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Ohel David Synagogue

Moledina Road | Opposite Nehru Memorial Hall, Pune, India
+91 20 2613 2048
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Yesterday evening being Sunday , I passed by this lovely structure.It is so calm but the presence... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Pune, India
Nice old synagogue

This is the biggest synagogue in Asia outside Israel. This is an old synagogue that looks like a... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Omer A
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Moledina Road | Opposite Nehru Memorial Hall, Pune, India
+91 20 2613 2048
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Yesterday evening being Sunday , I passed by this lovely structure.It is so calm but the presence of 24/7 security is omnipresent.This place of worship used to be alive on Saturday evenings but with security so much, a visit needs police permission.The cops are on...More

1  Thank Tonymel64
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is the biggest synagogue in Asia outside Israel. This is an old synagogue that looks like a Gothic church. The ground keeper is friendly and let you in only if you have a reservation or you convinced him you are a Jew. The ground...More

2  Thank Omer A
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The synagogue is known by locals as Lal Deval means the red synagogue as it is painted in dark red. Built 150 years ago, it looks form outside like a 19th century Gothic church but with no cross. The friendly caretaker, who lives in the...More

1  Thank Giora_I_L
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Ohel David Synagogue is popularly called Lal Deval and is a place of pilgrimage for the tiny Jewish community. Visitors are not allowed inside. This place has been under heavy and constant security cover since earlier terror incidents in Mumbai and Pune. Hence, this...More

Thank iammanish2015
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Ohel David Synagogue in Pune is the largest Jewish Synagogue outside of Israel. Nowadays non-Jews are not allowed inside. Nevertheless its a fine piece of architecture worth admiring it from outside.

Thank Padma Veeraragh... B
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Seemed to be a hit with visitors - but clearly the Jewish community has either dwindled or is non-existent. Still a nice, quiet and well maintained place of worship.

Thank Jvalant
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Popularity known as Lal Deval in Marathi which translates to Red Temple, this is a beautiful serene place in the heart of the city. Just step into the garden and you are away from the hustle and bustle of Pune traffic. Its literally a Red...More

Thank Kamal K
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This unique synagogue is popularly known as the Red Temple. An interesting blend of architectural wonder and divinity, one can't help but admire the design and interesting use of colours. Built in the neo-Gothic style with red brick and stone, this superb synagogue has a...More

Thank chow69
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Our group visited the Ohel David Synagogue during a recent trip, and I'm so glad we decided to go. The site is highly secure, but we were permitted access once a kind gentleman who is the primary caretaker of the site arrived. He was a...More

2  Thank DragonChowhound
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Ohel David synagogue is a beautifully preserved historical remnant of the Jewish community in Pune. It looks like a nineteenth century neo gothic English church from the outside (no crosses...) but it is called a "misjad" (a mosque) by the locals as there were...More

1  Thank Avi L
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larry w
would like to come for friday night services on january 8th, what time are services?
28 December 2015|
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Response from chow69 | Reviewed this property |
I really would not know, as I never have attended service/prayers. However it could be found out and intimated to you. Shalom