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A great historical site..neglected...

This Jewish Synagogue is a hidden gem in the By ulla area which is bustling with offices, banks... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
DrValliappan
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Coimbatore, India
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Jewish Heritage in Mumbai

I've been fortunate to visit the synagogue in 2013 and attend the reading of the Torah on the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
JamesnLizby
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

It was indeed a blessed experience to visit this synagogue which has a history of more than 150 years. Amazed at the architecture and also happy that it is well maintained even now. We were blessed to meet a member of this synagogue who gave...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautiful synagogue with much history and a warm welcome- pretty Ark cover and stunning stained glass.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This Jewish Synagogue is a hidden gem in the By ulla area which is bustling with offices, banks, schools and street vendors..Great tower and Hebrew lettering made me look back while on a business visit to the next door Axis Bank..Badly needs renovation..Only visiting Jews...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Magen David synagogue is an Orthodox Sephardi synagogue located in Byculla Mumbai. What I observed that this place need maintainance. I heard that this place is still there because of donations from abroad. This place is really calm and good.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I've been fortunate to visit the synagogue in 2013 and attend the reading of the Torah on the Sabbath. It was a great experience for me to witness how the few Indian Jews practiced their Jewish faith at this synagogue. Must visit for those who...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have not actually been to the Magen David Synagogue but I HAVE been to Mumbai's Kenneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue and recognize most of the photos that were posted here as images of Kenneseth Eliyahoo. That one is very close to the Prince of Wales Museum...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank elawrenz
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a magnificent old synagogue that, regrettably has fallen in serious disrepair. It is hard to understand why the diaspora Jewish community, and especial the Sassoon Trust, does not find the money to repair this crumbling, priceless building. It is still worth a a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank nippnsc
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Got to sit thru the end of a service and was welcomed by all present. There is a warm feeling here and it is done in the Portuguese style. Could use a good paint job inside and out but we were told that the annual...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Mumbai has several synagogues, all struggling with very few members, they survive primarily on donations from abroad. This one is particularly well maintained, in part because it still runs its large school -- 98% of whose students are Muslims.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Penina1C
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of the larger synagogues in Mumbai and pretty famous too. It was built by the Sassoon family and is worth visiting if you are in the Nagpada area near Byculla.

Date of experience: April 2015
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