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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

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Address: No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Phone Number:
+95 9 517 5062
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Today
09:30 - 13:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 12:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 13:00
Description:

Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.

Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.

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Lovely Synagogue to Visit!

We were fortunate to have the Rabbi's daughter give us a tour and explanation of the Synagogue. Her father recently passed away. There once was a thriving Jewish Community in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have the Rabbi's daughter give us a tour and explanation of the Synagogue. Her father recently passed away. There once was a thriving Jewish Community in Yangon- but now only about 20 people remain there. Be sure to visit this on your own or with your guide when touring Yangon. They are only open at certain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only synagogue in Myanmar is kept in pristine conditions from the time it was built. It is currently being renovated after the cyclone damaged the roof. It is open every day until 2pm so make sure you get there before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is well worth a visit, Jewish or not. It speaks to the diverse, cosmopolitan past of Yangon when it had a sizable, well-to-do a Jewish community originally from Iraq.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The synagogue down the street from Sule Pagoda, near a mosque. The caretakers were friendly and allow us to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a hidden gem.This synagogue was home to Yangon's thriving Jewish community and survives today due to selfless dedication of the small,approximately 20,congregants who keep it open and alive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a pretty small synagogue but the architecture there attracted me. We visited on Friday, and there was no activity at the church at that time which made me feel a little pity. If you want to see something different after having been to certain pagodas in Yangon, you may wanna try this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well kept, in picturesque neighbourhood. Very atmospheric. Excellent guide on site. Small souvenir shop attached. Toilet facilities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Even though there are less than 20 Jews living in Myanmar today, this building is a relic of a rich history. Right near the market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were fortunate to get inside the Synagogue on a Sunday. Very well maintained and one of a dying breed of synagogues in lands where Jews have left or are leaving, with no one staying

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Down a small street filled with market stalls was the synagogue of Yangon. It's a fascinating old synagogue with a rich history in a city full of pagodas, churches and mosques. Try to organise a tour or guide as the caretaker on duty when we visited was not able to provide any information.

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