Friday, 12 April 2013

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

We've shown you the only synagogue in South India - the sweet Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin. In Mumbai, there are actually a handful synagogues and a slightly larger, but still tiny population of Jews. The beautiful blue Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is located in the Colaba neighborhood in central Mumbai. Built in 1884 by Jacob Elias Sassoon in the memory of his father Eliyahoo Sassoon, the temple still cuts an imposing figure.

The outside, definitely looking blue. Yea, sand bags for the police around the perimeter.

The lovely interior.

The view from the casual balcony, complete with wicker chairs. We love how you can just move them around as you please. On the right, Jewish tools of the trade.

The floor is as beautiful as the rest of the temple, nice tile work. A final look.

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