Synagogue to mark 175 years
The “Shaare Rason” synagogue, considered to be the second oldest synagogue in the city and among the first ones to be made from the contribution from local Jews, will be celebrating 175 years of its existence. The small synagogue is located at Tantanpura Street near Masjid station. However, its celebration will be held at Magen David Synagogue in Byculla due to space constraints. Maharashtra governor and two Rabbis of Indian origin now living in the United States will be attending the celebrations.
“The oldest synagogue is Shaare Harahamim Synagogue in Masjid Bunder. But, that was built when the British gave us money to build it. This one is the second oldest but, was built by collecting money from the locals here,” Juda Samuel, president of Shaare Rason Synagogue, said.