Syn­a­gogue to mark 175 years

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - MU BAI - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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