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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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Hours:
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 12:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 13:00
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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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Beautiful, well kept and a moving story

The only synagogue in Yangon, with a tiny congregation, the struggle of one family to keep it going is very moving. Also delightful to see the ecumenical approach of the locals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rochester, New York, Usa
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Stuttgart
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its nice to see this preserved. The attendant let us in and showed us around, spoke of earlier glory and told us of the 4 remaining families from what must have been a larger population earlier.

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Rochester, New York, Usa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only synagogue in Yangon, with a tiny congregation, the struggle of one family to keep it going is very moving. Also delightful to see the ecumenical approach of the locals helping, from all the other faiths.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just wandered in, there was no one around, I think it may have been closed. It is very close to Thingyan. A sign said it was closed on Sundays. It was a lovely break from the heat and the hectic street. The have a guest book you can sign and some info on their history here.

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Thank Lanidracl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The synagogue is close to the busy street market on 26th St, so the visit can be combined with seeing downtown street life and Scot's Market. We knew the synagogue would be closed in the evening, but did manage some photos and a talk with the local guard.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very interesting only synagogue in Myanmar. Well preserved in the market area.Interesting history of a small Jewish community.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

In the middle of a busy and loud market street, you'll find this piece of history reflection of a splendorous Jewish Community, now reduced to a handful of families...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 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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Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

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