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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
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No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were fortunate to visit this unique site of worship. The caretaker and workers were welcoming and the historic pictures and English explanations were informative. With the religious diversity in this city, we were glad to visit this location amongst the Hindu temple, Muslim mosques,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank justravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the only Jewish place of worship in Myanmar and is kept open on all days except Sabbath from 9 am till 2 pm. It is taken care of by a friend of mine who is one of the last ten...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...is pretty amazing. It wouldn’t be right to say it was ‘unexpected’ because it’s in guide books and on here but it’s location and history make it unique nonetheless. Inside it’s beautifully adorned and has some interesting background information too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. On arrival (a Sunday) it said “closed” but the very friendly caretaker was happy to open and allow us in. Located in a beautiful heritage building and so well taken care of inside and outside. There are interesting pictures and posters...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Teddy-at-large
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad that my friend and I sought this out. Fascinating and wonderful. And this whole part of town is fascinating. Within a five minute walk from this shul, you have Mosques, Christian church, Hindu temples and more. Absolutely wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually it is not very easy to enter the synagogue. But this synagogue is very open to public. We can look inside and take photos freely. It is very well maintained

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iwsantoso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip! We really were moved by viewing this place. A congregant walked in with her cousin when we were there. She explained that they have 26 members and hold services on some Friday nights and on Jewish holidays.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LolisBoston
Reviewed 13 January 2019

The synagogue is well preserved and kept in perfect shape although the Yangon Jewish community is dwindling. The synagogue also shows documents about vivid Burmese-Israeli relations in 60s. The synagogue is located in Moslem quarter of the town and there are no extra security arrangements...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin B
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Very interesting place to find in Yangon. It would be easy to walk right passed it as it's tucked between a few little Yangon shops. Very historical. The place has been kept in very good shape. You wouldn't spend much time here because it's quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

Completed in 1896 to serve the Jewish community in Rangoon. Most of them were traders and merchants originating from Iraq and other countries in the Middle East. At one point in the 1930s there were 2500 Jewish people in the city. Many left after the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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666anastasia
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Hi It is beautiful. Go and visit.
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So sorry about our late reply. We just signed as account user and saw this question. At the synagogue - we do have birth registry and if any of your family members were born in Rangoon? If so we trace in back. Most of the... More
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Response from Mitchell1944 | Reviewed this property |
I did not email Samuel. I knew about the synagogue because I am Jewish and I have a big interest in SE Asia. The Lonely Planet Myanmar Guidebook recommended the synagogue as an important place to visit. I went to find the... More
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