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Maghain Aboth Synagogue

24 Waterloo Street Jewish Synagogue 26, Singapore 187950, Singapore
+65 6332 3012
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If you are Jewish, by all means, go on Saturday morning....

I have been visiting since 1979. Tremendous improvements. Now air-conditioned and not falling in... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
David Z
The most unfriendly place in Singapore. Don’t waste your time visiting this place.

We were there a few weeks ago for Sabbath services and the meals. It was terrible. The most... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Pood W
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Learn about Singapore’s early Jewish settlers at the Maghain Aboth Synagogue. Constructed in 1878, the Maghain Aboth, which means Shield of Our Fathers, is the oldest Jewis building in Southeast Asia.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
22 Feb 2018
“If you are Jewish, by all means, go on Saturday morning....”
11 Feb 2018
“The most unfriendly place in Singapore. Don’t waste your time visiting this place.”
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24 Waterloo Street Jewish Synagogue 26, Singapore 187950, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I have been visiting since 1979. Tremendous improvements. Now air-conditioned and not falling in. Also as adjacent school, social building with dining hall and chapel, community rooms. They are Sephardim and Orthodox. So they don't really care about non-Jews. Jews are welcomed but it's not...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We were there a few weeks ago for Sabbath services and the meals. It was terrible. The most unfriendly congregation I have ever visited, and I have visited many. The rabbi was equally unfriendly. He did not have the courtesy of saying hello even once....More

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Dating back almost 140 years, this is a lovely little synagogue, located in central Singapore. The interiors of the synagogue are lovely, yet simple. Notice that unless you are an Israeli carrying an Israeli passport with you, you need to contact the place in advance...More

1  Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

i understand jews must be very careful of islamist attacks. so security is a vital necessity. in europe there is less problems (?) i understand god bless you be careful shalom.

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We try to visit synagogues where ever we travel and Singapore was no exception. We found the website and emailed 2 weeks before we were getting to Singapore. We got an immediate response back asking for a copy of our passport and a date and...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

What a beautiful synagogue! we were lucky to celebrate Shabbat with a nice community. We loved the prayer that was Moroccan style rabbi Abirgil was great. You need to go before Shabbat so they can take a copy of your passport otherwise you can't get...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The tfila was 45 min including the tora portion on thursday. People are friendly. Enjoyed my visit here

Thank Shai A
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

From the beginning this place has been well, exclusive for the Jews. In order for non-Jews to access to the synagogue, you need prior appointment. So a week before my trip to Singapore, I emailed the administration seeking an appointment. Like the previous commentator, I...More

3  Thank albernardo_kung
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Access to the synagogue is restricted to the public for obvious security reasons and their website suggested that a prior appointment is necessary to plan a visit. A few days before my trip, I emailed the administration seeking an appointment. I got a response from...More

1  Thank RajeevM19
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

The synagogue is only open to visitors from Monday through to Thursday. PRs and citizens can enter by just showing their ICs, whilst foreigners need to arrange for permission to enter by getting their passport details validated a few days in advance. The synagogue is...More

3  Thank KGB777
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