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From India to the Negev with love.

This is a small cultural museum with a great synagogue to see. It is somewhat different from the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
David L
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Jerusalem, Israel
From Cochin (Kerala, India) to Nevatim (Neghev, Israel)

Nevatim, an agricultural settlement near the city of Beer-Sheba (capital of the Neghev area) was... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
R C
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Nevatim is a moshav in the northern Negev area of Israel, about 10 minutes ESE of Beersheva by car. It was settled in 1954 by Jewish immigrants from Cochin, India. Over 6000 Cochin Jews live in Israel now, of which 620 people live on the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is a small cultural museum with a great synagogue to see. It is somewhat different from the ones you are used to.

Thank David L
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Nevatim, an agricultural settlement near the city of Beer-Sheba (capital of the Neghev area) was settled in 1954 by jews from Cochin, India. It boasts a Cochin Heritage Center composed of a compact, amazing museum and a stunning synagogue, both definitely worth a visit. 1....More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Jewish communities have been established throw-out history in all continents. These communities have preserved on the one hand their Judaism but also adapted to local culture: food, language; architecture. The miraculous creation of the State of Israel has brought Jews from more than 150 countries....More

Thank Judithneisse
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Unbelievable! My wife and I visit sites in the south of Israel innumerable times and never knew about this beautiful Cochin (Indian) synagogue located on Moshav Nevatim which is about 11 km from Beersheba on route 25, the road to Dimona. A friend of mine,...More

2  Thank stanbroch
Reviewed 15 January 2017

For someone who knew little about the Cochini community, this was a real eye-opener. They have brought their synagogue with all the cultural artifacts to be preserved so the rich culture is not lost. I learned so much about not just the Jews of Cochin,...More

Thank buba6
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were looking for new places to visit in the south of Israel and happened upon the internet site of the Cochin cultural center. We spent several hours at the site which included the museum visit and audio-visual presentation ; afterwards we had a picnic...More

Thank SandiF85140
Reviewed 10 April 2016

While staying in a rented house on the Moshav for a few days, the cultural center and synagogue were on-site attractions. An introductory film sets the stage for a user-friendly tour through a compact museum and the community's synagogue. A docent guides you through all...More

1  Thank Doc A
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We were able to visit the museum last month. Since I originally hail from Kerala, south India where Cochin is and place where Cochin Jews lived for many years, I was able to appreciate the culture, garments etc more. Our guide was very helpful and...More

3  Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We had an interesting tour of the moshav and learned about the history of the Jews of Cochin, India and their aliya to Israel.

Thank coffeemavenswife
Reviewed 1 January 2015

A small museum which tells the history of a very unique Jewish community. There is a film, a small ethnographic display, and a synagogue. The whole visit takes no longer than an hour. Call ahead to make sure they are open. May need to call...More

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Response from tanners47 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. There might be something similar to an Air B n B.
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