List of synagogues

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This is a list of synagogues around the world.

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  • India India: Mumbai: Knesset Eliyahoo, Magen David, Tifferth Israel, Etz Haeem, Shaar Rason, Shaar Haramamin. In the suburbs of Mumbai there are two synagogues—at Thana and Kurla—accessible by commuter train. In the Konkan Region of Maharashtra there are ten synagogue buildings (including those in Pen, Panvel, and a string of small towns and villages, but most are no longer or irregularly functioning, yet the buildings remain in adequate condition.

Ahmedabad: Magen Abraham, a nice Art Deco structure in the center of the city. Pune: There are two synagogues in Pune Camp—Magen David (built in the late 19th century by the Baghdadi Jews), Succoth Sholam (constructed by the Bene Israel Jews). New Delhi: Judah Hyam Prayer Hall. Kolkata (Calcutta): Magen David Synagogue, Beth El Synagogue, and the closed Neveth Shalom Synagogue. The three buildings, located in close proximity to one another in the center of the city, were built by the Baghdadi Jews in the late 19th to early 20th century. Kochi: Paradesi Synagogue in the Mattancherry area (functioning), Tekkumbagam Synagogue also in Mattancherry (closed and in derelict condition), Tekkumbagam Synagogue in the Ernakulam area (closed), Kadavumbagam Synagogue also in Ernakulam (now operated by a local Jews as the Cochin Blossoms plant/fish business. Parur (Paravoor), Kerala Synagogue (45 minutes north of Kochi, now closed, but under restoration in 2010/2011 by the government of Kerala). Mala, Kerala Synagogue (an hour and a quarter north of Kochi, now closed, and controlled by the local municipality). Chendamangalam (Chennamangalam) Synagogue, Kerala (forty-five minutes north of Kochi, now closed but operating as a Jewish museum—open daily, except Mondays). Main article: Synagogues in India See www.cochinsyn.com.

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  • Zambia Zambia: Lusaka Synagogue (Lusaka) There were once synagogues in Ndola, Kitwe, and Mufulira, Zambia of the Copperbelt Region, but they are now African churches. Ndola's former synagogue, now used by the Catholic Church as offices, and they built a new prayer space for church services. In Kitwe, the former synagogue is today owned and operated by the Salvation Army. The synagogue in Livingstone is also now an African church. There was once a Jewish community in the Copperbelt Region town of Luwansha, but it is unclear whether any former synagogue was built and still stands.
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation (Bulawayo), Harare Hebrew Congregation (Harare). There were once three synagogues in the Midlands region of the country—in Kadoma (building destroyed), Kitwe (building used by an African church, and Gewru (building used as a church today).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plotz, David (2003-01-22). "David Plotz in Africa". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  2. ^ List of Synagogues in Berlin
  3. ^ "Synagogues of the World: Honduras". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 

Waronker, Jay A. Articles (2007, 2009, 2010) appear in KULANU (www.kulanu.org) on the synagogue architecture of Zambia.

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