Knesset Eliyahoo

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Knesset Eliyahoo
בית הכנסת אליהו
The exterior of the synagogue
Basic information
Location India Mumbai, India
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Sephardic
Province Marashtra
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Active

The Knesset Eliyahoo, also Knesset Eliyahu, is an 1885 Orthodox synagogue in Fort (area) in downtown Mumbai. It was built by Jacob Elias Sassoon and his brothers to commemorate their father and is run by the Jacob Sassoon Trust.

In 1985, President Giani Zail Singh visited the site to honour the centennial of the building of the synagogue. The Indian Post Office issued a stamp in honour of the centennial too.[1]

Until[clarification needed] the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, services were led by Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg.[2]

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  1. ^ Asian Models of Entrepreneurship: From the Indian Union and the Kingdom of Nepal to the Japanese Archipelago : Context, Policy and Practice, Leo Paul Dana, World Scientific, 2007, p. 89
  2. ^ Jews of Mumbai, a Tiny and Eclectic Group, Suddenly Reconsider Their Serene Existence, Jeremy Kahn, Dec. 2, 2008, New York Times [1]