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Mumbai Jewish Heritage Tour

The Jewish community in India is comprised of 03 distinct groups: Bene Israel, The Malabar Jewish community and the Iraqi Jews. Their history dates back to over 2000 years ago where there is evidence listed on the cemeteries in Hebrew. Today the community has shrunk considerably; however, there is a large community still active to share the history with us. This program combines both Jewish histories (as we go the beaten track to explore this remarkable culture) with the traditional Indian temples and palaces through the land of the Maharajas.
Note: Access to the Synagogue is reserved for Jewish Community only

per adult from

$92

AUD

Duration

5 to 7 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Entrace Fees GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bottled water Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Colaba
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks local guide
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Colaba, Mumbai 400005 India

    Morning pick up will be provided from your Mumbai hotel & taken to Visit to the Knesseth Eliahoo Synagogue (also known as Fort Jewish Synagogue), established in 1884 by Mr. Jacob Sasson in memory of his father. Leave to visit the Magen David Synagogue - the huge beautiful building is heritage point and famous tourist place it is located in the premises of Jewish school and having prayer services on every morning shabat and every festival synagogue is open from 9 to 9 in evening, Magen David Synagogue was built in 1861 in Byculla, Mumbai, by David Sassoon. It is a tall one-storied building in the style of Victorian architecture. Its gothic character with frontal pillars and clock tower is noteworthy. Magen David Synagogue has a beautiful tebah (reader's platform that marks the center of Sefardic synagogues) and hekhal (ark which holds Torahs in cases of hammered silver). Regular worship services are conducted. David Sassoon built an elementary school near the synagogue which is now the Sir Jacob Sassoon Free High School. The synagogue runs under the Sir Jacob Sassoon Charity Trust. Tiphereth Israel Synagogue - is one of the oldest synagogues in Mumbai. It was started in 1886 in a rented building by the Bene Israel community of Mumbai and is now located at Rosh-Del-Villa in Jacob Circle. Tiphereth Israel Synagogue was formally known as Jacob Circle Prayer Hall. It is also called Kandlekaranchi Mashid. Sabbath worships are conducted with community hall, place where religious studies are done and various activities are held. We later visit the ORT and meet Mr Benjamin Isaac. Later visit Gate of Mercy Synagogue or Juni Masjid established in 1796. The street on which the Synagogue stands was named Samaji Street in His Honor and is at present known as Samuel Street. The Synagogue celebrated its centenary in the year 1896 and then renamed Shaar-Ha-Rahamim. to conclude up will be dropped to your Mumbai hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    South Mumbai hotels , preferable colaba location
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Discover Activities

Activity ID: V-76234P128

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