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Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

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Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location Forbes Street, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Country India
City Mumbai

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 18.92827,72.83294

Summary

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, the President of India, Giani Zail Singh, visited to honor the centennial of the building of the synagogue. The Indian Post Office issued a stamp in honor of the centennial.

The synagogue is cared for by the Jewish community, which has diminished in recent years, leaving the synagogue without sufficient funds for conservation. The synagogue is in need of comprehensive treatment as water infiltration has damaged the roof, ceiling, and wall surfaces. The stained glass panels must be cleaned and restored, and the windows, timber balconies, and staircases require careful restoration.

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India

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Mumbai


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