Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Myanmar’s only synagogue, Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue stands the test of time, beautifully maintained to serve the small Jewish community of the city. Constructed in 1893 and tucked into a busy street, the building is a listed heritage site of the city and a remnant of the country’s colonial era. Once a thriving place of worship, the synagogue now serves fewer than 20 members, but still opens its doors for services and as a museum. Visit in the morning, admiring the Torah reading table, ornate balconies, and delicate white and blue decorations depicting the Star of David motif. A visit to Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Well maintained synagogue. Definitely worth a visit. A wonderful place where Jewish, Muslims and Buddhists co-exist and look after each other as friends and neighbors. The strip of buildings across th...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    The only Jew Synagogue in Myanmar that has existed since the colonial times. The synagogue is small. You won't find it if you don't pay the attention when looking for it.  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    Myanmar's tiny Jewish population have a small role in the country's history. This well kept and attractive little synagogue will allow you to find out more. Definitely worthy of a visit.  more »
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  • July 21, 2016
    Went to the outside but got There at 330 after it has closed. I was only in Yangon for an afternoon but would love to check it out if i come back. I was told after the fact to email shalom Myanmar to ensure its open. The posted sign says mon-sat 9:30-2:30
  • December 16, 2016
    Built in 1893-96 . The remaining two Torahs in the Synagogue are originally from Baghdad and over 100 year old.
  • December 13, 2016
    Beautiful synagogue in the heart of Yangon
  • February 12, 2014
    A Beautiful synagogue, hidden in plain site. Lovingly cared for with much history in a changing city.
  • December 19, 2016
    Good

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