Chesed-El Synagogue, Singapore

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The Chesed-El Synagogue is a synagogue in Singapore. It is located at Oxley Rise in the River Valley Planning Area, within the Central Area of Singapore.The synagogue was constructed in 1905. As the Jewish community grew beyond the capacity of the Maghain Aboth Synagogue, there was a need for this second place of worship, which was built in the late-Renaissance style. It was also one of the first places to use gaslights in Singapore.HistoryAs the Jewish community in Singapore continued to grow, the Maghain Aboth Synagogue that was opened for use in 1878 frequently became rather crowded. By 1902, some felt the need for another synagogue.There was another reason why another synagogue was needed. The Jewish community in Singapore was now made up of Jews from Europe as well as from Asia. Different backgrounds in the community led to disagreements over the order of service and specific rituals. Manasseh Meyer, who established the Maghain Aboth Synagogue, was very sensitive to this friction and was finally prompted to build his own private synagogue near his home in Oxley Rise.Named Chesed-El which means "Grace of God", the synagogue was completed in 1905.
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  • The synagogue is a few minutes ' walk from Dobyghort station. Although there is a sense of well-maintained history, it is not always popular. Sometimes there is electricity on the evening of the weekend.
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  • Phenomenally gorgeous building, unbounded hospitality, extreme friendliness and a fascinating experience. Was a pleasure and enriching weekend spent attending services and meals at this magnificent st...  more »
  • This is he most beauiful synagogue in Singapore and one of the nicest in South East Asia. It's run by a very friendly and welcoming community that opens their doors to everyone, including non jews who...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place and welcoming for any Jewish any time.
  • Beautiful completely renovated in 2016
  • Visit to see why it's a world heritage site
  • Beautiful shul with lovely people
  • Nice place
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