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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

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Address: No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Phone Number:
+95 9 517 5062
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09:30 - 12:00
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Mon - Tue 09:30 - 12:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 13:00
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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.

Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.

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Amazing dedication by small congregation to keeo this synagogue alive

What a hidden gem.This synagogue was home to Yangon's thriving Jewish community and survives today due to selfless dedication of the small,approximately 20,congregants who keep it... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Pam F
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

What a hidden gem.This synagogue was home to Yangon's thriving Jewish community and survives today due to selfless dedication of the small,approximately 20,congregants who keep it open and alive.

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Thank Pam F
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was a pretty small synagogue but the architecture there attracted me. We visited on Friday, and there was no activity at the church at that time which made me feel a little pity. If you want to see something different after having been to certain pagodas in Yangon, you may wanna try this.

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Thank Thuong M
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very well kept, in picturesque neighbourhood. Very atmospheric. Excellent guide on site. Small souvenir shop attached. Toilet facilities.

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Thank Leslie96
San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Even though there are less than 20 Jews living in Myanmar today, this building is a relic of a rich history. Right near the market.

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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were fortunate to get inside the Synagogue on a Sunday. Very well maintained and one of a dying breed of synagogues in lands where Jews have left or are leaving, with no one staying

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Down a small street filled with market stalls was the synagogue of Yangon. It's a fascinating old synagogue with a rich history in a city full of pagodas, churches and mosques. Try to organise a tour or guide as the caretaker on duty when we visited was not able to provide any information.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Obviously built when there was a sizable Jewish community in Rangoon, but despite their lack of numbers the community keeps this impressive building open. Lovely to see a small piece of Jewish culture in an unexpected place. The community leader Sammy Samuels also offers tours - search Myanmar Shalom.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

The synagogue is large and impressive but this is not the main issue, There are only 20 Jews in Yangon and they devotedly keep and maintain the synagogues for the History and for the future as Shmuel Shmuel the young Jew who showed us the placed said. He and his family raise the money to keep the place alive .... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Build long ago Beautyful building High ceiling with Lovely blue tiles decorating the walls One must visit this place Feel the past and enjoy the place If it's closed Just stand by the gate You will not stand long Some one member of the care taker family will greet you And open the gate then the doors and show you... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

The synagogue is run by the daughter of a family of Baghdadi jews living in Yangon. She was wonderful to talk to and gave us a great history of the place. The good news is the synagogue is full on the high holidays thanks to the Israeli embassy and business men in the city. I loved this place and was... More 

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