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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 1 252 814
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Musmeah yeshua is very iconics place. This is so beautiful place and it's nice place for traveling... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Rabi M
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very intresting

to understand the history of Burma at the British time, the jewish community at that time 19th... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Efrat M
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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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+95 1 252 814
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Musmeah yeshua is very iconics place. This is so beautiful place and it's nice place for traveling. We went to this place for traveling.

1  Thank Rabi M
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

to understand the history of Burma at the British time, the jewish community at that time 19th century

Thank Efrat M
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to meet Sam Samuels and a visitor from Australia whose grandmother was born into the Yangon Jewish community. Mr. Samuels brought out the original birth registry where her birth was listed by hand in 1900. Busy street but easy to find.

Thank Davidbengurion
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Synagogue is located in a small street - however visible from the main street. At least when you know what are you looking for. And there are some signs showing the direction. Beware that it is closed on Sundays.

3  Thank smallhausen1
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Though just off the street, the gate saddled between two small shops, once inside, the place exudes serenity. Built in the mid nineteenth century for Jewish merchants who landed here during the colonial era, and gave the city a host of buildings and institutions, it...More

2  Thank Pahari
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Wish we could have met Sammy (the Shalom Tour travel agent who organized our entire trip) who is guardian of synagogue. He could have given more context. The synagogue, located in the Muslim quarter, has poster boards with families and their Jewish life in Burma....More

1  Thank JustJulieNYC
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

This is a traditional Sephardic synagogue that will feel familiar and even comforting to Jewish travelers. It is quite reminiscent of the Sephardic synagogue in Mumbai, India, as is the Jewish history of Myanmar, which itself is fascinating. The Samuels family still runs and maintains...More

1  Thank Zachary B
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Down a side street if you are interested in Judiasm and Jewish History take a detour and visit. Still an active Synagogue albeit with a highly diminished community resident in Yangon.

Thank mfranks911
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

It's a fairly small Synagogue but very elegant. Also on display here is a history of the Jewish people in Yangon.

Thank Harsha J
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

The synagogue is within a square kilometer area in downtown Yangon where there are are several the places of worship. It is close to the Buddhist Sule pagoda, a sunni muslim mosque, a Christian church a chinese temple and a Hindu temple. Quite unusual, showing...More

Thank Jay S
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tampagrl007
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Sams8624 | Property representative |
So sorry about our late reply. We just signed as account user and saw this question. At the synagogue - we do have birth registry and if any of your family members were born in Rangoon? If so we trace in back. Most of the... More
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Martin M
July 31, 2015|
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Response from Mitchell1944 | Reviewed this property |
I did not email Samuel. I knew about the synagogue because I am Jewish and I have a big interest in SE Asia. The Lonely Planet Myanmar Guidebook recommended the synagogue as an important place to visit. I went to find the... More
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