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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 9 517 5062
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Hidden gem

We walked here from the Junction City Shopping mall. It wasn't too far and took us about 10-15mins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ptrcks
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Important site in the history of Burmese Jewry

The Musmeah Yeshua synagogue is a beautifully preserved building that, alas, hardly functions as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cluelessSingapore
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 13:00
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No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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+95 9 517 5062
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here from the Junction City Shopping mall. It wasn't too far and took us about 10-15mins. You need to turn into the street, then you'll see the main entrance. Walk through and there'll be someone there. Entering the synagogue, there are shawls and...More

Thank Ptrcks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Musmeah Yeshua synagogue is a beautifully preserved building that, alas, hardly functions as synagogue anymore. I visited one Saturday morning and was the only person there, apart from an attendant. The ark still contains two brightly polished Sephardic Torahs. On the bimah was a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I finally got to visit the synagogue after months of it being closed/raining etc. The synagogue itself is a standard synagogue but I guess the context is what makes it interesting. Nestled in essentially a Muslim quarter, the tiny Jewish community descends primarily from Baghdadi...More

Thank Sefina
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a beautiful synagogue with a small membership. Be sure to go inside as they are receptive to visitors.

Thank thedoll1
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Its nice to see this preserved. The attendant let us in and showed us around, spoke of earlier glory and told us of the 4 remaining families from what must have been a larger population earlier.

1  Thank AljarreauStuttgart
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The only synagogue in Yangon, with a tiny congregation, the struggle of one family to keep it going is very moving. Also delightful to see the ecumenical approach of the locals helping, from all the other faiths.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I just wandered in, there was no one around, I think it may have been closed. It is very close to Thingyan. A sign said it was closed on Sundays. It was a lovely break from the heat and the hectic street. The have a...More

Thank Lanidracl
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The synagogue is close to the busy street market on 26th St, so the visit can be combined with seeing downtown street life and Scot's Market. We knew the synagogue would be closed in the evening, but did manage some photos and a talk with...More

1  Thank Harry R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very interesting only synagogue in Myanmar. Well preserved in the market area.Interesting history of a small Jewish community.

1  Thank Michaelbr
Reviewed 27 February 2017

In the middle of a busy and loud market street, you'll find this piece of history reflection of a splendorous Jewish Community, now reduced to a handful of families...

1  Thank Clau K
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tampagrl007
16 June 2016|
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Response from Dugan65 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everything the others mentioned about the temple in Yangon. Unfortunately only a few members are left. I do know several Iraqi Jews who have moved to the US, if that helps.
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Martin M
31 July 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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pamela r
25 January 2015|
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Response from Dejan P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no need for making any reservation, Musmeah Yeshua synagogue is open daily (except for shabbat) from 10-12 and from 4-6PM and there is no entrance fee, although contributions are welcomed for keeping the... More
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