Jewish Synagogue
Jewish Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue

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The Jewish Synagogue in Kochi, also known as the Paradesi Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue, is a testament to the vibrant history and culture of the Jewish community in India. Located in the heart of the bustling Jew Town, this synagogue is one of the oldest active synagogues in the Commonwealth of Nations, with a history dating back over four centuries.

Built in 1568, the synagogue is an architectural marvel that boasts of intricate carvings and embellishments that are a blend of Indian and Jewish styles. The main prayer hall is adorned with ornate chandeliers, hand-painted tiles, and intricate Belgian glasswork. The wooden ark, which houses the Torah scrolls, is an exquisite piece of art that is adorned with silver and gold.

The Paradesi Synagogue is not just a place of worship but also a cultural and historical landmark. It houses a wealth of artifacts and treasures that provide a glimpse into the lives of the Jewish community in India. The synagogue's museum showcases rare and antique objects such as copper plates, inscriptions, and hand-painted Chinese porcelain that were used by the community.

Apart from its rich cultural heritage, the synagogue also serves as a symbol of the communal harmony that has existed in Kochi for centuries. The Jewish community has lived in Kochi for over 2000 years, and they have seamlessly integrated into the city's diverse fabric. The synagogue's proximity to the nearby St. Francis Church and the Dutch Palace is a testament to the city's history of interfaith and intercultural exchange.

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    Opening Time

    • Monday :
      7:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Tuesday :
      7:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Wednesday :
      7:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Thursday :
      7:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Friday :
      7:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Saturday :
      7:00 am to 6:30 pm
    • Sunday :
      8:00 am to 6:30 pm
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    • No Entry Fees

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