Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

Synagogue in Yangon
Open today until 1:30 PM
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a year ago
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת משמיע ישועה‎) is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in Downtown Yangon and Burma's only synagogue. The synagogue stands between Indian paint shops and Muslim traders on a small street near the city centre. A plaque at the entrance of the building states that the present stone building, which was built between 1893 – 1896, replaced an earlier, smaller wooden structure that was erected in 1854. It is one of 188 sites on the Yangon City Development Council’s list of Heritage Buildings. It serves the few remaining Jews of the country, mostly descendants of Baghdadi Jews from Iraq.
- Li T
a year ago
I really love this synagogue. It is the one and only synagogue left in the whole of Myanmar.It is more than a hundred years old now. In the early 19th Century, there was a huge number of Jewish community in Yangon. This synagogue hold at least 120 Torah. Now only 2 remains in this synagogue. It is maintained by Mr. Sammy Samuel, a Burmese Jew in Myanmar. It was recognized by Yangon Heritage Trust as a historical heritage of Yangon. Though, only a handful of Jewish community remains in Yangon, this synagogue receive prayers from experts Jews working in Yangon. When you visit Yangon, I would like you to visit the synagogue.
- Aung M
a year ago
The synagogue is historical and modest. Has antique wooden chairs with benches. Great lighting with full of vintage pictures on Jewish community before world war 2. Yangon has a good number of Jewish community. This is the only Synagogue in Myanmar and it’s very charming. Worth visiting this enchanting Synagogue in Yangon. This is being maintained since 1896.
- Ummay A

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26th Street
Myanmar (Burma)

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Mon:10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Tue:1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Wed:1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Thu:1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Fri:1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Sat:1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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