Exploring Mumbai’s Lesser Known Jewish Heritage

Mumbai

Few people know that the Jewish community in India, though a minority is rather strong. Comprising of three distinct groups – Bene Israel, the Malabar Jewish Community and the Iraqi Jews their history goes back 2000 years with evidence listed on local cemeteries in Hebrew.

Pricing:  US$ 46 per person for minimum 2 participants.

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History and Culture

Few people know that the Jewish community in India, though a minority is rather strong. Comprising of three distinct groups – Bene Israel, the Malabar Jewish Community and the Iraqi Jews their history goes back 2000 years with evidence listed on local cemeteries in Hebrew.

Even though the community has shrunk in size over the years, one cannot deny the involvement they have in the history of this magnificent city.

In this Tour....

• This itinerary combines Jewish History along with the history of traditional Indian temples and palaces.
• You start your day with a visit to the Knesseth Eliahoo Synagogue that was built in 1884.
• You also visit the Magen David Synagogue a beautiful building with heritage significance.
• The Tiphereth Israel Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in the city.
• The tour includes a visit to the ORT and a meet with Mr. Benjamin Isaac.
• You also get to explore the Mercy Synagogue or the Juni Masjid that was established in 1796.

TOUR STYLE: Jewish Heritage

MEETING POINT: Knesseth Eliahoo Synagogue (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: Juni Masjid

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 4 hours

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: The tour includes a local English speaking guide

EXCLUSIONS: It does not include personal purchases, foods, tips and gratuities.

WHEN: This tour is offered at 11AM on all days

WHAT TO WEAR: casual dressing

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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