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Neveh Shalome Synagogue, Kolkata

by on Jan.31, 2015, under On the Road, Shaheb Cafe

Next door to the Magen David Synagogue is the “Old Synagogue,” official name Neveh Shalome. In 1825 a house was bought on this site and made into Kolkata’s first synagogue. It was demolished and rebuilt as the present one in 1911.

Full story here on Kolkata’s handful of remaining Baghdadi Jews. Photos taken January, 2015–>>

The "Old Synagogue,"  official name Neveh Shalome.
The "Old Synagogue," official name Neveh Shalome.
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A brief history of the origins of the Baghdadi Jews in Kolkata.
A brief history of the origins of the Baghdadi Jews in Kolkata.
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Outside the Magen David and Neveh Shalome Synagogues
Outside the Magen David and Neveh Shalome Synagogues
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