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KENESETH ELIYAHOO SYNAGOGUE

KENESETH ELIYAHOO SYNAGOGUE
Mumbai, India
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BACKGROUND

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is the second oldest Sephardic synagogue in Mumbai. Constructed in 1884, the synagogue was designed by Bombay architects Gostling and Morris and was paid for by the Sassoon family, who were prominent philanthropists in Bombay in the nineteenth century. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2010, WMF funded the creation of a comprehensive conservation plan for Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue. This plan addresses structural and architectural integrity as well as the restoration of historic finishes and stained glass. WMF is currently working with a local conservator to restore the synagogue’s nineteenth-century stained glass windows. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue continues to be used as a synagogue and is the center of Jewish cultural and religious life in Mumbai. The building contains unique features that draw on the various cultural forces in Mumbai in the nineteenth century, combining Jewish traditions with Indian and English colonial influences.

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