Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue Yangon
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in downtown Yangon and also the only synagogue in Myanmar.
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in downtown Yangon and also the only synagogue in Myanmar. This small synagogue is located right on the busy lane off the 26th Street in downtown Yangon, nestled between Muslim trader stalls and Indian paint shops as is the case Burmese, Hindus and Muslims co-exist happily and peacefully here. It was built between 1893 and 1896 to server about 2500 Jews from Middle East, Israel and Cochini at that time.
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
The synagogue has kept its quaint blue-colour colonial-style façade. The interior is quite spacious thanks to the high ceiling and graceful columns. Decor is kept quite simple with the Star of David being the main design. The keeper of synagogue Moses Samuels holds the minyan service every Friday and posts a sign on the front of the synagogue that reads: “A tree may be alone in the field; a man alone in the world, but a Jew is never alone on his holy days.” Moses Samuels is known to make every effort to welcome and give guided tours to visitors of all faiths outside opening hours.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 12:00 daily, Saturdays and other holy days open until evening.