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Why locals love it

It is a hidden gem. Not many locals are aware about this or ever visited this place. Although the words “Beth El Synagogue” are written at the entrance but the thousand of people walking past it everyday is unaware of its existence. Although the services of the Beth El Synagogue have long stopped but the interior are astonishingly well maintained.

Why you should visit it

Although the services of the Beth El Synagogue have long stopped but the interior are astonishingly well maintained. The chequered marble floor, gleaming chandeliers, stained glass windows create a stunning atmosphere. The hall is surrounded by balconies, reserved for women, on three sides. The stained glasses are the one of the finest attraction.

Special tip

Kolkata's Jews are mostly Baghdadi Jews who came to Kolkata to trade. At one point as strong as 6000, the community has dwindled to about 40 or less.

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2 Comments

Only Jewish worshipping place here,heritage
Jeit
Local
July 13, 2019
Nostalgic place and nice structure to see
Subhojit
Local
December 8, 2018

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