Moshav Nevatim Cochin cultural center

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Moshav Nevatim Cochin cultural center

Moshav Nevatim Cochin cultural center
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lior r
Beersheba, Israel70 contributions
An nice view into the live of Cochin jews
Oct 2019
This is a complex that includes a bid Synagogue and a museum build in the Cochin tradition. In the synagogue the Torah scrolls are original from Cochin and the way the ended up here is quite a story.
The Jews fro Cochin did not have almost any contact with the rest of the Diaspora Jews and have quite a unique set of traditions an prayers.
Written November 25, 2019
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David L
Jerusalem, Israel25 contributions
From India to the Negev with love.
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a small cultural museum with a great synagogue to see. It is somewhat different from the ones you are used to.
Written August 2, 2018
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R C
Ramat Hasharon, Israel284 contributions
From Cochin (Kerala, India) to Nevatim (Neghev, Israel)
Jan 2018 • Friends
Nevatim, an agricultural settlement near the city of Beer-Sheba (capital of the Neghev area) was settled in 1954 by jews from Cochin, India. It boasts a Cochin Heritage Center composed of a compact, amazing museum and a stunning synagogue, both definitely worth a visit.

1. the museum.
We were presented with a 16- minutes documentary on the history and customs of the Cochin jewish community and its immigration to Israel.
On the walls at the entrance, and in the movie room - black and white pictures depicting life in India and the transition from trade there to agriculture. here.

Next, we were led through rooms with a rich variety of encased exhibits from daily life in Cochin: clothing, jewelery items, household ware, religious lamps, Torah case.

2. the synagogue
Plain looking outside, stunning inside.
The interior is breathtaking. Never have I seen such richness of details and color, lights, pillars, fine furniyture and ornaments.
The central part of the synagogue is taken up with the Holy Arc (the wooden closet which contains the Torah scrolls) and in front of it - the bima (the podium for Torah readings). There's a second bima upstairs, on the ladies' floor.
Written March 10, 2018
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Judithneisse
Nahariya, Israel104 contributions
Indian Judaism
Jul 2017 • Friends
Jewish communities have been established throw-out history in all continents. These communities have preserved on the one hand their Judaism but also adapted to local culture: food, language; architecture. The miraculous creation of the State of Israel has brought Jews from more than 150 countries. Some of this groups has settled in a village of their own where they continued their links to the previous culture but also adapted to the Israeli modern society. The Cochin Community of Nevatim is such an example. The beautiful replica of their original Synagogue is very moving and interesting.
Written October 15, 2017
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stanbroch
Rehovot, Israel172 contributions
Hidden beauty off the beaten track
Feb 2017 • Couples
Unbelievable! My wife and I visit sites in the south of Israel innumerable times and never knew about this beautiful Cochin (Indian) synagogue located on Moshav Nevatim which is about 11 km from Beersheba on route 25, the road to Dimona.
A friend of mine, who knows so much about touring in Israel that he could be a guide, mentioned he had been wanting to visit this synagogue for many years so we called to arrange to visit. You must call before going to visit.
The synagogue was built using major segments that were relocated from India with other parts that were recreated by a local artist.
If you visit Beersheba taking this short trip is a must.
The guide at the site was very knowledgeable and there is a short, 15 min, movie about the Jews from Cochin, their life in India and their experience coming to Israel and establishing an agricultural settlement (moshav).
Written February 10, 2017
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buba6
USA22 contributions
ממש מדהים!
Nov 2016 • Friends
For someone who knew little about the Cochini community, this was a real eye-opener. They have brought their synagogue with all the cultural artifacts to be preserved so the rich culture is not lost. I learned so much about not just the Jews of Cochin, but of the communities along the Silk Road including the Bene Israel. I look forward to bringing others to this fascinating place and watchingi it grow!
Written January 14, 2017
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SandiF85140
Saad131 contributions
Amazing Jewel of Indian Jewish Cultural & History
May 2016 • Couples
We were looking for new places to visit in the south of Israel and happened upon the internet site of the Cochin cultural center. We spent several hours at the site which included the museum visit and audio-visual presentation ; afterwards we had a picnic lunch outdoors at the wooden picnic tables on the grounds. There is also washroom facilities available. The curators were so friendly, spoke English very well; there was also an option to see the movie in English, which we did. It was very well made and so interesting to learn the history of the Jewish citizens in India and their odyssey to Israel. The museum showcased clothing for both special occasions and every day, along with donated utensils , jewelry and religious articles. After the movie and museum we were given a tour of the community's synagogue at Moshav Nevatim which is in active use. I would recommend this visit for families, but not for very young children. their e-mail address is: cochin11@walla.com. We were very happy we visited and learned a lot.
Written August 3, 2016
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Doc A
Milwaukee, WI240 contributions
Fascinating Snapshot of the Cochin Community
Apr 2016 • Couples
While staying in a rented house on the Moshav for a few days, the cultural center and synagogue were on-site attractions. An introductory film sets the stage for a user-friendly tour through a compact museum and the community's synagogue. A docent guides you through all areas. The story is a fascinating tale of a unique community, its history in India, and its successful immigration and integration into Israeli society. It is an important example of integration without losing one's long and impressive history. The cultural center is a must for those visiting Beersheba and the northern Negev area.
Written April 10, 2016
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Elizabeth J
Texas3 contributions
Great visit!
Dec 2015 • Family
We were able to visit the museum last month. Since I originally hail from Kerala, south India where Cochin is and place where Cochin Jews lived for many years, I was able to appreciate the culture, garments etc more. Our guide was very helpful and it was very interting to see how that Jewish and Indian culture melded together in this fascinating group of people. Thanks Mirah, you were very helpful.
Written February 4, 2016
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coffeemavenswife
Rehovot, Israel239 contributions
Settlement of Jews from Cochin
Jan 2016 • Friends
We had an interesting tour of the moshav and learned about the history of the Jews of Cochin, India and their aliya to Israel.
Written January 20, 2016
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