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Remnant of Ancient Jewish Community

Located in the old Jewish Quarter, the ancient synagogue still holds on. Virtually all of the Jews... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Enjoyed looking around

I've only ever been in a synagogue once or twice before, so was curious. The rabbi? who was there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann M
London, United Kingdom
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Khusainova St., Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the old Jewish Quarter, the ancient synagogue still holds on. Virtually all of the Jews have emigrated, many to the US. The small building is still active. The caretaker is eager to tell you about it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only ever been in a synagogue once or twice before, so was curious. The rabbi? who was there was very welcoming and showed us around, telling us the story about the Jews in Bukhara.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This synagogue is part of a very important part of Bukhara's history, and basically all what is remaining of the Jewish community that used to live there. Said that, it's very hard to get excited, as it looks like a freshly painted 3 star hotel...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Long before the first synagogues were built in Europe, this house of worship in Central Asia already accommodated a thriving Jewish community from the days of the Babylonian Exile. It is awe-inspiring to listen to the stories of the old local caretaker (one of the...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and one of old synagogue in Central Asia. Really recommended for visit. There is another second secret synagogue inside of small street, you can ask guys who works in synagogue to show you another small synagogue, but be ready to pay some tips...More

Thank Avi1993
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It seemed pretty quiet and empty when I stepped inside to take a look. I put a couple of bills into the donation box, then suddenly a door opens up, and I was greeted by the president of Bukhara's Jewish community himself. He gave me...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Accessible and interesting Jewish religious site. A good place to meet a few of the few Jews remaining in Bukhara where thousands once lived.

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Very nicely decorated place.fully functioning synagogue. Interesting to learn that Bukhara had 25 000 Jewish people. In vicinity there is also a Jewish school .

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Having visited loads of Mosques, Madrassars and Mausoleums in Uzbekistan, it was great to visit the Bukhara Synagogue to see another tradition and culture within Uzbekistan and hear the stories of the jewish folks who lived here and those who moved to the USA and...More

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed January 5, 2018

The building itself is not that impressive but in my view, its what it represents that is important which is a mix of religions and its peoples co existing peacefully in Bukhara. Traditional style of Sephardi with copy of Torah behind a curtain which we...More

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