Beth El Synagogue
Beth El Synagogue
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India2,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
There was a time in Kolkata when Jewish community was very well known and were occupying very important positions in different commercial institutions. Now they have migrated to Israel. But Synagogue reminds you of the way community was.
Governor Amolak Rattan Kohli
Written May 7, 2019
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good-living-montreal
Montreal, Canada206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Hidden in one of the alleys a beautiful synagogue that is well-maintained. They have an old Mikveh ( a place where you bath to purify yourself - not active anymore) and a basement where they used to make wine.
Written February 22, 2020
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Beth El Synagogue was set up in 1856 and literally means the House of God. It is located on Pollock Street. Surrounded by shops selling electrical goods the Beth El Synagogue is in one of the busiest localities of Calcutta.
It is a pity that most of the time it is closed to visitors.
Written February 22, 2020
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SRIKAKOLAPU
350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Its been renovated and looks great from outside.Not everyone is allowed here everytime and also carrying id proof is sometimes mandatory.No videos but photographs can be taken
Written July 19, 2019
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AsisBandyopadhyay
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Beth El Synagogue was set up in 1856 and literally means the House of God. It is located on Pollock Street near Brabourne Road. It is a wonderful heritage building surrounded by shops selling electrical goods in one of the busiest commercial localities of Kolkata. Presumably the hustle and bustle of the street does not disturb the quietude and peace inside the House of God.

Written March 28, 2019
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NikaJunie
Jersey City, NJ354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Old Calcuta contains several beautiful 19th century houses of worship, among them its three surviving synagogues. Beth El was founded by traders who set up shop when Kolkata was a major port and the capital of British India. It is beautifully maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, contributions from Israeli and American Jews, and its Muslim caretaker. To find it among a maze of lanes and small shops where bargains are to be found, ask for the “Yahudi Church”. Even though it no longer has a congregation, because it still houses a Torah scroll and services are occasionally held there, it is an active synagogue. The sanctuary is very beautiful. Outdoors are two tandoor ovens used for making matzoh and space for communal meals. In the basement is a wine press and storage jars. There is also a mikveh or ritual bath. These are unfortunately no longer in use, but there are modern toilet facilities that are (good to know). Advice on how to gain permission to enter varies, but we went with a local woman of Jewish descent on a spur of the moment visit and had no difficulties, thanks to the caretaker who obviously takes pride in his work and who should be tipped.
Written February 7, 2019
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