The Far Horizon Magazine

Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Now Open on Fridays

The Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin

We are delighted to share the news that the Jewish synagogue in Cochin is now open to visitors on Fridays too.  The visitors are now allowed from 1000 Hrs 1300 Hrs on all Fridays.   No visits after 1300 hrs on Fridays.  The monument will remain closed SATURDAYS on account of Sabbath.

Constructed in 1567, the Paradesi Synagogue as it is popularly known is one of seven synagogues of the Cochin Jewish community in the Cochin area. Paradesi literally translates to “foreigners” and is applied to the synagogue because it was built by Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue.

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