Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in Downtown Yangon and Burma’s only synagogue. The synagogue stands nestled between Indian paint shops and Muslim traders on a small street near the city centre. A plaque at the entrance of the building states that the present stone building which was built between 1893 – 1896 replaced an earlier, smaller wooden structure that was erected in 1854. It is one of 188 sites on the Yangon City Development Council’s list of Heritage Buildings. It serves the few remaining Jews of the country – mostly descendants of Sephardic Jewish Iraqis.
Musmeah Yeshua Synaogue is usually damaged by climate change. Especially, Cyclone Nargis in May 2008 blows its roof and floods whole synagogue in water.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 12:00 daily, Saturdays and other holydays open until evening
Location: 85, 26th Street, Central Yangon