BETH EL (House of G-d) SYNAGOGUE,
“Beth El” Synagogue in Alibag, was built by the initiative and contributions from the local Bene Israel community in 1842. In the course of time, as the congregation grew, the building was extended and rebuilt in 1877, from the accumulation of the offerings made by the people of the Synagogue. The commemorative plaque located above the entrance door to the Synagogue gives us the historic details.
In 1912, a stone wall was massively built around the Synagogue compound with a decorative gate affixed to it, leading from the main street. The headstone of the arch is decorated with two rows of the first ten letters in Hebrew, depicting the Ten Commandments.
The Centenary celebrations were held on 28th May 1941, and the 150 Years celebration was marked on 27th February 2011, following extensive renovation of the building.
Opposite the Synagogue, are dwellings which are part of the Synagogue property. A Star of David decorates the wall on the second floor, facing the street. Originally, the dwellings were constructed for the use for community members who were involved in Synagogue matters. Today, the building is rented out and the income is used for maintaining the Synagogue.
Old Post Lane, Revdanda,
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Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00
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Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00
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