David Synagogue Pune

David Synagogue is a red building, built in the English Gothic-revival style. Henry Stein Clair Wilkins designed it, to be constructed as a church. And it has an obelisk right next to the entrance, which has a clock hung on it.

The synagogue was constructed by David Sassoon in the 1860s. And this iconic red structure, built with Deccan Trap stone, stands tall in the heart of the city.

It caters to the small Jewish community of Pune, and it’s one of the most popular monuments in the city. David Synagogue holds regular prayers and services conducted by congregational laymen, visiting Rabbi or a Hazzan.

David Synagogue also has the mausoleum of David Sassoon and a Mikvah (for giving a ritual bath). This place is synonymous with the Jewish identity of Pune, and it’s a popular religious place as well as a tourist spot.

You’ll find many living apartments too, but they have now been closed.

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