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Jewish Synagogue at Chendamangalam

During the centuries when Jews were persecuted in many places across the world, the small Jewish community of Kerala in South India lived completely in harmony with the local population and left their cultural footprints in the land that welcomed them.

The synagogue the Jews built in 1614 still stands at Chendamangalam, about 2 km from Kochi (Cochin), the biggest city of Kerala.

This Kerala synagogue has in its vicinity a temple, a church, and a mosque as well, symbolic of the communal harmony of the land.