Bukhara Synagogue
Bukhara Synagogue
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dsboxer
New Delhi, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
First I went on the tour of the Jewish museum (25K som/person) and then I was fortunate enough to be taken to the synagogue by the tour guide museum, which coincidently happened to be open around 1500 on Friday.

The synagogue is modest and dignified and it was inspiring to see Muslims and Jews praising each other’s support for their respective communities.

There was only a little bit of English in the synagogue - most is in Hebrew, Russian, or Uzbek - so it’s helpful to read about Bukharan Jews before arriving in you are not a Russophone.
Written 4 May 2024
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becklambert
Brighton145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Interesting history and with the use of google translate we understood the history of the synagogue and the history. Very welcoming,
Written 4 March 2024
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,769 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, you need to knock on the door at the front of the synagogue to gain entrance. To be honest we would not have found it without our guide!
Written 8 July 2023
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Hagit H
Pardesiyya, Israel7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
wonderful old place, a must on a Bukhara tour. Provides kosher meals on Friday night upon request. verh nice and friendly atmosphere
Written 23 May 2023
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Nancy D
Los Angeles, CA1,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Sadly I was not feeling good when we arrived at his synagogue which is a short walk from the central most touristed sections of Bukhara. There was staff to welcome us and show us the two room . It was interesting for me to see this. Unfortunately I had to leave before getting a complete education on the place.
Written 23 October 2022
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar8,624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
located in the heart of the jewish area, you need to knock a the door front of the entrance of the synagogue
the woman who is in charge is so kind
during the jewish holy days they organize pray time and exchange
Written 5 December 2021
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Synagogue is located at 20 Saraffon Street. It is one of only two synagogues remaining in Bukhara. It is an easy five minute stroll south of Lyabi hauz. There are a few directional signs on the way. The ancient wooden white doors are on the right, and a blue and white sign is above the door. A gold plaque is on either side of the door stating that the 16th century building is under state protection. It is free to enter but donations are accepted. As you enter, the traditional gold candelabra and Star of David are seen. We were the only visitors, so took a few photos and departed.

Another synagogue is a 20 minute walk away on Nomozgokh Street, but will not be as easy to locate. In the 1920's over 10% of the Bukhara population were Jewish and 13 synagogues existed. Most of the Jews left when visa restrictions were made easier in the 1970's and many more left at the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990's. There are a few families remaining in the city and it is reported that the synagogue sometimes struggles to have a minyan (quorum). The first synagogue was built in the 17th century, and the Jewish community endured through the trying times of the Emirs and then Soviet rule.

We had visited the Jewish cemetery on Ibrokhim Muminov Street earlier in the day. This synagogue is a unique part of the history of Bukhara and a recommended sight to visit. Other nearby attractions include the Puppet museum, Nasreddin monument and Toqi Sarrofon Bazaar.
Written 11 October 2019
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TrevorMP
Sydney, Australia683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is an old Synagogue and one of the few remaining in Bukhara. There is a very old Torah which is still in use today. A very interesting and spiritual visit.
Written 30 August 2019
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tian s
Tashkent, Uzbekistan397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The old caretaker showed us around, including the bimah/ark where they keep the torahs. There are also pictures where they show various dignitaries, both local and international, who have visited the synagogue.

There are two parts, one part where they worship in winter, and another on the other side where they worship in summer. There is also a school as part of the complex, that children of all religions attend.

They will ask for a donation at the end.

Overall, quite interesting.
Written 25 August 2019
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c1defence
Houston, TX589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Close to the main centre of Bukhara at Lyab-i-Hauz it was a must see. Small synagogue and still in operation.
Written 12 August 2019
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