Kochi in Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Stabilisation and Conservation of the Clock Tower
A project of World Monuments Fund Jewish Heritage Program
In partnership with the Jewish Community of Cochin and the National Culture Fund
The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is a private, International organisation dedicated to the preservation of imperilled works of art and architecture through fieldwork, education and advocacy. From its headquarters in New York, and working with partners throughout the world, WMF brings together public and private support to implement comprehensive conservation efforts through its Jewish Heritage Program chaired by the Hon. Ronald S. Lauder, WMF sponsors annual grants to preserve historic Jewish sites of cultural and artistic significance.
The Paradesi Synagogue was built in 1568 by descendants of Spanish, Dutch and other European Jews. It has served as a functioning synagogue throughout the centuries and preserves a unique record of Jewish presence in India. The Clock Tower was added later in 1760. After conservation is complete, it will become the public symbol of the synagogue
Erected by World Monuments Fund.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1568.
Location. 9° 57.451′ N, 76° 15.568′ E. Marker is in Kochi, Kerala, in Ernakulam. Marker is on Synagogue Lane just north of AB Salem Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kochi, Kerala 68200-2, India. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Great War Memorial at St. Francis Catholic Church (approx. 2.3 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. The Paradesi Synagogue. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
2. World Monuments Fund - Paradesi Synagogue. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.