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First Bene Israel Conference in 19171243 viewsConference held at the Old Israelite School (now Eli Kadoorie School) in Bombay.

Contributed by Nissim Moses Courtesy of Reuben Raymond
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Elijah's Cave in Haifa Israel226 viewsThis site is revered by the Bene Israel who go there & perform Eliyahoo Hanavi Service.

Photo contributed by Nissim Moses
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Fifth Bene Israel Conference Held in 19211400 viewsSeated in the center is Dr. Benjamin Reuben Kehimkar. Also in the photograph Dr. E. Moses Raspurkar - Ex-Mayor of Bombay (Mumbai).

Contributed by Mr. Elisha & Jessica Reuben Kehimkar & forwarded by Nissim Moses.
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Jonathan Galsurkar's512 viewsCongratulations to Jonathan ben David Galsurkar on becoming a Bar Mitzvah. The formal initiation was done on December 30th at Congregation Beth El where he read the Maftir portion as well as the Haftarah in the tradition Bene Israel trop. He also delivered a wonderful Dvar Torah. Congratulations to his parents David and Irina Galsurkar and also his sister Daniella.
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Magen Shlomo Synagogue in Yavne385 viewsThe Interior of the Bene Israel Synagogue, Magen Shlomo, in Yavne, Israel. In view are the Bima, Heichal, and Torah scrolls.

Photos contributed by Isaac & Hazel Ofek.
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Ahavat Israel synagogue in Arad410 viewsDignitaries & artifacts of the Arad Bene Israel Synagogue.

Photo contributed by Nissim Moses
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Exterior Be'er Ya'akov BI Synagogue299 viewsExterior view of the Be'er Ya'akov Bene Israel Synagogue. Also in view is the Succha.

Photo contributed by Nissim Moses.
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Beth Knesseth Bene Israel in Be'er Ya'akov202 viewsInterior view of the Bene Israel synagogue in Be'er Ya'akov. In view is the Heichal.

Photo contributed by Sharon Belkar from Be'er Yakov, Israel.
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A Memorial at the Navgav Cemetery373 viewsA memorial providing a brief history about the Bene Israel community. This memorial also states that in this cemetery lay the ancestors of the Bene Israel community.
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Headstone at the Navgav Cemetery419 viewsA headstone at the Bene Israel cemetery in Navgav. The headstone is inscribed in both Hebrew and Marhati.

The writing on the headstone is (please send correction if necessary):

"Shmuel Benjamin Naogawkar (Nogokar?), passed away on Friday, May 1778"

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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A Headstone at the Navgav Cemetery397 viewsA headstone at the over 2000 year old cemetery in Navgav.

The writing on the headstone is (please send correction if necessary):

"Moshe Ben Yosef Belkar, passed away away in 1748"

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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Cemetery at Navgav427 viewsThis picture shows the over 2000 year old cemetery in Navgav. Early ancestors of the Bene Israel Jewish community are believed to be buried here.

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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Cemetery at Navgav422 viewsThis picture shows the over 2000 year old cemetery in Navgav. Early ancestors of the Bene Israel Jewish community are believed to be buried here.

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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Jerusalem Gate - Navgaon Cemetery and Memorial535 viewsJerusalem Gate enterance to the Navgaon Cemetry and Memorial. This is an important place for the Bene Israel community as this is the location where it is thought that the original members of Bene Israel were shipwrecked.
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Beit Ha Knesset Shaar-E-Shalom199 viewsBeit Ha Knesset Shaar-E-Shalom in Lod.

The First Bene-Israel Synagogue in Israel. The whole Bene-Israel community in Israel contributed towards the construction of this synagogue. Mr. David Reuben Pingle & Mr. Benjamin Walters Founder Members of the Synagogue.

Photo courtesy of Nissim Moses.
 
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