Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Magen David Synagogue at Byculla Synagogue was built in 1864 by the late David Sassoon who was the founder of the Sassoon empire in India. In the compound of the Synagogue there are two Jewish Schools which are run by the Sir Jacob Sassoon High School Trust and the E.E.E. Sassoon High School Trust, in which Jewish children were educated. With the paucity of Jewish students the Schools are open to all Communities, and at the moment, since the population around the vicinity are Muslims, almost 98% of the students are Muslims. In the compound we also have the Lady Rachel Free Dispensary which is run by the Trust, a doctor is employed to look after the poor and needy Jews who require medical aid.