Calcutta, India

JR Clcutta

“I have watched over this synagogue for over sixty years. Inshallah, my son will continue to watch after it when I am gone. He will be the fifth generation of my family to do so.”

“Why is it important for you to look after the synagogue?”

“It is our Islamic obligation to protect those that worship one God.”

“What do you remember about Jewish life here?”

“I remember there were once thousands of Jews here and they came to synagogue on Sukkot and Shabbat and they would pray and dance with the Torah. Our prayers were their prayers. But now they are all gone – scattered around the world. I miss my friends.” – Beth El, Calcutta, India

Contributor: J.R. Rothstein