The Jewish community from India asks for help of to assist our community to return to our roots.

At present, many of our young people have forgotten the treasured customs and traditions of the Jews of India.

Our task at hand is to record customs and traditions of Jews from India, handed down from one generation to the next, while our elders are still around.

We have accumulated more than 2,000 tapes and files of India Jewish liturgy, which await professional editing and transcription.

We encourage you to donate to a project whose sole purpose is to preserve the amazing legacy of the India Jewish community.

Donations can be sent to: Cochin Jewish Heritage Center, Non profit registration number 58-0222552

Contact Person is: Dr. Nehemya Shachaf
Tel. 08-6238299
Cell 08-6238299
Fax 08-6237575

If you wish to make a US tax deductible contribution to the Cochin Jewish Heritage Center , please send us a donation payable to “PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.” and note in the memo portion of, your recommendation that we should make a contribution to Cochin Jewish Heritage Center.

Please include the ID Number (58-0222552) for our charitable foundation as well.

The address:

PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.
630 Third Ave, Ste 1501
New York, NY 10017


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