A real specimen of Victorian architectural style, David Synagogue was constructed by David Sassoon in 1861 in Byculla near to Pune. The synagogue is managed by Sit Jacob Sassoon Charity trust and the synagogue offers everyday prayer services.
The architectural style is amazing with huge frontal pillars in Gothic style and a clock tower overlooking the whole city. There is an exclusive prayer hall for ladies with a gallery in the upstairs. Many foreign tourists visit this place attracted to witness this religious place and architectural marvel.
 
David Sassoon (October 1792 – November 7, 1864) was the treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829. He became the leader of the Jewish community in Bombay (now Mumbai) after. Baghdadi Jews emigrated there. He was a leading trader of cotton and opium in China.
 
Although David Sassoon did not speak English, he became a naturalised British citizen in 1853. He kept the dress and manners of the Baghdadi Jews, but allowed his sons to adopt English manners. His son, Abdullah changed his name to Albert, moved to England, became a Baronet and married into the Rothschild family. All the Sassoons of Europe are said to be descendants of David Sassoon.
He built a synagogue in the Fort (area) and another in Byculla, as well as a school, a Mechanics' Institute, a library and a convalescent home in Pune. David Sassoon was conscious of his role as a leader of the Jewish community in Mumbai. He helped to arouse a sense of Jewish identity amongst the Bene Israeli and Cochin Jewish communities. The Sassoon Docks (built by his son) and the David Sassoon Library are named after him.
 
David Sassoon died in his country house in Pune in 1864. His business interests were inherited by his son Sir Albert Sassoon; Elias David had established a rival firm.
 
 

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1. Aga Khan Palace, Pune
2. Apollo Jehangir hospital, Pune
3. Bund Garden, Pune
4. Chakan MIDC, Pune
5. Chatushrungi Mata Temple, Pune
6. David Synagogue, Pune
7. Dehu, Pune
8. Hinjewadi IT PARK, Pune
9. Horse Riding, Pune
10. Hotel le meridian, Pune
11. Inox Theatre Multiplex , Pune
12. Katraj Snake Park, Pune
13. Koregaon park, Pune
14. Lohegaon international airport, Pune
15. M.G Road / Shivaji Market for Shopping in Pune
16. Mahatma Phule Museum, Pune
17. Mulshi Lake and Dam, Pune
18. National War Museum, Pune
19. Osho Ashram, Pune
20. Panshet Water Park, Pune
21. Paragliding, Pune
22. Parasailing, Pune
23. Parvati Hill Temples, Pune
24. Pashan Lake, Pune
25. Pataleshwar Caves, Pune
26. Pimpri chinchwad, Pune
27. Pune Central ( Shopping Mall ) , Pune
28. Pune race cource, Pune
29. Pune railway station, Pune
30. Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum, Pune
31. Ranjangaon MIDC, Pune
32. Ruby Hospital, Pune
33. Saras Garden, Pune
34. Shaniwar Wada, Pune
35. Shindes Chhatri, Pune
36. Shivapur, Pune
37. Sinhagarh Fort, Pune
38. St. Marys Church, Pune
39. Tata Consultancy Services, Pune
40. The Osho International Commune, Pune
41. Tribal Museum, Pune
42. Tulsi Baug, Pune
43. Vishram Bagh Waada, Pune