Sarah Cohen – the oldest living Jew in Mattancherry, Kerala.

At 95, Sarah Cohen – everyone’s Sarah aunty, is the oldest living Paradesi Jew at Mattanchery near Fort Cochin in Kerala. Once a thriving community in the heart of Mattanchery, now the Jews are a dwindling population, Sarah Cohen being one among the last 5 residing Jews here. She has a tiny souvenir shop named “Sarah’s Hand Embroidery” near the synagogue in Jew Town. ’Kippah’ – hand embroidered traditional Jewish caps are the main attraction here. Everyone passing through this area loves to visit her as she is always happy for an interaction.

Our guest Adam Glaser and family visiting Sarah Cohen in her home turned souvenir shop at Mattanchery.


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