The Jews of India have a long history dating back to the time before Christ. Their initial evidence comes from the Book of Esther in the Bible and during King Xerxes reign over his domain.1 Their dispersion was noted in Xerxes decrees and was seen by Christ’s disciple St. Thomas upon his arrived in Kerala, India.2 The Jews of Cochin arrived by boat to the shores of Kerala, as they were escaping persecution at home. Some also arrived in Konkan and eventually settled in Mumbai. These two communities connected through the help of Jews in Yemen; via trade and business. There is also a third group that came to India due to persecution in Iraq, known as the Baghdadi Jews – who focused on trade and spread throughout India and into other parts of Asia. The Indian Jews found themselves a new land that would be a safe house from persecution - India was the only country where the Jews were not persecuted.3 This was truly a home away from home and thus their communities contributed greatly to Indian culture and life.