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A reason to celebrate for Guangzhou E-mail

Chabad of Guangzhou recently celebrated the dedication of a new Sefer Torah.  This small community, established in 2003, serves a small permanent community as well as large numbers of businessmen traveling throughout the region.

The dedication drew 250 participants, far exceeding all expectations.  

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Warsaw photo exhibition of Jews seeking refuge in Shanghai Print E-mail

A photo exhibition of Jews seeking refuge in Shanghai opened in Warsaw.  Shanghai residents helped house more than 30,000 Jewish refugees seeking escape from the horrors of World War II.  

The exhibition features over 150 photographs and is said to be well attended by the Warsaw community.  Shanghai was the only community after 1938 that accepted Jews without a visa.  It became an important and permanent part of Jewish history and ensured the survival of many victims.

 

(Issue November 2006)

 
Speaker of the Knesset visits Hong Kong E-mail

The Honourable Mrs. Dalia Itzik, Speaker of the Knesset and member of the Kadima party, visited Hong Kong 11-12 October. 

Mrs. Itzik is the first female speaker of the Israeli Parliament, elected to the position in May 2006.  

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Shanghai's Spa for the Soul Print E-mail

The Shanghai Jewish Community celebrated the grand opening of the Jewish Center’s mikveh. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held.

The Spa for the Soul combines spiritual wellbeing with a touch of real spa pampering.  

A nutritionist was on site and massage therapy, aromatherapy and yoga demonstrations were organised.  This beautiful new facility is right on track with the latest trends in mikveh construction.

 

(Issue November 2006)

 
Rabbi Sam Kassin reaches out to his Asian connections E-mail

Rabbi Sam Kassin, Dean of the Shehebar Sephardic Center (SSC) in Jerusalem, made a stop in Hong Kong as part of his Asian tour.  Rabbi Kassin’s yeshiva is the largest Sephardic yeshiva in the world and is known for its worldwide outreach to neglected Sephardic communities.

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