16 November 2018 - 8 Kislev 5779 - ח' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ט
The Jacob Ballas Centre inauguration E-mail

Singapore’s new Jewish Community Centre, funded by the estate of former Jewish Welfare Board president, the late Mr. Jacob Ballas, held its inaugural ceremony on 6 November 2007.

The Jewish Centre’s opening ceremony was honoured by the presence of the President of Singapore, S.R Nathan, the Israeli ambassador to Singapore, Ilan Ben-Dov, and many local Jewish residents and community leaders.

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Israel awards enthusiastic Korean mud festival participants E-mail

A photo of five enthusiastic participants in Korea’s famous tenth annual Boryeong Mud Festival made its way to Israel and was an instant hit.

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism announced that it would like to invite the five young ladies pictured, as well as five other people who help locate them, to Israel in honour of Israel’s 60th anniversary of Independence.

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Far East Kotel of New Dehli E-mail

In a unique cross-cultural exchange, a model of the Western Wall and the Temple Mount will be constructed in New Delhi. Likewise, a model of a traditional Hindu temple will be constructed simultaneously in Jerusalem.

This unique cross cultural “Religious Exchange” has been developed by Uri Lupolianski, Mayor of Jerusalem, and Arti Mahara, Mayor of New Delhi.

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President Peres welcomes Indonesian peace delegation E-mail

On 7 December, President Shimon Peres met with a five-member Indonesian peace delegation despite the lack of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The delegation spent a week in Israel in an initiative coordinated through the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the LibForAll Foundation, which promotes the culture of liberty and tolerance.

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XZYNG Judaica beautifully making a difference E-mail

Lori Ormut-Durbin is the founder of XZYNG Judaica which creates unique hand-made designs. A cocktail reception was held at the Hong Kong Jewish Community Centre on 6 November to showcase her work.

Guests included Mr. Dan Ben-Eliezer, Consul General of Israel and Mr. Abraham Israel, founder and chairman of Hazon Yeshaya, a humanitarian organisation fighting hunger and poverty in Israel.

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