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16 December 2017 - 29 Kislev 5778 - כ"ט כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Rebuilding the past- the conservation of Ohel Leah Print E-mail

The Ohel Leah Synagogue of Hong Kong (OLS), has a voice of its own, separate from that of its contemporary worshipers.


 

It has seen more than its share of wars, upheavals, colonialism and social change. While the landscape surrounding the synagogue has been almost completely transformed, the synagogue with the aid of a massive conservation and reconstruction plan has stood the test of time.

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Chabad Hong Kong & Kowloon Print E-mail

Chabad Hong Kong first opened its doors in 1987 following the appointment of Rabbi Mordechai and Goldie Avtzon as shluchim by the Rebbe himself. Driven by the Rebbe's vision, this dynamic couple left the comfort of their home community to set out for Asia to service the needs of Jews in Hong Kong and beyond.

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Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

 

Rabbi Mordechai and Goldie initially oversaw the entire L.I.F.E. (Lubavitch in the Far East) network, which spans eight Asian countries. In each of these countries, active centres are thriving thanks to the spark the Avtzon's brought east with them back in the 1980s. Today many countries within the LIFE network have Head Shluchim of their own.

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Hechal Ezra - Kehilat Zion Sephardic Community of Hong Kong Print E-mail

Kehilat Zion synagogue, also known as Hechal Ezra synagogue was established in 1995 by Syrian businessmen from New York and the Sephardic Shecheber Center of Jerusalem, to serve the Jewish Community of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Tsim Shat Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
 

While there were already existing synagogues for the permanent community of Hong Kong, the business district of Kowloon continued to house throngs of Jewish travelers in need of a place to pray on the Kowloon side.

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