23 February 2018 - 9 Adar 5778 - ט' אדר ה' אלפים תשע"ח
James Busis named AJC Director of Asia and Pacific Rim E-mail

James Busis has been appointed Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC)’s Asia and Pacific Rim Institute.

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Anne Frank exhibit to be brought to Hong Kong E-mail

The Anne Frank exhibit will be brought to Hong Kong, by the Jewish Community Centre Events Committee (JCCEC), from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Many events and activities will  also be planned by the JCCEC in conjunction with the exhibit. 

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Shalom Simhon pays visit to Ho Chi Minh City E-mail

Shalom Simhon, Israel’s Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, visited Vietnam from 4 May to 10 May, along with a delegation of 14 Israeli agro-tech companies and officials.

The visit was in response to the invitation by Vietnam’s Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development H.E. Mr. Cao Duc Phat.
The delegation held talks with the Ministries of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Fisheries, as well as committees of several cities to further increase cooperation.

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Yom Yerushalayim spirit in Asia Print E-mail



On 16 May, Yom Yerushalayim was celebrated with spirit throughout Israel, Asia & the world.

School children in Hong Kong enjoyed making the most out of the festivities at Ohel Leah Synagogue, where the true spirit of the day was captured. A special party was organised, with a “Jerusalem” designed cake as the center piece.


(Issue June 2007)

Israeli hiker's body discovered in China E-mail

Ada Gershkowitz, an Israeli hiker, was reported missing nearly five months ago.  Gershkowitz, age 62, was in China as part of a Far East tour that she embarked on in March 2006.

She last had contacted her family in November when she had arranged to go on a three-day trek in the Yunnan region. The Israeli embassy coordinated a search for her with the assistance of local authorities.


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