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26 April 2018 - 11 Iyyar 5778 - י"א אייר ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Fighting with funds: Financial aid underway in the North E-mail

In the aftermath of the war, Israel has begun the daunting task of rebuilding the nation.  Jewish agencies around the world have rushed to aid the nation from the early days of the conflict onward. Tremendous donations have been sent, humanitarian agencies mobilised and solidarity missions deployed.

Campaigns have been initiated to provide immediate aid to the North in order to assist small businesses, educational institutions, tourism and families.

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Chabad plans for new center in Guangzhou E-mail

To cope with the increasing number of businessmen making their way into Guangzhou, the need for a new center is  being considered.

It is estimated that 200 Jews now call Guangzhou their home. The Chabad synagogue is run by Rabbi Eliyahu Rozenberg. While Chabad entered Guangzhou three years ago, Rabbi Rozenberg took on this post only a year ago.

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Shanghai Jewish Center formally dedicated E-mail

The Ohel Yisrael Shanghai Jewish Center’s formal dedication drew international  guests, local residents and dignitaries to witness this historic day for China’s Jewish community.

On June 11, a large group gathered to take part in the formal dedication. The distinguished guest list included Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Chief Rabbi of Israel and rabbinic leaders from throughout Asia, Shanghai’s Rabbi Shalom Greenberg, and local dignitaries.  The Center’s donors, Mr. and Mrs. George Bohbot, of Hong Kong, and Mr. and Mrs. Max Azria, of California, were also in attendance.

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Jewish Times Asia updates E-mail

Jewish Times Asia  recently bid farewell to managing editor, Rhondda May, as she relocated to the United States with her two daughters.

Rhondda resided in Hong Kong for nearly 15 years. “Her contribution to the paper was invaluable. She helped us from the launch issue and still plans  to contibute to our paper.” said Philip Jay, Publisher.

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Asia's rabbinic conference attended by Sephardic Chief Rabbi E-mail

Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, during his trip to Shanghai held a conference of local rabbinic leaders.

This was the Chief Rabbi’s first visit to Shanghai and second visit to the region.  Rabbi Shlomo Amar visited Thailand on his last regional trip.

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