21 November 2019 - 23 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ג חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
ZAKA to establish East Asia regional base E-mail

ZAKA, Israel’s dominant non-governmental lifesaving, rescue and recovery organisation, is to establish an International Rescue Unit in Hong Kong to offer immediate emergency response in the event of a local or regional terror attack or other mass casualty disaster.

This was decided following the recent visit of a delegation of ZAKA representatives to the Hong Kong and Singapore Jewish communities, including ZAKA chairman and founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, Operations Director of the ZAKA International Rescue Unit Dovie Maisel and the head of ZAKA’s Jewish Communities Division David Rose.

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Israeli ambassador visits Mayor of Ho Chi Minh City E-mail

The new Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Amnon Efrat, visited Ho Chi Minh City’s Mayor, Chairman Le Hoang Quan and Municipal Party Secretary Le Thanh Hai on 24 November.

Both stated that the two parties have many areas of potential cooperations in the fields of agriculture, hightechnology, telecommunications, and medical health.

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Dead Sea products exhibition E-mail

Consul General of Israel in Hong Kong Mr. Amikam Levy, organised a Dead Sea products exhibition on 29 October.

The four participating companies were: Natural Sea Beauty, Premier by Dead Sea, Pure & Beautiful and SPA Cosmetics. The event was well attended by guests and visitors made up from the Hong Kong Jewish community and elsewhere.

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New Holocaust and Tolerance Centre Project launched E-mail

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre Project has been launched by the Jewish Community Centre Events Committee in Hong Kong.

The Project will create a focal point for Holocaust studies and events within Hong Kong and Macau. Initially a ‘virtual' project based at Hong Kong's Community Centre, it will work with both Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

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Shaw Prize Laureate visits Elsa High School E-mail

Professor Jeffrey M Friedmann, the 2009 Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine, was in Hong Kong last month and visited Elsa High on 6 October. He addressed the student body for almost an hour and students were taken completely by his talk.

Together with Professor Douglas L Coleman, Professor Friedmann was awarded The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine 2009 for their work leading to the discovery of leptin, a hormone that regulates food intake and body weight.

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