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A 'spirits' encounter at Hong Kong's Jewish Community Centre E-mail
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A whisky tasting event was held on 15 January 2008, organised by Mr. Morris Wiseman from the Wembley Synagogue Whisky Association in the UK.

Mr. Wiseman has been organising regular events, in the UK, for the past 10 years and is very experienced in the understanding and indepth knowledge of the Scottish malt whisky industry.

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What is on the kosher menu in Macau? E-mail

Chabad of Hong Kong announced the introduction of ‘Kosher Macau’, a service provided during the recent Macau Jewelry and Watch Fair.  Arrangements were made directly between Chabad of Hong Kong and the Venetian Hotel Macau.   

The Israeli Diamond Institute hosted a rather successful national pavillion further suppporting the need for destination kosher dining.

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Memorial Service held for the late Justice Gerald Godfrey E-mail

A special memorial service took place in Hong Kong at the Ohel Leah Synagogue on 13 December 2007 attended by nearly one hundred members from the Hong Kong Jewish community and dignitaries from Hong Kong’s judiciary, including the Honourable Mr. Justice Andrew Li Kwok Nang, Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal and Mr. Clive Grossman SC, Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council.

Gerald Godfrey died on 29 October 2007 at the age of 74 following a five year battle with lymphoma. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and their five children.

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Courage to Remember's message continues to speak E-mail

The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently announced that over 2 million visitors in 73 locations have viewed the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s traveling exhibition on the Nazi Holocaust, Courage to Remember, since its opening.

Mrs. Yukiko Sugihara, wife of Chiune Sugihara, was among those present when the exhibit was initially sponsored by Soka University of Japan. Chiune Sugihara, was a Japanese diplomat who helped save 6,000 Jews during the Holocaust. There is a permanent monument honouring him in Lithuania.

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HK students visit Yad Vashem E-mail

Two Hong Kong students, Charlotte Raybaud from King George V School and John Li from Sha Tin College were selected to take part in the first International Youth Congress organised by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust remembrance and education centre in Jerusalem.

The programme was held  27-29 January 2008 and marks the United Nation’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On 1 November 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 27 January as the international day of commemoration of the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. 

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