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YMCA initiative to promote tourism for Israel E-mail

Consul General Dan Ben-Eliezer attended an event, in December, organised by Mr Jack Young, President of the YMCA of Hong Kong, to promote tourism and friendship for Israel.  The event took place at the YMCA on Salisbury Road in Tsimshatsui.

The Israeli Consul General gave greetings at the section of prayers and blessing for the nation and people of Israel, and pastors were encouraged to take groups to visit Israel.

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"Make it Mozart" with Israeli flare E-mail

On 20 November, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong will present its “Make it Mozart” programme, led by guest conductor Lior Shambadal.

Lior Shambadal, an Israeli, is the chief conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.  He has served as the chief conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra.

 

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Jewish film festival ready to roll E-mail

The Hong Kong Jewish Festival is counting down the days to its opening on 11 November.  The Festival will kick-off with its annual Shabbat Festival Dinner at the Jewish Community Centre on 10 November.  In attendance will be festival director, Howard Elias and featured filmmakers, Dov Gil-Har and Pierre Rehov.

Dov Gil-Har is the director of 10 Days in Gaza and  Pierre Rehov is the director of From the River to the Sea. Both films will be featured on 19 November and the filmmakers will likewise be present.  

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Evening of jazz in the Sukkah E-mail

An evening of jazz was held in Ohel Leah’s sukkah on Wednesday, 11 October.  This successful event was coordinated by Programme Directors Baruch and Shirli Lobel Lavi and co-sponsored by Rabbi Edward Jackson and Rabbi Martin van den Bergh.

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Meital Nir making a positive influence E-mail

Meital Nir arrived in Hong Kong just over one month ago to serve as the shelicha of Hong Kong’s liberal congregation, the United Jewish Community.  This posting is just one of a series of adventures that this twenty-three year old has fought for.

Meital Nir may be pretty, she may be young and considers herself a “normal girl”, but she is a role model.

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