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19 July 2019 - 16 Tammuz 5779 - ט"ז תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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New kosher meat on the menu E-mail

Kehalat Zion, the Sephardic community of Hong Kong, announced that it will now be importing kosher South American meat. 
The new announcement will help to fill the high demand for additional kosher meat in the area.  Both chicken and beef will be delivered on a weekly basis.

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Carmel School welcome night E-mail

On 18 September, Carmel School held its annual “Welcome Night” at the Jewish Community Centre of Hong Kong. 

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AJWS support in the region E-mail

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty,  providing emergency relief aid, and eradicating disease worldwide. 

They encourage sustainable development and are champions of human rights.

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Last Kohen of Cochin dies E-mail

Shalom Cohen, the last Kohen remaining in Cochin, passed away a little more than one week before Rosh Hashanah at the age of 87.  His older brother, the community’s shochet, had passed away a few years ago.

The Jewish community is located in Jew Town, the area of Cochin that houses the Paradesi Synagogue. 

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Shofar sounds for servicemen in Asia E-mail

Rabbi Commander Joel Newman spent the High Holidays on the United States Yokosuka Naval Base in order to  “bring a little bit of home” to servicemen stationed in surrounding areas.

Military personnel were entitled to special liberty passes in order to participate in the services.

 

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