Ohel Leah Synagogue

Ohel Leah Synagogue, Hong Kong: Address, Phone Number, Ohel Leah Synagogue Reviews: 4/5

Ohel Leah Synagogue
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Historic Sites • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals

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Danny Chan
Hong Kong, China534 contributions
If you are Jewish, you must visit the Jewish Synagogue while you are in Hong Kong.
Aug 2019
The Jewish Synagogue was built by Sir Jacob Sassoon in 1902 and funded by the Kadoorie family in 1905. It was refurnished in 1998. In 2000, the UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards recognized the Reservation and Restoration of the Ohel Leah Synagogue as winner of the Outstanding Project Award for Heritage Conservation. Going top the synagogue easy and could be taking the pedestrian Escalator on Queen's Road Central all the way uphill to Conduit Road, then turn left on Robinson Road for 5 minutes. Or alternatively, take a taxi ride. The synagogue has a Jewish Restaurant if you are hungry after a visit.
Written November 10, 2019
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China8,003 contributions
Make reservations ahead
Aug 2018 • Family
This is the only Jewish synagogue in Hong Kong. Despite of its historic value, it is not open to the public except during prayers. It is also quite far away from Central.
Written August 28, 2018
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Gershon666
Honolulu, HI101 contributions
Old world architecture in newer world
Sep 2017 • Solo
This Synagogue is at the center of Jewish religious and social life in Hong Kong. It will take some effort to get there by public transportation: bus and uphill walking. The Jewish community comprises more than 200 families. Most of the Jews are Ashkenazi from Russia and Eastern Europe. The building contains a treasured collection of Torah scrolls including some that date back to the mid-19th century. After going through some intense security you are welcomed into an atmosphere of intimacy, warmth and spirituality. A Jewish community centre includes a Jewish day school, a kosher supermarket and meat and dairy restaurants. I enjoyed walking around the property, meeting some of the teachers and schoolchildren and a rabbinical scholar. He provided some interesting insights into Jewish life in Hong Kong. But, the highlight of my time was sitting in the sanctuary and feeling the threads of history while giving homage to my ancestors.
After all the magnificent sights and experiences of Hong Kong, this was a special treat.
Written April 8, 2018
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Wendy H
New York City, NY85 contributions
Beautiful Structure
Nov 2017 • Couples
Beautiful structure - warm caring atmosphere. We spent a wonderful Shabbat here. There was a Bat Mitzvah - the family could to have been more inviting - they served a wonderful lunch for the entire community - it was truly a great experience - the history of the structure was fascinating -
Written November 25, 2017
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