Ohel Leah Synagogue
Ohel Leah Synagogue
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Brad
Hong Kong, China160,110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The Ohel Leah Synagogue is one the stops along the Sheung Wan Heritage Trail, a self-walk tour that takes in 35 historic buildings and sites around this district. This Grade I historic building was constructed along Robinson Road in 1902 and remains an active synagogue for the local Jewish community here in Hong Kong.

Note: the Ohel Leah Synagogue is not open to the general public for unguided visitations. However, in the past you could view the decorative facade with its Middle Eastern architectural influences, while passing along Robinson Road. Unfortunately, there is now a large tarp erected along the road preventing you from seeing the building at all. Not sure how long this will remain but at present beyond peeking through some of the gaps in between covers, there is little to see of the historic building at the moment.

Note: Tours of the Ohel Leah Synagogue can be arranged for Jewish visitors through the Jewish Community Centre (JCC) of Hong Kong. You can also inquire about tours through the Ohel Leah Synagogue. Both can be contacted through their websites directly.
Written January 29, 2022
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Danny Chan
Hong Kong, China534 contributions
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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, China14,580 contributions
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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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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