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Ohel Leah Synagogue, Hong Kong

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The Ohel Leah Synagogue (猶太教莉亞堂 / 猶太廟) was built in 1901, and is the only surviving Jewish prayer house still in active use in China. The Synagogue is also the only one of this type of religious buildings so far to exist in Hong Kong. The Sassoon brothers, Iraq-born Jews who were prominent merchants, donated the site and bore the construction cost of the Synagogue in dedication to their mother, Mrs. Leah Elias Sassoon. Ohel Leah Synagogue is an elegant mix of Classical, Baroque and Italianate Renaissance architectural features externally, with a lavish and grandiose interior with Jewish secular features and decorations. Craftsmanship is of a high order. Externally, Classical architectural features are predominant particularly at the entrance porch with its Serliana or Palladian openings and Baroque style towers on either side of the Vestibule.
  • Great synagogue and safe Jewish spot. Surrounded by the JCC it integrates nicely within the Jewish life. More than a hundred years old, the synagogue gives you a glimpse into the early Jewish presence in HK during the colonial period. It has a nice balance between Sephardic features and English architecture. To access to it , you need to go through the security check at the JCC entrance, so make sure to bring your id or passport along, to make sure you can visit it.
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