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Algeria

    Jewish population in 1948: 140,000
    Jewish population in 2004: Less than 100

    Jewish settlement in present-day Algeria can be traced back to the first centuries of the Common Era. In the 14th century, with the deterioration of conditions in Spain, many Spanish Jews moved to Algeria. Among them were a number of outstanding scholars, including Rav Yitzchak ben Sheshet Perfet (the Ribash) and Rav Shimon ben Zemah Duran (the Rashbatz). After the French occupation of the country in 1830, Jews gradually adopted French culture and were granted French citizenship.

    On the eve of WWII, there were about 120,000 Jews in Algeria. In 1934, Muslims, incited by events in Nazi Germany, rampaged in Constantine, killing 25 Jews and injuring many more. Starting in 1940, under Vichy rule, Algerian Jews were persecuted socially and economically. The Jews averted total destruction through their initiative and participation in the resistance. Their resistance activities helped neutralize Algiers while the Americans landed in the country. In 1955 there were 140,000 Jews in Algeria.

    After being granted independence in 1962, the Algerian government harassed the Jewish community and deprived Jews of their economic rights. As a result, almost 130,000 Algerian Jews immigrated to France. Since 1948, 25,681 Algerian Jews have immigrated to Israel.

    Most of the remaining Jews live in Algiers, but there are individual Jews in Oran and Blida. Jews practice their religion freely, and Jewish community leaders are included in ceremonial state functions. There is no resident rabbi.
    In 1994, the terrorist Armed Islamic Group - GIA declared its intention to eliminate Jews from Algeria; thus far, no attacks have been reported against the Algerian Jewish community. Following the announcement, many Jews left Algeria and the single remaining synagogue was abandoned.5 All other synagogues had previously been taken over for use as mosques.

    Source: Jewishviruallibrary.org

Aruba

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

  • The Jewish community in Bahamas


  • Freeport Hebrew Congregation
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    P.O. Box F-41786
    Freeport
    Stream: Reform
    Tel: (242) 373-9457
    P.O. Box F-41761
    Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
    Tel: (242)373-2008 or (630)929-3061
    Fax: (242)373-2130 or (925)871-5528
    Email: hurst100@yahoo.com

  • Luis de Torres Synagogue
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    East Sunrise Highway
    Freeport
    Stream: Reform
    Tel: 242 373-4025
    Fax: 242 373-2130

  • Bahamas Jewish Congregation
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    Website
    CB-11002
    Nijenburg 27 1081 GD Amsterdam Holland
    Nassau
    Stream: Modern Orthodox
    Tel: 1 242 363 2305
    Fax: 1 242 326 8135

  • Nassau Jewish Congregation
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    5 blocks East from Paradise Island Bridge on East Bay Street, right hand side. two buildings after Double Dragon Restaurant
    (Monthly Services: The first Friday of the month)
    Nassau N-95
    Stream: Liberal
    Tel: 1-(242) 433-4740

Bermuda

Bolivia

Bukhara

Canada

China


Beijing

  • Beijing Chabad
    Kings Garden Villa,
    18 Xiao Yun Road, House D5A
    Chao Yang District 100016
    Tel: 86 10 8470 8238, Ext. 200
    www.chabadbeijing.com
    or www.chabadchina.org

  • Chabad of Ya Bao Lu
    Jian Guo Men Diplomatic Building,
    Building 3, 2F, Room 201, No. 223 Chaoyangmennei St.
    rabbaimendy08@gmail.com

  • Kehillat Beijing (Liberal / Reform)
    Capital Club Athletic Centre, 3/F Ballroom,
    Capital Mansion Xinyuan Nanlu,
    Chaoyang District
    Tel: 86 10 6467 2225
    kehillatbeijing@yahoo.com
    www.sinogogue.org

  • Shehebar Sephardic Center
    Alef-Beit Jewish Center
    Tower 2-3C, Fairview Garden, Chaowai Street,
    Chaoyang District 100020
    Tel: 86 10 8563 3205
    Email: ssc_beijing@yahoo.com

Shanghai

  • Shanghai Chabad
    Shanghai Jewish Center :
    Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1 89
    South Shui Cheng Rd,
    Shanghai 200336
    Tel: 86 21 6278 0225
    www.chinajewish.org
    Email: Info@chinajewish.org

  • Chabad Pudong
    Apt. 301, building No.39, Alley 333,
    Jinxiu Road, Shanghai, 200135
    Tel: 86 21 5878 2008
    www.jewishpudong.com

  • Shehebar Sephardic Center
    1000 Gubei Road, Building B, Apt 103,
    Tel: (86) 159 0080 8733
    www.sscfareast.com

Guangzhou

  • Guangzhou Chabad
    31 He Ping Lu, Overseas Village
    Tel: (86) 20 8376 7070,
    Mobile: (86) 137 1050 5049
    www.chabadgz.org
    E-mail: info@chabadgz.org

Hong Kong / Kowloon / Shenzhen

  • Jewish Community Centre
    One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road,
    Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2801-5440
    www.jcc.org.hk

    The JCC is a multi-faceted facility conveniently located in the Mid-Levels area above the Central district on Hong Kong Island.
    It houses a Jewish day school, two synagogues, kosher restaurants and a swimming pool and health spa complex,
    and is open to anyone who belongs to one of Hong Kong's Jewish congregations as well as visitors on a pre-arranged basis.

  • Ohel Leah Synagogue (Orthodox)
    70 Robinson Road, Midlevels,
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2589 2621
    www.ohelleah.org

  • United Jewish Congregation
    GPO Box 5259, Hong Kong
    or c/o the Jewish Community Centre.
    Tel: (852) 2523-2985
    www.ujc.org.hk
    Email: ujc@ujc.org.hk

  • Chabad of Hong Kong
    1/F Hoover Court, 7-9 Macdonell Road,
    Midlevels, Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2366 5770
    Mobile: (852) 9674 4450 or (852) 6209 4774
    www.chabadhongkong.org

  • Chabad of Kowloon
    11 Hart Avenue, 2/F, Tsim Sha Tsui,
    Kowloon
    (852) 2366 5770,
    Mobile: (852) 9674 4450 or (852) 6209 4774
    Email: kowloon@chabadhk.org

  • Shuva Israel (Orthodox)
    2/F Fortune House, 61 Connaught Road,
    Central, Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2851 6300
    www.shuva-israel.com
    E-mail: shuva-israel@darvick.com.hk

  • Kehilat Zion (Orthodox)
    Unit 105, 1/F, Wing on Plaza, 62 Mody Rd,
    Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
    Tel: (852) 2368 0061
    www.kehilat-zion.org

  • Chabad of Shenzhen
    Gongdian Nanyuan, Apartment building 1,
    2F, Bao'an south st.,
    Luohu district,
    Shenzhen, China, 518001
    Tel: +86(0)75525932545
    Mobile: +86-13570806048
    E-mail: shenzhenjewishcenter@gmail.com
    Website: shenzhenjewishcenter.com

Yiwa

  • Chabad of Yiwu
    Room 106, Unit 3 No.5, Building No.36,
    Zong Ze Rd, Yiwu City,
    Zhejiang Province
    Tel: 86-15857917765
    Email: chabadyiwu@gmail.com
For other synagogues in Asia, go to: www.jewishtimesasia.org



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