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Afghanistan

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

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Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

  • The Virtual Jewish History Tour
  • International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies - Cemetery Project


  • Cantor Irving Neil Spenadel
    Beth Israel Synagogue

    Adriaan Laclé Boulevard #2
    P.O. Box 5397 Royal Plaza
    Oranjestad, ARUBA

    Phone: (297)-823272
    Fax: (297)-886264
    Email: ledaneps@setarnet.aw

    The synagogue of Aruba is an independent Conservative/Reform style congregation.

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    Australia

  • AIJAC
  • ACT Jewish Community
  • Adelaide - Beit Shalom Synagogue
  • Adelaide Habonim Dror
  • Adalaide - Massada College
  • Archive of Australian Judaica
  • Australia - Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Australian Jewish Community
  • Australian Jewish Genealogy
  • Australian Jewish News
  • Australian Jewish Welfare Organisation
  • Australian Jewish History
  • Bentleigh Progressive Synagogue
  • Bondi Junction - Central Synagogue
  • Bondi Mizrachi Synagogue
  • Brisbane - Beit Knesset Shalom
  • Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation
  • Electronic Voice of Australian Jewish Community
  • Gold Coast - Surfers Central Synagogue
  • Hillel Foundation of New South Wales
  • Jewish Adelaide
  • Jewish Australia
  • Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library
  • Israeli Dance Australia
  • Kashrut Authority of Western Australia (KAWA)
  • Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Maccabi Australia Inc.
  • Netzer Australia
  • NSW Kashrut Authority
  • OzTorah
  • Perth - Carmel School
  • Perth - Dianella Shule
  • SouthHead Synagogue
  • Sydney Jewish Museum
  • Melbourne - Leiber Yavneh College
  • Melbourne - Mount Scopus College
  • Melbourne - Mount Scopus College Old Collegians
  • Melbourne - St Kilda Hebrew Congregation
  • Melbourne - St Kilda - Temple Beth Israel
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Perth Hebrew Congregation
  • Perth - Northern Suburbs Hebrew Congregation
  • Sidney - Cremorne and Northern Districts Synagogue
  • Tasmania - Hobart Hebrew Congregation
  • The Great Synagogue
  • The Yisroel Shtern Project
  • WIZO Australia
  • Wolper Jewish Hospital
  • Woollahra - Temple Emanuel
  • Victoria - Jewish Community Council of Victoria
  • Zionist Federation of Australia


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    Austria

    Azerbaijan

  • Azerbaijani Jews
  • Baku Azerbaijan
  • A Jewish Renaissance In an Unlikely Location
  • "I Went to Summer Camp in Baku and Came Back a Jew!"
  • Jewish Community of Azerbaijan
  • Jewish Community of Baku
  • Krasnaya Sloboda
  • Lev Nussimbaum: One Odd Orientalist
  • The lost tribe of Mountain Jews
  • Kuba Azerbaijan
  • Synagogues in Azerbaijan
  • The Mountain Jews
  • The Mountain Jews of Guba


  • Kuba Synagogue
    46 Kolkhoznaya Street
    Kuba


    Mountain Jews
    Dmitrova Street 39
    Baku
    Tel: 12- 892- 232- 8867

    Chabad Lubavitch
    186 D. Alieva Street
    Baku 370014
    Tel: (99412) 94 02 88
    http://fjc.ru/centers/ukraine/baku/

    Ashkenazi Jewish Community of Baku
    D. Alieva str. 186
    Baku, Azerbaijan 370014
    Tel.: (994 12) 94 02 88, 99 20 54
    www.jewish.az

    Jewish Cemetery
    D. Alieva str. 171
    Baku, Azerbaijan
    Tel.: (994 12) 94 02 88, 99 20 54


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    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
    [view street map]
    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
    [view street map]
    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

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    Bahrain

    Barbados

    Belarus

    Belgium

    Bermuda

  • Judah in Bermuda
  • Bermuda scion links with Zion
  • The Virtual Jewish History Tour
    Fact File : Bermuda Conference
  • The Jewish Community of Bermuda
  • A troubled past for Jews in Bermuda
  • The Bermuda Conference, (April 19 - 29, 1943)
  • Bermuda art show evokes memories of Jewish Exodus
  • Passover 1943: A Congressman Who Spoke Out for Rescue
  • History and Community

    Some Jews have lived on the island since the 17th century, but a congregation was formed only in the 20th century. The permanent Jewish population is often outnumbered by many Jewish tourists from Britain, the US and Canada, and Jewish personnel attached to the US military base on the island. Religious services, conducted by a lay reader, are held once or twice a month and also on the High Holy Days, in different locations.


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    Bolivia

  • About the Jews of Bolivia
  • Bolivia saved thousands of Jews
  • History of the Jews of Bolivia
  • International Jewish Cemetery Project
  • Jabad Lubavitch Bolivia
    Jewish and Kosher Bolivia
  • Jewish Presence in Bolivia
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra and its Jewish Colonial Legacy
  • Rabbi: Palti Somerstein
    Email: somerstein@bisnet.tfnet.org

    Circulo Israelita de Bolivia is the highest synagogue on earth, located at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet in La Paz, Bolivia. The synagogue serves 700 Jews in a country where the citizens are predominantly Catholic. Shabbo services are held every Friday night and every Saturday morning and afternoon. Classes are also held twice a week in the synagogue where children are taught Hebrew and Jewish history. Its rabbi, Palti Somerstein, has served at the synagogue for four years. Circulo Israelita, without a rabbi for 20 years, faces an uncertain future if Somerstein leaves (Source: Northern Light.)

    Circulo Israelita (CI)
    Obrajes,
    Calle 1 No. 307,
    Esquina Av. Hector Ormachea
    La Paz
    Bolivia
    Tel: +(591 2) 2785083 or +(591 2)2786512
    Fax: +(591 2) 2785371
    e-mail : cibolp@acelerate.com

    Embassy of Israel
    Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz No. 21
    Edificio Esperanza, 10 Piso
    Casilla 1309.1320, La Paz
    Tel. 591 2 391 126, Fax 591 2 391 712



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    Bosnia

    Brazil

    Bukhara

    Bulgaria

    Burma

    Cameroon

    Canada

  • List of all Synagogues in Canada

  • Alberta
    Quebec
    British Columbia and Victoria
    Saskatchewan
    Manitoba
    New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
    Ontario

    More associations in Canada


  • Association of Jewish Libraries
  • Audio Torah messages
  • B’nai Brith Canada
  • Beth Israel Synagogue Foyer
  • Canadian Hadassah WIZO Online
  • Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Canadian Jewish News
  • Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal
  • Jewish Community of Windsor
  • Jewish National Fund
  • Maccabi Canada
  • Mikvah Directory
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Council of Youth
  • March of the Living
  • ORT Canada
  • Search for Unclaimed Money
  • SHTETL
  • Flights to Canada for Jewish Communities
  • The Virtual History Tour
  • Uncle Eli Passover Haggadah
  • Canadian Jewish Congress National Synagogue Directory
  • The Joint Authority For Jewish Zionist Education in Canada
  • Ve'ahavta - The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian & Relief Committee




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    Cape Verde

    Chile



    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





    Jews of Shanghai

    Colombia

    Jewish Communities in Colombia


      Name : Mikvah - Bogota
    Address :    Calle 79 n. 9-66 
    City : Bogota 
    Country :   Colombia 
    Phone :   562 629 
    Institution : Mikveh
    Name :  Mikvah c/o Comunidad Judia de Cali 
    Address :    POB 8918
    City :    Cali 
    Country :   Colombia 
    Phone :   601 930 
    Institution :   Mikveh 
    Rabbi Pinjas Aloof 
       
      Casa Lubavitch-Baranquilla 
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    Rabbi Yossi Liberow 
    tel: 57-5-358-5268 fax: 57-5-355-23-87 
    CRA. 57 # 79 -304 
    Barranquilla, COLOMBIA 
    Orthodox Chassidic Chabad Lubavitch
    Casa Lubavitch-Bogota 
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    Rabbi Yehoshua Rosenfeld 
    tel: 57-1-635-8251 fax: 57-1-635-4065 
    Calle 94 #9-52 
    Bogota, COLOMBIA 
    Orthodox Chassidic Chabad Lubavitch
      Embassy of Israel, Bogota The Marranos
        Guía de cashrut de Colombia
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    Costa Rica

    Jewish Communities in Costa Rica



  • Centro Israelita Sionista De Costa Rica
  • Congregation B'nei Israel
  • Instituto Dr. Jaim Weizman - Jewish School
  • The Marranos
  • Minchag Shabbat in San Jose

  • CentroIsraelita Sionista 
    Address :   Calle22 y 22 
    City :   San Jose 
    Phone :  506 520 1017 Fax: 506 220 1951 
    click here to email us

     

     

  • Israel Embassy  Calle2, Avenidas 2 y 4 
    City : San Jose 
    Country :   Costa Rica
    click here to email us Phone :   21-60-11 


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    Croatia

    Cuba

    Curacao

    Cyprus

    Czech Republic

    Denmark

    Dominican

    Ecuador

    Egypt

    El Salvador

    Estonia

    Ethiopia

    Fiji

    Jewish Communities in Fiji




    Fiji Islands

    GP 797,000 ~ JP 40

    History and Community

    Nearly all Jews in Fiji live in Suva, the capital. Jewish settlement in Fiji can be traced back to the arrival from Australia of 20-year-old Henry Marks in 1881. Marks laid the foundation of what became one of the most extensive commercial enterprises in the Western Pacific. Marks was later joined by Jews from India and elsewhere in the Middle East and the Orient. Until very recently, there was no organized Jewish life. However, this changed with the creation of a communal organization called the Fiji Jewish Association. Religious life has been confined to a communal seder organized by the Israeli embassy and attended by 50 to 60 people.


    Israel

    Israel and Fiji enjoy full diplomatic relations. The Israeli ambassador in Canberra, Australia, represents Israeli interests in Fiji.

    Fiji Jewish Association
    Carpenter Street, P.O. Box 882 GPO, Suva
    Tel. 679 387 980, Fax. 679 387 946

    Embassy Joske Street. 69 Parade Building, P.O. Box 15249, Suva Tel. 679 303 420, Fax. 679 300 415

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    Finland

    France

    Jewish Communities in France



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    Galicia

    Georgia

    Germany

    Ghana

    Gibraltar

    Jewish Communities in Gibraltar





    Kosher in Gibraltar

    J. Amar - Bakery
    Opening Hours : Monday - Friday 6.30am -5pm. Sunday 6.30am- 1.30pm
    47 Line Wall Road
    Gibraltar
    Tel : 73516
    Fax : 76914
    Supervision: Check kashrut!

    A. Edery - Butcher and Deli
    26 John Mackintosh Square
    Gibraltar
    Tel : 75168
    Fax : 42529
    Email : edery@gibnet.gi
    Supervision: Check kashrut!


    Uncle Sam's Deli/Grocery/Caterer
    62 Irish Town
    Gibraltar
    Tel: 51236, 51226
    Fax: 42516
    Email: dabamick@gibnet.gi.com
    Supervision: Glatt. Check kashrut!


    I & D Abudarham - Grocery Store
    Opening Hours : 10am -1pm and 3pm -7pm
    32 Cornwall's Lane
    Gibraltar
    Tel : 78506
    Fax : 73249
    Email : djabudar@gibnet.gi
    Supervision: Check kashrut!


    Leanse - Restaurant and the Jewish Social and Cultural Club
    Opening Hours : 11.30am-3.30pm,  8.00pm-12.00 pm
    7 Bomb House Lane
    Gibraltar
    Tel : 41751
    Fax : 41751
    Email: asuissa@gibnet.gi
    Cuisine: Meat. Moroccan. Shabbat meals
    Supervision: Chief Rabbi Chasid


    Deli Express Ltd.
    Glatt - Halak Beth Yoseph Strictly Kosher Supermarket
    Bomb House Lane
    Gibraltar
    Tel. 00 350 200 75168 - Mr David Edery
    Mobile. 00 350 5886 0000
    Email- dedery@hotmail.com
    Under the Supervision of Rabbi Hassid - Gibraltar


    Gibraltar Synagogues
    Gibraltar Jewish Community, 
        10 Bomb House Lane, Gibraltar; (350) 72606 
    Kahal Kadosh Abudarham,
        P.O. Box 190, 19 Parliament Lane, Gibraltar; (350) 77789
    Kahal Kadosh Ets Hayim, 
        91, Irish Town (P.O. Box 31), Gibraltar; (350) 75563 
    Kahal Kadosh Nefusot Yehudah Synagogue, 
        65 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar; (350) 76477 
    Kahal Kadosh Shaar Hashamayim,
        47/49 Engineer Lane (Box 174), Gibraltar; (350) 74030 
    Great Synagogue: 
    Gibraltar has a large Jewish community. The Great Synagogue dating back to 1724 is one of the oldest on the Iberian Peninsula. The Flemish Synagogue, on Line Wall Road, is happy to arrange guided tours, which include a short history of the Rock's Jewish community. Also check out Jews' Gate, part of the Jewish history of the Rock, from whence you can enjoy magnificent view of the Rif Mountains.
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    Greece

    Guatemala

    Jewish Communities in Guatemala





    GP 10,930,000 ~ JP 1,200

    The Jewish organizations are united under the Consejo Central. The three main Jewish groups are the Sociedad Israelita de Guatemala (Beth-El), which is Reform and mainly of German origin; Magen David, which is Sephardi; and the Centro Hebreo, which is composed of people with roots in eastern Europe. Each of the organizations maintains its own synagogue. There is also a B'nai B'rith lodge, a Maccabi club, and a branch of WIZO, all of which function under the Consejo Central umbrella. The Consejo operates a Jewish kindergarten.


    Communal and Religious Life

    The Jewish organizations are united under the Consejo Central. The three main Jewish groups are the Sociedad Israelita de Guatemala (Beth-El), which is Reform and mainly of German origin; Magen David, which is Sephardi; and the Centro Hebreo, which is composed of people with roots in eastern Europe. Each of the organizations maintains its own synagogue. There is also a B'nai B'rith lodge, a Maccabi club, and a branch of WIZO, all of which function under the Consejo Central umbrella. The Consejo operates a Jewish kindergarten.



    Israel

    Israel and Guatemala enjoy full diplomatic relations.

    Embassy
    13a Avenida 14-07, Zona 10,Guatemala City
    Tel. 502 363 5674, Fax 502-333-6950

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    Haiti

    Jewish Communities in Haiti



    Officially the Republic of Haiti, Haiti occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Today, few if any Jews remain in Haiti.

    - The First Jews
    - Modern Times
    - 2010 Earthquake
    - Community Contacts



    The First Jews

    The first Jew to settle in Haiti, Luis de Torres, arrived in 1492 as Christopher Columbus’s Converso interpreter. After Haiti was conquered by the French in 1633, many Dutch Jews emigrated from Brazil in 1634. Most of these Jews were Marranos. Many became employees of French sugarcane plantations and further developed the industry.

    In 1683, Jews were expelled from all French colonies, including Haiti. Nevertheless, a few Jews remained as leading officials in French trading companies. After a few decades, in the mid-1700s many Jews, who had been expelled from Haiti, returned to the country. In 1804, during the slave revolt of Toussaint L’Ouverture, much of the Jewish community was murdered or expelled from Haiti. A few years later, many Polish Jews arrived in Haiti due to civil strife in Poland.

    Most youth did not grow up with a Jewish education due to the lack of a Sunday school or Jewish communal life. Children had to conceal their Judaism, because only Catholics could attend public school.

    Jews tended to settle along the shoreline, in port cities. Most Jews were involved in commerce and trade, therefore, establishing communities in major industry centers. A few years ago, archaeologists discovered an ancient synagogue of Crypto-Jews in Jeremie, the only one discovered on the island. Several Jewish tombstones have also been uncovered in port cities such as Cap Haitien and Jacmel.

    By the end of the 19th century, approximately 30 Jewish families arrived from Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt. During this period, a French law was enacted that gave French citizenship to minorities in the North American region; therefore, many Jews from the Middle East felt secure moving to Haiti. These Jews brought with them their Sephardic customs and traditions. By the time of the American occupation in 1915, roughly 200 Jews lived in Haiti. During the 20 years of American occupation, many Jews left Haiti for the United States and South America.



    Modern Times

    In 1937, the Haitian government began issuing passports and visas to approximately 100 Eastern European Jews escaping Nazi persecution. According to the Joint Distribution Company, “Haiti played a small, yet critical, role in saving Jewish lives during the darkest chapter in the Jewish story.” The JDC's organizational records show that up to 150 Jewish refugees managed to escape Europe to come to Haiti. Unfortunately, though, it seems that more Jews were unable to acquire visas to Haiti due to the cost. Prof. David Bankier, of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said that after 1938, “the cost [of a visa] was outrageous: If you wanted to go to Haiti, you had to pay $5,000.”

    Most of these European Jews remained in Haiti, grateful to the government, until the late 1950s. Many of the Haitian Jewry left, however, so their children could marry Jews and not assimilate, and to find greater economic opportunity. The 21st century witnessed a continued departure of Jews from Haiti, for the United States and Panama because of the poor economy and civil violence. Even after so many decades of living in Haiti, Jews are still considered foreigners in the country. Today, only 25 Jews remain in Haiti, predominately residing in Port-au-Prince.

    The community is led by Gilbert Bigio, a retired well-to-do businessman. Every Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, services are held in his house. The last Jewish wedding in Haiti occurred 10 years ago, Bigio’s daughter, and the last bris was Bigio’s son, more than 30 years ago. Bigio owns the only Torah in all of Haiti, which he provides to the community for services.


    Israel and Haiti maintain full diplomatic relations. In 1947, Haiti voted for the United Nations’ partition of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel. Many Haitians have a lot of admiration for Israel and its struggles. The Israeli ambassador in Panama represents Israeli interests in Haiti. Israel maintains an honorary consulate in Port-au-Prince. Currently, George Bigio is the honorary consul of Israel in Haiti, and flies a massive Israeli flag outside his home.



    2010 Earthquake

    In January 2010, after a devastating earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, Port au Prince, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving nearly a million more homeless and without food or water, Israel was one of the first countries to send crews to assist in the aftermath. The IDF sent both search and rescue teams to try and find remaining survivors among the many rubbled building as well as medical teams to assist in caring for the survivors.

    The medical team succeeded in setting up the first fully functioning field hospital, inclusive of a plethora of advanced equipment. During its stay in Haiti, the delegation treated more than 1110 patients, conducted 319 successful surgeries, delivered 16 births including three by Cesarean sections and saved many from within the ruins. Following the conclusion of the IDF medical and rescue team operations in Haiti on January 27, the Israeli government decided to continue its official assistance to Haiti as part of the global effort of reconstruction of the country.

    The ongoing effort is being coordinated through MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



    Community Contacts



    The Jewish Community of Haiti
    P.O. Box 687
    Port-au-Prince
    Tel. 509-1-20-638


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    Indonesia

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    Libya

    Jewish Communities in Libya



    Jewish Population

    1948: 38,000    |    2013: 0

    Jews had a presence in Libya at least since the time of Hellenistic rule under Ptolemy Lagos in 323 B.C.E. in Cyrene. Once home to a very large and thriving Jewish community, Libya is now completely empty of Jews due to anti-Jewish pogroms and immigration to Israel.

    A savage pogrom in Tripoli on November 5, 1945, killed more than 140 Jews and wounded hundreds more. Almost every synagogue was looted. In June 1948, rioters murdered another 12 Jews and destroyed 280 Jewish homes.

    Thousands of Jews fled the country after Libya was granted independence and membership in the Arab League in 1951. After the Six-Day War, the Jewish population of 7,000 was again subjected to pogroms in which 18 were killed, and many more injured, sparking a near-total exodus that left fewer than 100 Jews in Libya.

    When Col. Qaddafi came to power in 1969, all Jewish property was confiscated and all debts to Jews cancelled. In 1999, the synagogue in Tripoli was was renovated, however, it was not reopened.

    The last Jew living in Libya, Esmeralda Meghnagi, died in February 2002. This marked the end of one of the world's oldest Jewish communities, which traced its origins to the 3rd century B.C.E.



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    Jewish Communities in Monaco





    The Association Culturelle Israelite de Monaco
    Association Culturelle
    Israélite de Monaco
    15, av. de la Costa
    Tel. (+377) 93 30 16 46

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    Paraguay

    Jewish Communities in Paraguay





    History and Demography

    GP 4,960,000 ~ JP 1,000

    The great majority of Jews live in the capital, Asuncion

    Communal and Religious Life

    The Paraguayan community is publicly represented by the Consejo Representativo Israelita de Paraguay. There are at least ten other Jewish organizations, including WIZO, B'nai B'rith, and several youth movements. There are three synagogues: one Ashkenazi, one Sephardi, and one affiliated with Chabad that distributes kosher food to the community. These institutions function without a rabbi. The community maintains a Jewish school, the Colegio Integral Estado de Israel, which provides both primary and secondary education for the majority of Jewish children. There is a Jewish museum with a Holocaust memorial in Asuncion.



    Israel

    Israel and Paraguay maintain full diplomatic relations.

    Embassy
    Calle Yegras C/25 de Mayo
    Edificio San Rafael, 8 piso
    P.O. Box 1212, Asuncion
    Tel. 595 21 495 097, Fax. 595 21 496 355



    Paraguay

    Consejo Representativo Israelita de Paraguay
    Casilla de Correo 756
    (General Diaz 657), Asuncion
    Tel. 595 21 441 744, Fax. 595 21 448 289

    Fed Sefaradi LatinoAmericana
    Caballero 896
    Asuncion
    Inf: Dr Jacob Cohenco

    Centro de Investigacion y Difusion de la Cultura
    Sefardi Paraguay 1535,
    1061 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Jewish Communities in Russia





    Jewish Agency in Kazan
    Coordinator: Olga Feyfer
    Address: 15, Profsoyuznaya Street, Kazan Tatarstan 420111 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 292-0903
    E-mail: ofeyfer@gmail.com
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 4.3 Additional education
    Corporation: JAFI


    Kazan Jewish Community (Chabad)
    Chairman: Mikhail Skoblionok
    Chief Rabbi of Kazan and Tatarstan: rabbi Yizchak Gorelik
    Address: 15, Profsoyuznaya Street, Kazan, Tatarstan 420111 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 292-5602, 292-1724
    Fax: 7-843 292-5622
    E-mail: kazan@fjc.ru; kazan-sinn@fjc.ru
    Url: www.fjc.ru/kazan
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 2.2 Jewish Congregations
    Corporation: Chabad


    Kazan Jewish Community (Orthodox)
    Chairman: Mikhail Skoblionok
    Address: 15, Profsoyuznaya Street, Kazan 420111 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 292-1724
    Fax: 7-843 292-1724
    E-mail: elina@knet.ru
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 2.2 Jewish Congregations
    Corporation: Orthodox


    Kazan Jewish Day School "Mishpahteynu" at school #12
    Principal: Olga Troupp
    Address: 38, Mardjani Street, Kazan, Tatarstan 420022 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 293-4812, 292-5504
    E-mail: otroupp@mail.ru
    Url: www.kazan.ort.ru
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 4.4 Schools
    Corporation: ORT


    Kazan ORT Technological Center
    Director: Semyon Vainer
    Address: 38, Mardjani Street, Kazan, Tatrstan 420022 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 293-4812, 292-5504
    E-mail: kazan@ort.ru
    Url: www.kazan.ort.ru
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 4.3 Additional education
    Corporation: ORT


    Kazan Youth Jewish Center Afifon (Hillel)
    Address: 15, Profsoyuznaya Street, Kazan Tatarstan 420111 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 292-6073
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 3.2 Youth and Sport organizations
    Corporation: Hillel


    Naberezhnye Chelny Jewish Community (Chabad)
    Chairman: Leonid Kolodner
    Address: 4-40, Shkolny Bld, Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan 423801 Russia
    Phone: 7-8552 443489
    E-mail: nabchelny@fjc.ru
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 2.2 Jewish Congregations
    Corporation: Chabad


    Tatarstan Jewish Community and Welfare Center "Hesed Moshe"
    Chairman: Vladimir Rozenshtein
    Director: Anna Smolina
    Address: 15, Profsoyuznaya Street, Kazan, Tatarstan 420111 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 292-1724
    E-mail: elina@knet.ru
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 3.1 Jewish Community and Welfare Centers
    Corporation: JCC/Hesed


    Tatarstan Jewish National and Cultural Autonomy
    President: Mikhail Skoblionok
    Executive Vice-president: Alexander Velder
    Address: 15, Profsoyuznaya Street, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan 420111 Russia
    Phone: 7-843 292-1724
    E-mail: elina@knet.ru; avelder@veld-group.ru
    Region: 16 Republic of Tatarstan
    Profile: 1.1 Federations
    Corporation: JNCA


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    Jewish Communities in Singapore





    Singapore
    Rabbi Mordechai Abergil
    Tel:65-737-9112
    Fax:65-737-9112

    Singapore, Chai Tawil, Magen Avot, Waterloo St.
    Chai Tawil, Tel:733-0554
    Phone number is of member of congregation not far from Raffle's Hotel
    Strand Hotel recommended >
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    Tahiti Synagogue
    121196 Temple Dorette Assael,
        Rue Moerenhaut, Papeet; (689) 43 71 56

    1822-1866 ALEXANDER SALMON (England-Tahiti)

    While on a trip to the south seas, he met and fell in love with the beautiful 20 year old princess of the Teva clan, Princess Arrioehau. According to Tahitian law it was illegal to marry a foreigner. Queen Pomare IV abrogated the law by royal decree for 3 days by which time Salmon was given the title Ariitaimai and they married. Their daughter was the last queen of the Island and their son befriended Robert Louis. He became a spokesman for the islanders and his memoirs were published by the historian, Henry Adams. ×

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    Jewish Communities in Taiwan




    TAIPEI  JEWISH  SERVICES

    Rabbi  Dr.  Ephraim  F.  Einhorn

    16 Min Tsu East Road, Second Floor
    Taipei, Taiwan,  R.O.C.


    Tel: 886 2 2591-3565
    886 2 2592-2840
    886 2 2592-8579

    Fax: 886 2 2594-3892

    Taipei - FOR  SHABBAT  SERVICES  &  MEALS
    Sheraton Taipei Hotel, Room 577.
    12 Zhongxiao East Road, Section 1,
    Taipei 100.
    Tel: +886-2-2321-5511.
    Fax: +886-2-2394-4240.
    Email: Sheraton@sheraton-taipei.com

    Rabbi  Dr.  Ephraim  F.  Einhorn



    Taiwan Community Centre

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    Pres.: Don Shapiro
    Treasurer: Yoram Ahrony

    FOR  SHABBAT  SERVICES  &  MEALS

    Sheraton Taipei Hotel, Room 577.
    12 Zhongxiao East Road, Section 1,
    Taipei 100.
    Tel: +886-2-2321-5511.
    Fax: +886-2-2394-4240.
    Email: Sheraton@sheraton-taipei.com

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    Confederacion de Asociaciones Israelitas de Venezuela (C.A.I.V.)
    Av. Marques del Toro 9 San Bernardino
    Apartado de Correos 14.452 Caracas 1011A
    Tel. 58 2 510 368, Fax. 58 2 515 253
    website: www.caiv.org


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    Centro Empresarial Miranda Av. Francisco de Miranda
    con Av. Principal de los Ruices
    Apartado 70081, Caracas
    Tel. 58 2 239 4511/921, Fax. 58 2 239 4320
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