Ohel Moshe Synagogue

Ohel Moshe Synagogue

The Ohel Moshe Synagogue was found in 1885 at 8 Dzika by the Russian Ashkenazi Jewish Community .

The place gained its name in honor of Moses Montefiore (1784–1885), a great philanthropist and activist originally from England. He contributed a lot to the big support t o Jews around the world, especially in Palestine.

In fact, Ohel Moshe Synagogue was also the headquarters of the Jewish Youth Organization. In the 1940th, Shanghai was one of the few safe places  in the World for numerous Jewish refugees. The city has become the only metropolis which did not refuse Jews. The number of Jewish refugees in Shanghai was really large at that time, identical to the total number of Jews found shelter in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and South Africa.

Today tourists can visit the famous Jewish quarter in Shanghai where refugees of times of World War II lived. Also, you can visit here a museum with memorable expositions and stories about hardships of Jewish refugees.

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