Ohel Leah Synagogue - The Jewish Religious History in Hong Kong

Built in 1902, this two-storey temple is a venue for social and religious Jewish activities in Hong Kong for over a century.
It was constructed in the Moorish Romantic style, which was popular in the early 1900s.

During the Second World War, Hong Kong was occupied by the Japanese.
Many local Jews were interned in prisoner of war camps and the temple was requisitioned by the Japanese until the end of the War.

In 1998, restoration of the temple took place.
The design of the temple features a red brick exterior with yellow detailing and an internal layout in the Sephardic style.
The success of the restoration was awarded the Outstanding Project Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

This temple has a very high security level.
If no reservation, generally, photo taking and tour of the temple are not allowed.
For making reservation, visitors can visit their website.
Tours of the temple are only available during regular business hours.
Visitors should dress appropriately and taking photographs of the interiors of the temple is allowed except during Shabbat and special festivals.

To reach this temple, exit off Central MTR Station Exit C.
Then, walk along Des Voeux Road Central to Jubilee Street.
Take the Central to Mid-Levels Escalator to Robinson Road.

Then, walk to Castle Road for around 10 minutes.

Location: Ohel Leah Synagogue
Address: 70 Robinson Road, Central, Hong Kong



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