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The Jewish Historical Society of Hong Kong is a registered society licensed under the Societies Ordinance in the Hong Kong SAR.

The main objective of the Society is to promote a centre for the collection, study and preservation of historical materials relating to the history of the Jews and Judaism in Hong Kong and mainland China.

The JHS has published several volumes on the subject of the Jewish community in Hong Kong and the Jews in mainland China, in addition to promoting the spread of balanced knowledge about Judaic traditions in Chinese academic circles. This has included assisting with the establishment of a Jewish studies programme at Nanjing University and the publication of the world’s first Chinese language “Encyclopaedia Judaica”, copies of which are now in the libraries of almost every university throughout China.

香港猶太歷史學會是一個根據香港特區社團條例授權註冊的社團。

該協會主旨促進,研究與猶太人和猶太教在香港及中國大陸的相關歷史資料。

該協會出版,發表了一些關於香港的猶太社區和猶太人在中國大陸的書籍和學術論文。該協會還推動與中國學者傳播,交流有關猶太人的歷史,宗教和文化的客觀知識。這包括與南京大學合作建立了猶太研究計劃和出版世界上第一本中文“猶太百科全書”,現收藏於中國幾乎每所大學的圖書館。

該協會有一個圖書館,並舉辦與香港及區內猶太歷史有關的主題講座。該協會還組織猶太社區歷史之旅,如猶太公墓和猶太教堂。猶太人自從十九世紀已在香港居住,不少猶太家庭在香港有幾代人的歷史,猶太社區的許多成員都認為香港是他們的家。猶太公墓成立於1855年,目前的猶太教堂建於1901-1902。

香港猶太歷史學會繼1983年香港公務員陳瑞璋先生的一個演講後成立,陳先生的演講討論了猶太人在中國的歷史可追溯到公元8世紀(唐朝)。

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What’s New on Our Site

Date Added Subject
3 July 2017 Lots of updates to our burial records in the Our Community section.
The latest edition of Fresh From the Shelves is posted in the Judaica Library section.
More images have been added to our Community Life Project page. Do you have anything to add?
We bid a heartfelt goodbye and thanks to our organisation’s co-founder, S.J. Chan, who has retired.
We welcomed new board member Garry Stein.
27 March 2017 Lots of updates to our burial records in the Our Community section.
The latest edition of Fresh From the Shelves is posted in the Judaica Library section.
More images have been added to our Community Life Project page. Do you have anything to add?
We bid goodbye to board members Nigel Kat and Mark Ellison and welcomed new member Alan Landau.
A link to the December 2016 RTHK Radio 3 interview, “From There to Here: Hong Kong’s Jewish Community”, has been included on the new Recordings & In Print page in the Publications section.
28 November 2016 A new page for Jews Who Are Buried In the Hong Kong Cemetery has been added to the Our Community section.
4 November 2016 A collection of photos of old Hong Kong taken by long-time community member Karel Weiss obm has been added to the Our Community section.
31 October 2016 The Sassoon Family Tree has been added to the Our Community section.
The latest edition of Fresh From the Shelves is posted in the Judaica Library section.
31 August 2016 The latest edition of Fresh From the Shelves is posted in the Judaica Library section.
We’re starting to add images to our Community Life Project page. Do you have anything to add?
22 August 2016 All burial records are now online.
8 August 2016 The catalogue of our Sino-Judaic Collection can now be accessed through the Judaica Library section.
21 June 2016 Uploaded burial information for all the Jews who died in the defence of Hong Kong during WWII.
16 June 2016 Added a link to SCMP article on the Our Community page.
1 June 2016 Added Chinese text to the Home page.