Shanghai Jewry: HongKou

Entry TicketThe Road to the MuseumFrontview: Living QuartersOld Living QuartersOfficial Museum SignEntryway into Ohel Moshe
Red Carpet inside the SynagogueFrom the Rabbi's SeatOverlooking the Info RoomsFamous Shanghai JewsInside the Info RoomMap of HongKou District
Famous Jews that lived in the Shanghai Jewish QuartersMenorah in the Dark...Asian Jewish Sympathy ;)History Floor MapOld Jewish Newspaper!Info Room 1
The shopkeeper was my guideRestored Ohel Moshe SynagogueThe Helpful ShopkeeperSuch a great selectionShop Manager and Museum GuardA Jewish Girl in Shanghai Comic Book

Shanghai Jewry: HongKou, a set on Flickr.

Here is a visual tour of HongKou. Shanghai’s former Jewish ghetto during WWII. Includes surrounding neighborhood, Ohel Moshe, and Information Rooms

Summer Update: Livin’ it up in my beloved hometown of Shanghai

Hello from Shanghai! Excuse the silence! But I have been pretty busy!

Spring semester ended with a loud thud.  I’m not in Hong Kong right now but in Shanghai, my birth city, my beloved, hometown.

Spending the summer doing intensive Mandarin courses at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

I desire to accomplish the following in 8 weeks, let’s hope it is possible!

  • Become Fluent in Mandarin (My reading and writing is horrible)
  • Learn Judaism from a Chinese perspective at the Chabad of Shanghai
  • Explore Shanghai to the fullest extent (all the fun places!)
  • Research Jews in Shanghai History (all the scholarly places!)
  • Travel to various Jewish China sites (Kaifeng, Harbin, etc.)

Until next week! Checking out!

Next week, I will explore HongKou (read NY Times) article here.

My Mandarin classmates at Bar Rouge with a great view of the Pudong Skyline (American Chinese, British, Italian, German, Canadian). Love the diversity!!