Ohel Moshe Synagogue
The Ohel Moshe Synagogue (Ohel Moishe) played a central role in the lives of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during WWII. Although the synagogue is no longer fully in use, a section of it has been given over to house the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.
In the 1930s, Shanghai was one of the only cities in the world giving shelter to the Jews fleeing Nazi persecution in Europe. When the city was occupied by the Japanese, the Germans put pressure on their allies to exterminate the Jewish refugees. Instead, the Japanese rounded up the Jews and confined them in a ghetto in the poorest part of the city.
During this time, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, built in 1927, was the center of the community.
The Ohel Moshe Synagogue is in the Hongkou district. You can reach it by taking Bus 13 to Ti Lan Qiao.
Tours & Tickets
Delve deep into the heart of Shanghai’s Jewish history on this 2-hour tour of Shanghai’s Jewish Ghetto in the Hongkou District. On your guided walking tour, ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)