New Jewish Synagogue

harbin museum of jewish history

harbin museum of jewish history by Xuan Che. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution License.

Harbin was once home to a large population of Jews. Many of them displaced from Russia in the revolution. The New Jewish Synagogue, built between 1918 and 1921 was the second in Harbin. It was the largest Synagogue in the north east of China with seating for up to 800 worshipers. The Jewish community in Harbin largely left in the 1950's. The Synagogue was used for other purposes untill 2004 when it was converted in a museum telling the story of the Jews in Harbin.

Map showing location of New Jewish Synagogue

Above: Location of New Jewish Synagogue in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China