Harbin New Synagogue

Harbin was once home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the Far East, totaling more than 20,000 at its peak in the 1920s. Escaping poverty and antisemitism in czarist Russia, thousands of Russian Jews came to Harbin to start a new life in a city with no history of antisemitism. They built synagogues, a library, schools, a cemetery, a soup kitchen, a hospital, and more.

The New Synagogue, built in 1921, still stands today after being refurbished in 2004 and is home to the Harbin Jewish History and Culture Exhibition, a museum that details the history of Jews in Harbin. A must see for anyone interested in Jewish history or the history of Harbin.

Address: 哈尔滨市道里区经纬街162号(162 Jingwei Street, Daoli District)

Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm

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