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The Jewish Community of Thailand
Tel: (662) 258-2195 Fax: 663-0245

The Jewish Association of Thailand
Beth Elisheva Synagogue, Mikveh & Jewish Center
Yosef C. Kantor, Rabbi
121 Soi Sai Nam Thip 2
Sukhumvit Soi 22
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: (662) 258 2195 Fax: 663 0245
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Synagogue: Even Chen
2nd floor of The Bossotel Inn
55\12-14 Soi Charoenkrung 42\1 New Rd (Silom Rd. area)
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: 630 6120; Fax 237 3225
The Jewish Community of Thailand numbers about 250, of which only a few are Thai nationals of European and Asian origin. [January 2001]

Jewish Community of Thailand: [2000] [September 2002] [September 2002] (Book Review: China Dreams : Growing Up Jewish in Tientsin, by Isabelle Maynard, Albert E. Stone, Univ of Iowa Pr; ISBN: 0877455716 [September 2002] [September 2002] [extensive links - September 2002]

"Nearly all the Jews of Thailand live in Bangkok, the capital. The Jewish community is of recent origin. The first permanent Jewish settlers arrived in the 1920s, having fled from Soviet Russia. Their number was bolstered in the 1930s when refugees from central Europe made their way to Thailand. Most of these left the country at the end of World War II. However, in the 1950s and 1960s, a number of Jews settled in Thailand, and in 1966 a synagogue and community center were established. The Jews are a mixture of Sephardim from Syria and Lebanon and Ashkenazim from Europe, the United States, and Shanghai. There is also an Israeli presence. Many Jews are involved in trade and production of jewelry and precious stones." Source: Click on Thailand at [August 2005]
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