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  • Canberra Jews Get Torah Scroll As Gift from Singapore Community

    Use of a recently acquired Sephardic Torah Scroll, a gift of the Singapore Jewish community to the Jews of Canberra was one of the highlights of New Year, Yom Kippur and Succot services in the national capital. More than 100 worshipers, including families from distant country areas, attended the services. HaimNagley, the deputy headmaster of… More ▸

  • Singapore Medical School Asks Israel for 80 Lecturers on Medicine

    Professor Moshe Rachmilewitz, dean of the Medical Faculty of the Hebrew University and Professor M. Prives, left today for Singapore in connection with a request by the Singapore Medical School for 80 Israeli lecturers. Before his departure, Prof. Prives said that if conditions were found satisfactory, Israel might be able to send 20 of the… More ▸

  • Jews in Singapore Form Welfare Board; First in Existence of Their Community

    For the first time in the history of the Singapore Jewish community a Jewish Welfare Board has been formed here. The aims of the Board are to promote and encourage communal activity, supervise charity trusts and raise and administer donations for communal activities. The 2,000-member community, which is 90 percent Sephardic, numbers about 400 persons… More ▸

  • Australian Jewish Major Leads Forty British Soldiers to Safety from Singapore

    An amazing story of the escape from Singapore, under the most harrowing conditions of Major Maurice Ashkanasy, a Jew; who was deputy assistant adjutant general of the Australian Imperial forces in Malaya, was reported today by the correspondent of the Evening Standard. Ashkanasy, leading a party of forty soldiers from the British Brigade, left Singapore… More ▸

  • Jewish Residents of Penang Who Fled Japanese Occupation Safe in Singapore

    Jewish residents on the island of Penang, which is off the coast of the Malay peninsula, north of Singapore, were removed from there before the Japanese occupation of the island, it was learned here today by relatives of the Penang Jews. They are now safe in Singapore, the reports state. Panang was seized by Japanese… More ▸

  • Depression Strains Singapore Hospitality

    Poor Jews passing through this port are not allowed to disembark as a result of preventive measures taken by the authorities at the insistence of some of the rich Jews of this community. Many Jews are complaining that this action does not conform with the proverbial Jewish spirit of hospitality and is certainly a departure… More ▸

  • To Publish Jewish Journal in Singapore

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Through the initlictive of Mr. Ellis M. Bassous, editor of the “Buyers and Sellers Exchange.” Singapore Jewry will shortly have a Jewish monthly journal, entitled “The Jewish Standard.” Mr. Bassous will be editor. The publication will be devoted to the interests of Jews. Judaism and Zionism in the Straits Settlements. More ▸