Chabad to open first center in Cambodia


NEW YORK (JTA) — Chabad-Lubavitch will open its first outreach center in Cambodia.

The international Chasidic movement has announced it will send two rabbis to the Southeast Asian nation to open a Chabad House in Phnom Penh, the capital city.

"The Jewish community in Phnom Penh is much like any other in our part of the world,” Bangkok-based Rabbi Yosef Kantor was quoted as saying by “It’s an eclectic mix of business travelers, Israeli expatriates and backpackers travelling across Asia after serving their terms in the Israel Defense Force.”

Some 100 to 150 Jews are living in Phnom Penh.

Chabad-Lubavitch has Chabad Houses around the world that provide Jews with religious services and assistance.

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