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News Brief

June 23, 1937
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The Shanghai Jewish Community is preparing to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its founding next Fall. The ceremonies will include the opening of a new synagogue of the Ashkenazic Jewish Community, which now numbers 4,000 persons. There are at present one Ashkenazic and two Sephardic synagogues here.

The first meeting of Jewish residents of Shanghai to consider establishing a community was held during the High Holidays in 1887. A few of the Baghdad Jews who participated in that meeting are still active in Jewish communal affairs.

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