Kāifēng Synagogue

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Kāifēng Synagogue information

Kāifēng , China
Street 59 Beitu Jie
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Lonely Planet review

Sadly, nothing remains of the synagogue except a well with an iron lid in the boiler room of the Kaifeng Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Under renovation at the time of research, visitors may need to check if the new hospital will allow visitors to the site. The spirit of it lingers, however, in the name of the brick alley immediately south of the hospital – Jiaojing Hutong (教经胡同; Teaching the Torah Alley). In the house with the blue sign (yisrael-kaifeng@hotmail.com) lives a local English-speaking guide familiar with local Jewish history. Send an email prior to visiting if you intend to engage her guide services or want an extended chat.