October 01, 2007

Shanghai Jews show support for Israel's Special Olympians

From JPost:

Shanghai's 2,000-strong Jewish community has raised more than $20,000 to support Israel's delegation to the Special Olympic games, which are being held in the city from October 2 to 11. The community, which is headed by Maurice Ohana, has also provided the 38 Israeli athletes with uniforms and sports shoes, and will host the 83-member delegation in its succa and ensure that those who require it have kosher food. "We are delighted that Israel is participating in this important event," Ohana told The Jerusalem Post in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "We are happy that there will be so many Israelis visiting Shanghai."