The Ohel Moishe Synagogue
The Ohel Moishe Synagogue was established in 1907 to serve the Russian Jewish community that flourished in Shanghai. Newly renovated and re-opened to the public in 2008, it now serves as the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.
The synagogue/museum is located at 62 Changyang Road in Shanghai's historic Hongkou district that sits north of the Bund and Suzhou River.
The site includes the former synagogue as well as a small art gallery and introduction video that explains a little about the history of the Jews in Shanghai. The synagogue itself lacks religious decoration and is not a functioning place of worship anymore. But restorers did their best to make it look like the building where Russian Jews and then European Jewish refugees worshipped until the end of the Second World War.
The best thing to do is a walking tour of the area with the Shanghai Jews organisation. Spend half a day on a guided tour of the Hongkou District and you'll learn about the fascinating history of the Jewish community in Shanghai.