Our Community

The Jewish community of Korea is probably the most newly established organized Jewish community in North East Asia.

While Korea has had a Jewish presence since the Korean War in the early 1950s, virtually all Jewish services were held by the U.S. military here and Jews who were unaffiliated with the U.S. military rarely had opportunities to attend services and meeting other Jews was extremely difficult.

With the establishment of a Chabad House in Seoul in 2008, the Korean peninsula finally became home to a Jewish community that is open to all Jews of every nationality and background.