Kadoorie, Elly Silas

   Hong Kong businessman,brother of Ellis Kadoorie. He was born in Baghdad and setded in Hong Kong, developing business interests in Shanghai and other cities. He was an active Zionist and served as president of the Palestine Foundation fund in Shanghai, established agricultural schools in Palestine, and contributed to the construction of the Hebrew University.

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  • KADOORIE — KADOORIE, family with large business interests in the Far East, known for its philanthropy. The founder of the family, ṢĀLIḤ KADOORIE (d. 1876), was a well known philanthropist in baghdad . His sons, SIR ELLIS (1865–1922) and SIR ELLY SILAS… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KADOORIE — (Heb. כַּדּוּרִי), Israel agricultural school at the northern foot of Mt. Tabor in Lower Galilee, founded in 1933 and named for Sir Elly Silas kadoorie whose contribution to the Palestine Mandate government made possible the establishment of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kadoorie, Sir Ellis — (1865–1922)    Baghdad merchant. Kadoorie was a member of a Baghdadi family that acquired great wealth in Shanghai and Hong Kong. He founded two agricultural schools for boys in Palestine, one at Tulkarm for Arabs and one near Mount Tabor for… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • List of Asian Jews — Since Antiquity, a number of Jewish communities have been established in many parts of Asia migrating or fleeing eastward from their place of origin in Mesopotamia. Some examples of ancient Jewish communities in Asia are: In Iran (Persian Jews)… …   Wikipedia

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