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EAJC Affiliate

Jewish Community of Mongolia

Sumati Luvsandendev

Mongolia is home to a Jewish community of Israeli citizens and expatriates who mainly live in the country temporarily. Despite this, Jews in Mongolia are well integrated into general Mongolian society and experience almost no anti-Semitism.

Due to the temporary nature of the status of many Jews in Mongolia, there are no official statistics regarding the number of Jews in Mongolia. All Jews in Mongolia live in Ulaanbaatar.

The Jewish Community of Mongolia works as the Jewish communal organization for Jews living in Mongolia and the community is affiliated with the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress on a regional level.

There are no rabbis in Mongolia, and the community gathers from time to time for High-Holidays. The Chief Rabbi of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Aharon Wagner has provided support to the Mongolian Jewish community in maintaining Jewish religious life.