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This profile was last updated on 5/27/06  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
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New York Daily News - Bill Bell - Charles W. Bell: Yeshiva student in class by himself
www.myanmarshalom.com, 27 May 2006 [cached]
His father, Moses Samuels, is the caretaker of Musmeah Yeshua ("Salvation of Joshua"), the only synagogue in Myanmar. Before his father, his grandfather and his great-grandfather were Jewish community leaders. One day, Samuels said, he expects to carry on the tradition.
His father also runs a travel agency called Myanmar Shalom, which specializes in Jewish tourism, and it was through a tourist that Samuels made the Yeshiva connection.
"If it wasn't for tourists, I wouldn't be here," Samuels said. "It was a visitor to the synagogue who told me about Yeshiva University and offered to carry my application back to New York and deliver it personally. That's how I got here."
There is a Burmese community in New York, mostly in the Jackson Heights and Elmhurst sections of Queens, but Samuels has not gotten involved with it. Instead, every summer, he flies home to visit and catch up on events there.
Earlier this year, he celebrated Passover at home for the first time in three years. One of his duties, as the youngest person present, was to find a piece of matzoh hidden before the Seder and exchange it for a prize. "That's something kids usually do," he said.
Why Myanmar Shalom | Myanmar Shalom
www.myanmarshalom.com, 10 Nov 2013 [cached]
Moses Samuels- Managing Director
Travelers from around the world know Moses Samuels as the dedicated host and Trustee of the only synagogue in Myanmar. For more than twenty years, Moses Samuels has taken care of the small remaining Jewish community in Myanmar, as well as the cemetery, and has helped numerous visitors with hotel, airline and other travel arrangements. Many grateful recipients of his knowledge and his assistance have urged Moses Samuels to open a travel agency so that he might more formally help people experience the beautiful and diverse country that is his home. His lifelong experience in Yangon, his lifelong knowledge of Myanmar, is now available to travelers throughout the world.
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Moses and Sammy Samuels' unique role in the Jewish community of Myanmar has been chronicled in articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and numerous other newspapers.
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Moses Samuels, Managing Director of Myanmar Shalom,son (Sammy), daughter (Dinah) with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence.
New York Daily News - News & Views Columnists - Charles W. Bell: Yeshiva student in class by himself
www.nydailynews.com, 27 May 2006 [cached]
His father, Moses Samuels, is the caretaker of Musmeah Yeshua ("Salvation of Joshua"), the only synagogue in Myanmar.Before his father, his grandfather and his great-grandfather were Jewish community leaders.One day, Samuels said, he expects to carry on the tradition.
His father also runs a travel agency called Myanmar Shalom, which specializes in Jewish tourism, and it was through a tourist that Samuels made the Yeshiva connection.
"If it wasn't for tourists, I wouldn't be here," Samuels said."It was a visitor to the synagogue who told me about Yeshiva University and offered to carry my application back to New York and deliver it personally.That's how I got here."
There is a Burmese community in New York, mostly in the Jackson Heights and Elmhurst sections of Queens, but Samuels has not gotten involved with it.Instead, every summer, he flies home to visit and catch up on events there.
Earlier this year, he celebrated Passover at home for the first time in three years.One of his duties, as the youngest person present, was to find a piece of matzoh hidden before the Seder and exchange it for a prize."That's something kids usually do," he said.
Jewish Heritage Tour | Myanmar Shalom
www.myanmarshalom.com, 10 Nov 2013 [cached]
Moses Samuels, Managing Director of Myanmar Shalom,son (Sammy), daughter (Dinah) with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence.
Myanmar Shalom Travels & Tours
www.myanmarshalom.com, 2 Oct 2011 [cached]
Moses Samuels- Managing Director Travelers from around the world know Moses Samuels as the dedicated host and manager of the only synagogue in Myanmar, Musmeah Yeshua. For more than twenty years, Moses Samuels has taken care of the small remaining Jewish community in Burma, as well as the cemetery, and has helped numerous visitors with hotel, airline and other travel arrangements. Many grateful recipients of his knowledge and his assistance have urged Moses Samuels to open a travel agency so that he might more formally help people experience the beautiful and diverse country that is his home. Of Iraqi Jewish descent, Moses Samuels continues the work of his father in caring for the synagogue and community, with a profound love for his heritage and with a will to keep alive the Jewish tradition in Burma. His lifelong experience in Yangon, his lifelong knowledge of Burma, is now available to travelers throughout the world. Moses Samuels' unique role in Burma has been chronicled in articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and numerous other newspapers.
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