Nearly all Jews in Fiji live in Suva, the capital. Jewish settlement in Fiji can be traced back to the arrival from Australia of 20 year old Henry Marks in 1881. Marks laid the foundation of what became one of the most extensive commercial enterprises in The Western Pacific. Marks was later joined by Jews from India and elsewhere in The Middle East and The Orient. Until very recently, there was no organized Jewish life. However, this changed with the creation of a communal organization called The Fiji Jewish Association. Religious life has been confined to a communal seder organized by The Israeli Embassy and attended by 50 to 60 people.

Fiji Jewish Association
Carpenter Street, P.O.Box 882 GPO,
Suva, Fiji
Tel : 679 387 980
Fax : 679 387 946

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