TRIBUTES poured into the Israeli Consulate-General yesterday, as the Jewish community in the territory expressed its shock and distress at the assassination. As the community prepared to pay its final respects at a memorial service at the Jewish Community Centre, letters of condolence flooded into the consulate-general from diplomatic representatives from countries such as Egypt, Thailand, Jordan, Russia and Poland. Schoolchildren even sent in letters, according to Consul-General Zohar Raz, who said the atmosphere at the consulate ranged from being in a 'very bad mood to being shocked, and feeling great sorrow'. Hong Kong's prominent Jewish family, the Kadoories, was set to sign a condolence book either today or tomorrow at the consulate, Michael Kadoorie's office said. Governor Chris Patten made a special trip to the consulate-general for a private signing of the book yesterday evening. Trustees of the Ohel Leah Synagogue in Robinson Road sent a letter of condolence to Mr Raz, calling for the people of Israel to put aside 'dissension and division'. 'This is a time for the people of Israel to be like one person with one heart,' trustee Mr Justice Godfrey said. Rabbi Shmuel Lopin, of the synagogue, said the tragedy raised 'awareness that nothing is ever what it is supposed to be'. He said the memorial service was timed to take place half an hour after Rabin's funeral in Jerusalem.