3 June 2020 - 11 Sivan 5780 - י"א סיון ה' אלפים תש"פ
Rabbi Sam Kassin reaches out to his Asian connections E-mail

Rabbi Sam Kassin, Dean of the Shehebar Sephardic Center (SSC) in Jerusalem, made a stop in Hong Kong as part of his Asian tour.  Rabbi Kassin’s yeshiva is the largest Sephardic yeshiva in the world and is known for its worldwide outreach to neglected Sephardic communities.

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Hong Kong to join the march into our past, present and future E-mail

In April 2007, immediately following Pesach, Hong Kong will be an officially recognised delegation at the March of the Living. 

This will be the first delegation sent to represent a country from the Far East. The Hong Kong representatives, along with thousands of Jews worldwide, will retrace the footprints of those that perished in the “March of Death” on the road to the gas chambers of Birkenau.

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Record breaking Rosh Hashanah observance in Thailand E-mail

The Jewish Community of Thailand reported a remarkably high rate of attendance at their Rosh Hashanah services despite the recent events and military display in the city.  

For the first evening alone, the guest count exceeded 4000 participants. Chabad House on KaoSam Road,  in Bangkok, played host to 1100 in attendance. Ko Samui reported attendance of 1350. Other figures included: 650 in Chiang Mai, 400 in Phuket and 100 in Luan Prabang.

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Hong Kong Jewish film festival ready to reel in success E-mail

Who would have guessed that Hong Kong would be home to a Jewish Film Festival that is attracting worldwide attention?  The festival is busy preparing for its seventh annual event.

Howard Elias, the festivals coordinator and founder, himself is astonished at the success of this event. What started as a light morning discussion regarding the dearth of Jewish films available to the Hong Kong community has resulted in a massive project that has taken on a life of its own.

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Singapore constructs new centre E-mail

The Jewish community of Singapore, made up of several hundred members, is home to not one but two synagogues serving a diverse spectrum of Jews comprised of Orthodox, Israelis and a Progressive/Reform movement.

Construction is already  underway to build a new community centre adjacent to the city’s central synagogue.

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