Jewish Holidays

As the seasons change and the Jewish calendar unfolds, Ohel Leah Synagogue warmly invites the local Jewish community to join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of Jewish holidays.

Located at the heart of Hong Kong, Ohel Leah Synagogue offers a diverse range of holiday services and festivities that honor our traditions, foster a sense of belonging, and create lasting memories for individuals and families alike.

High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, marks a time of reflection, renewal, and prayer. At Ohel Leah Synagogue, we conduct soul-stirring services led by our esteemed clergy, who guide us through the beautiful melodies and meaningful prayers of this sacred holiday. Our Rosh Hashanah services offer a space for introspection, where we come together as a community to seek forgiveness, express gratitude, and set intentions for the year ahead.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a time for spiritual introspection and repentance. Ohel Leah Synagogue provides solemn and uplifting Yom Kippur services that include powerful prayers, heartfelt melodies, and inspiring sermons. We encourage everyone to join us in this transformative journey of self-reflection and seek the forgiveness and reconciliation that Yom Kippur offers.

The Three Festivals or Shalosh Regalim

Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, invites us to dwell in temporary sukkah structures, reminding us of our ancestors' journey in the wilderness. At Ohel Leah Synagogue, we construct a beautiful sukkah and host festive gatherings where community members can come together to enjoy meals, engage in lively conversations, and celebrate the abundance of blessings that surround us.

Simchat Torah, the Joy of Torah, is a joyous holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. Join us at Ohel Leah Synagogue for exhilarating dance and music as we parade with the Torah scrolls, expressing our love for the sacred text and reaffirming our commitment to Jewish learning and values. It's a spirited celebration that brings smiles and laughter to people of all ages.

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is a significant holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Ohel Leah Synagogue conducts meaningful Passover Seders, where we retell the story of the Exodus and partake in the symbolic foods of the Seder plate. Our Passover services provide an opportunity for reflection, gratitude, and communal celebration.

Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, marks the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Ohel Leah Synagogue offers engaging and enlightening study sessions, where we delve into the teachings of the Torah and celebrate the wisdom and guidance it imparts to our lives. Join us as we engage in meaningful discussions and celebrate the precious gift of Torah together.

Celebrate the Miracles

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time to commemorate the miracle of the oil and the triumph of light over darkness. Ohel Leah Synagogue hosts festive candle-lighting ceremonies, where we kindle the menorah, sing traditional songs, and enjoy delicious holiday treats. Our community-wide celebrations create a warm and joyful atmosphere for families to come together and share the light of Chanukah.

Purim, the joyous holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's plot, is a time for costumes, merriment, and giving to those in need. Ohel Leah Synagogue organizes lively Purim carnivals and spirited Megillah readings, where laughter and joy fill the air. Join us in celebrating this festive holiday and experiencing the unique magic of Purim.

Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, is a momentous occasion that celebrates the rebith of the nation of Israel. It is a day filled with joy, pride, and a deep sense of gratitude for the remarkable journey of the Jewish people.  Yom Ha'atzmaut is a time to reflect on the rich history, diverse culture, and extraordinary accomplishments of the Jewish people, thank God for the miracles, and to reaffirm our connection to the land of Israel as an integral part of our Jewish identity. Join us at Ohel Leah Synagogue as we celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, embracing the spirit of unity and gratitude for the miracle of Israel's existence.

These are just a few of the many Jewish moments that Ohel Leah Synagogue cherishes and celebrates. We invite you to join our warm and inclusive community, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of Jewish traditions, connect with fellow community members, and deepen your spiritual journey.

Your Jewish Family in Hong Kong

At Ohel Leah Synagogue, we understand the importance of creating a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and levels of observance. Our clergy and community members are ready to embrace you with open arms and guide you through the rich tapestry of Jewish holidays. Whether you are seeking spiritual solace, looking to connect with Jewish traditions, or simply want to be part of a vibrant community, Ohel Leah Synagogue warmly welcomes you.

Come and experience the joy, inspiration, and sense of belonging that Jewish holiday celebrations at Ohel Leah Synagogue offer. Join us as we come together to honor our heritage, strengthen our community bonds, and create lasting memories. We look forward to celebrating with you!