Chesed-El Synagogue
with Rabbi Nissim Zawady

About the programme

Rituals play a significant role in grounding the identities of members of the Jewish community in Singapore. Join us at the Chesed-El Synagogue to witness the various rituals that take place throughout the life-cycle of a member of the Jewish community from birth to death!

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Date and Time

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$10 (excluding eventbrite service fee)
Meeting Point
Security Post of Chesed El Synagogue (2 Oxley Rise Singapore 238693)

Instructions

Please dress respectfully (e.g. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Masks are mandatory.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking. Bring along your NRIC for entry too.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet Rabbi Nissim Zawady!

Hello everyone, I am Rabbi Nissim! Judaism has taken me across the globe – from Colombia (my hometown) to Israel and from Greece to Singapore. No matter where I go, I always feel the warmth and generosity of the local Jewish community and Singapore is no exception! It is this spirit of generosity that touches me time after time, giving me the motivation to do what I do.

Since the pandemic began, the synagogue has had to halt many of its activities. By His grace, at the end of the pandemic, I hope to bring back the congregants to attend services at the synagogue and strengthen the sense of community and belonging here! I look forward to bring you around the synagogue during the festival and share with you our prayers and practices!

More about Chesed-El Synagogue

Singapore is home to two synagogues – the Maghain Aboth Synagogue at Waterloo Street and the Chesed-El Synagogue at Oxley Rise. Both places of worship were gazetted as national monuments in 1988.

Chesed-El means “Mercy of God”. The synagogue has been the centre of many Jewish activities. These include the 3 main festivals of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot, as well as the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement. According to Rabbi Nissim, there are approximately 2,000 Jewish people in Singapore today. With a strong belief that youths hold the key to the Jewish community’s future, the synagogue works tirelessly to teach them and cultivate a strong sense of belonging.