About this Event
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.
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 this coming October 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.
Details of the Programme
- Language: English
- Sun, 3 Oct: 1000-1200, 1400-1600, 1600-1800
- Meeting Point:
- Security Post of Chesed-El Synagogue (2 Oxley Rise Singapore 238693)
- Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
- An NRIC is mandatory for entry into the premises
- Parking is unavailable at event premises.
- Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
- The event will proceed rain or shine.
Who should come?
- All are welcome to participate.
What to bring?
- Participants should bring their NRIC, an umbrella and a bottle of water.
- Participants are encouraged to dress respectfully in smart casual (i.e. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Sleeveless attire, shorts/miniskirts or sandals are strictly not allowed.
- Participants will be denied entry if they dress inappropriately or forget to bring their NRIC.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own earphones (with a standard 3.5mm audio jack) because we will be using radio guides for the tour!
- Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.
- All hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
- Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
- All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
- All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
- All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
- All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups.
- All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
- By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
- Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
- Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.
- It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Chesed-El Synagogue, 2 Oxley Rise, Singapore, Singapore