Our Philosophy

 

We believe that every human being is created in the image of God and that the Jewish people are to live by an eternal code that proclaims God’s sovereignty over the universe. This code is manifest in how we interact with other people and how we structure our lives on this earth. Our Tradition teaches that prayer, kindness, and Torah study sustain the world and we strive to be a community where these these three values are part of our core identity. After two thousand years of exile, the miraculous creation of the State of Israel in 1948 signifies God’s continuing covenant with the Jewish people. Today our gratitude to God for this miracle is expressed through our commitment to the State of Israel and this too is part of our core identity.

We hold traditional orthodox services, this means that if any of the great personalities of the Jewish past would enter our synagogue they would immediately recognize our service and seating arrangements. This connection to our past is especially soothing to those of us who have left behind roots, stability and warm communities to start a new chapter of our lives in Hong Kong. Ohel Leah Synagogue is a reminder that even in a changing world, some things can stay the same.