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Making Sense of Passover, Making Sense of Corona
Tonight, April 5th at 8pm on Zoom

Click here to join



Due to the current situation, we have cancelled all in-person activities.
Please look forward to hearing from us via email and on our Facebook page.

Click here to watch the video: Making a Sedar Plate on Facebook


Learn about Pesach with visuals and crafts to make for your Sedar on YouTube
Click here to download the Printable Matzoh for the YouTube video above

Your OLS Youth Team



Sale of Chametz
Please return your chametz sale form to
OLS office by April 7.
Click here to download the form or to fill it in online



All Current Pesach information can be found:





  Please scroll for scheduled activities  

For up to the minute #YOLO (Youth) events also view:






MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program
 Join the Zoom Meeting
Click here for the Virtual Bat Mitzvah Zoom Session when we post the new link

For more details:







Ohel Leah Torah Academy (OLTA)
at JCC L3 Multi-Function Room



4:30-5:45 pm





Coffee & Conversation
With Rachel Oser or Michal Tyk

JCC L2: Seven Zero



hebrew-book-club-2019Hebrew Book Club 
Age 4 or in Grade 2
JCC Library
[Details ]



Puzzle clubPuzzle Hustle
Grade 3 & up
JCC Library









Youth Team ChugimYouth Team Chugim
Register in advance with

Aviya: or Shahar:

Scrapbook, Lego, Woodcraft & more

Grades 1-3 – 4:15-5:00pm

Grades 4-5



Kabbalat Shabbat for Ages 5-8
JCC L3 Multi-Function Room

10 Minutes after Mincha



Parsha Text Study on the Book of Esther
Open to Everyone
at the Oser’s
 6pm – 7pm

Bnei Akiva is Back! BA Weekend for Grade 1 & Up- Opening Mifkad & Shabbat Peula: Shabbat, Nov 2 4:30 pm at JCC L3 BA Kickoff Happening: Sunday, Nov 3 4:00-5:30 pm at JCC L3
Bnei Akiva
for Grades 1 -8!
at OLS

Parsha Play for Ages 3-5 (Plus Parent)

at the home of the Osers

OLS Kosher Food Recycling Program
  Join OLS in an ongoing Kosher Food Redistribution Program “Hand to Mouth” – be part of the solution to hunger in Hong Kong. [Details]  

  Judaica Shop: Special Items on sale. Please contact the synagogue office to make an appointment contact the OLS Office at / 2589-2621  



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OLS & Carmel invite you to Facebook for-Likrat-Shabbat

Likrat Shabbat
We welcome Shabbat and Pesach with songs and music
Join Carmel Elementary School and Ohel Leah Synagogue
for a Facebook:
Kabalat Shabbat – this Friday at 5:00PM

Will you make a short video for us?

Sad at the thought of not seeing friends this Passover?
We are creating a video montage of the community in preparation for Pesach. Please record your answer to one of our four questions (20 second max; children+adults welcome):
  1. What is your favorite Pesach memory?
  2. What is your weirdest Pesach memory?
  3. What is your favorite Pesach food/recipe?
  4. What are you doing to make this Pesach your best one yet?  
Send your video to by 10:00 am this coming Monday, April 6.
Thursday, 2 April


8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25 



The Passover Kitchen
Wednesday, March 25 
 in OLS
8:00 pm
Monday, March 23



Plagues of Egypt

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 19



Virtual Challah Bake

This Thursday @ 8:00 pm we will have a Google hangout meeting to bake challah for this Shabbat. We will add a special healing prayer for those suffering at this time.
Please click here for the link and see you there.


8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25 


Wednesday, 1 April



The Passover Kitchen
Wednesday, March 25 
 in OLS
Five New Haggadahs
Wednesday, April 1 
8:00 pm
Saturday, 14 March Parsha Play for Ages 3-5 (Plus Parent)

at the Oser’s

Parsha Text Study on the Book of Esther
Open to Everyone
at the Oser’s
 6pm – 7pm
Thursday, 5 March OLS Annual General Meeting
JCC King David Room
Wednesday, 4 March

Purim-Getting readyGetting Ready for Purim


Sunday, 23 February

MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program
Virtual Bat Mitzvah Zoom Session with Judge Ruchie Freier (10:15am HKT)

For more details:


19 February

Simple Yet Grand - 3 Part Series with Rabbi Oser 5, 12, 19 Feb

In 2018, after two decades of work, Robert Alter completed his own translation of the Hebrew Bible, and it too is “simple yet grand.” Fifty scholars worked on the King James Version but Alter toiled alone

Please join Rabbi Oser for a three part series looking at this new Bible translation – Contact the office for the various locations.

If you’ve been to the mainland in the previous fourteen days
then please consider joining us some other time.
15 February
Guest Sermon by
Clive Lawton

If you’ve been to the mainland in the previous fourteen days
then please consider joining us some other time.
13 February
Parsha Text Study
Open to Everyone
You can find this week’s Parsha over here: Parshat Yitro
If you wish to prepare something, please email or Whatsapp. Of course you don’t have to prepare a section and are welcome to listen in and join the discussion. 
Please click here to join. We look forward to seeing you!
8 February
Please join us for a night of song and music
this Saturday night
at the home of the Osers.
Yaniv Ostashinsky on the guitar
Shay Tyk on the clarinet
This is in honour of “Shabbat Shira” when we sing the song the Israelites sang when they crossed the sea.
Light refreshments served
If you’ve been to the mainland in the previous fourteen days
then please consider joining us some other time.
Tu-Bishvat-Family Party 2020
Save the Date: 
OLS Tu’ Bishvat Family Party

25 January
1 February

Bnei Akiva - CNY

Two dates to Celebrate CNY with Bnei Akiva

Sunday, 12 January

Arts & Crafts Winter Afternoon 12 January!

Arts & Crafts Winter Afternoon!
at the JCC / L3

Wednesday, 25 December
Save-the-date-Chanukah Partyh
Chanukah Family Party
Monday, December 23
Women's Chanukah dinner
Women’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Tevet Chanukah Dinner
Monday, December 23 – 7:45 pm
at the JCC King David Room
December, 15
Come-Build-OLS-Chanukia-Ages 4 and up
Come Build the OLS Chanukia
Arts & Crafts 
for Ages 4 and Up
Friday – Saturday,
December, 6-7
Rachel Slutsky, Harvard University
Shabbat dinner 6 December 2019
December, 1
FrozenA Frozen Afternoon for Ages 4 & Up
A Frozen Afternoon 
for Ages 4 & Up
Thursday, 28 November
Women’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering
Kislev Tea Ceremony
JCC – King David Room
Saturday, 9 November
“Films and Faith” with Neta Ariel
Neta Ariel, director of Ma’aleh Film School and “A Mirror for the Sun”.
3 November
Bat Mitzvah Program at the HKJFF
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
2-3 November
Bnei Akiva is Back! BA Weekend for Grade 1 & Up- Opening Mifkad & Shabbat Peula: Shabbat, Nov 2 4:30 pm at JCC L3 BA Kickoff Happening: Sunday, Nov 3 4:00-5:30 pm at JCC L3
Bnei Akiva is Back!
BA Weekend for Grade 1 & Up

Opening Mifkad & Shabbat Peula: 
Shabbat, Nov 2 

4:30 pm at JCC L3

BA Kickoff Happening: 
Sunday, Nov 3 
4:00-5:30 pm at JCC L3
2 November
Visit of Rabbi Natan Peres
Welcome to Hong Kong, Rabbi & Mrs. Natan Peres.
This Shabbat, November 2 
at Ohel Leah Synagogue
Sunday, 1 October
Women’s Singing Workshop
with Tamar Arnon (Chazzan’s daughter)
2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah
At the home of the Osers
Sunday, 22 September

Art & Craft
For Ages 5 and up
Sunday, 15 September
Save the Date:
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Family Outing
A Pineapple Day in a Pineapple Farm

Signup by 10 September!!

Sunday, 25 August

Meet the Tyk family - Sunday Family /Arts & Crafts

Family Arts & Crafts
Come and Meet the Tyk Family
L3 @ the JCC

Contact Ori

Weekly – last meeting on July 23rd

Maimonides’ Introduction to the Mishnah
With Ori Harel – In Hebrew

Weekly – last meeting on June 28th
Kabbalat Shabbat for Ages 5-8
Friday Nights
at JCC L3 Multi-Function Room
10 minutes after Mincha
Weekly – last meeting on June 27th Rina-club-sport-and-movementSport & Dance Club 
Grades 2-5
Weekly – last meeting on June 27th Thursday - Art With RinaArt Club
Grades 2-5
Weekly – last meeting on June 25th

Hebrew Book Club - ages 2through 1st Grade - 4:15pmHebrew Book Club 
Age 2 through Grade 1 
JCC Library

Semesters have  ended OLTA - 2018/19Ohel Leah Torah Academy (OLTA )
for 5-11 year-olds not in a Jewish school
Weekly – last meeting on June 22nd
Bnei Akiva - Every Saturday at OLSBnei Akiva for Grades 1-9
Weekly on Shabbat, at OLS
Saturday, 22 June
Rabbinit Sally Mayer - 6pm June 21st in the synagogue
Please join us in welcoming Rabbanit Sally Mayer
Rabbanit Mayer will give a class in the Synagogue
Friday, 14 June
Joshua Rotbart
Young Professionals’ Dinner
Guest Speaker Joshua Rotbart
From Zero to Gold – Following the beat of your own drum
7:45 – 10:00pm
Monday, 10 June
Bnei Akiva for Grades 1-9
2nd Day of Shavuot  at OLS
Monday, 10 June
Bnei Akiva for Grades 1-9
2nd Day of Shavuot  at OLS
Monday, 10 June

Tea & Torah @ the Osers

Tea & Torah
2nd Day of Shavuot
at the Oser’s
Open to Men & Women

Saturday, 8 June

Tikkun Shavuot for Teens

10:00pm – 12am
Saturday, 8 June


Tikkun Leil Shavuot  with Rabbi Ari Lamm

9:45 pm – 4:45 am

Dessert Buffet at 12:45 am

Saturday, 8 June

Shavuot Dinner 2019

Shavuot Dinner
[Details & Booking]

Saturday, 8 June

Book of Ruth Torah Study

Text-Study on The Book of Ruth
JCC Garden Room

Friday, 7 June

Shavuot Arts & Crafts

Shavuot Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, 4 June

Yom Yerushalayim - Arts & Crafts

Yom Yerushalayim Arts & Crafts

Sunday, 2 June

Bat Mitzvah Scrapbooking Intro

Bat Mitzvah Program Introduction
Scrapbooking for Moms & Girls
Multi-Function Room, JCC L3
For more details:

Wednesday, 22 May

OLS & Chabad Lag B’Omer Celebration

Tai Tam Scouts Center
Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Stanley


Wednesday, 8 May

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

6:45 pm – Mincha and Festive Maariv

7:15 pm – Ceremony with Carmel School

In the presence of Consul General Ahuva Spieler

8:00 pm – Family Celebration

[Details / Booking]

19 – 27 April Passover 2019/5778
[All Details & Links

19 – 26 April

Communal Pesach Meals in the JCC
1st Seder – Fri, April 19
2nd Seder – Sat, April 20
7th Night Pesach Dinner –  Thurs, April 25
8th Night Pesach Dinner – Fri, April 26
[Details & Booking]
Saturday, 20 April
2nd Seder – For French Speakers
Deadline to signup: 18 April
[Details & Booking]
18 -23  April
#YOLO Kids Activities for Pesach
Deadline to sign-up: 14th April

Now thru 23rd April

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Movie 2019
Create your own 20 second video!
Submission deadline 23 April

Friday, 19 April Burning of Chametz
JCC Car Park
10-11:00 am

Saturday, 13 April

3rd Meal for Girls Ages 13-17
at the home of the Osers
4:00 pm
Saturday, 13 April We welcome President Ronald D. Liebowitz of Brandeis University
President Liebowitz will address the community during the Kiddush lunch
12:00 pm

Thursday, 11 April


Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Yocheved Debow
“Talking About Sex and Sexuality with Our Children”


Tuesday, 9 April
Seminar for Domestic Helpers with Rabbi Asher Oser
JCC Multi-Function Room, L3

Saturday, 6 April

Visit of IDF War Veterans from HFH Foundation
All are welcome to join the Kiddush on Shabbat, April 6 in honour of the visit of IDF war veterans from HFH Foundation. For further information on the Foundation and methods of support please contact: Doron Nagar at or Jason Webber at 





2, 3, 10th April

One asks about and teaches the laws of Pesach
thirty days before the Festival (Pesachim 6a)
Classes with Rabbi Asher Oser
Tues, April 2
“Five New Haggadot”
Wed, April 3
“Pesach Thoughts and Laws Part I”
Wed, April 10
“Pesach Thoughts and Laws Part II “

Sessions meet inside the Synagogue

All Welcome

Bibliodrama for Children Ages 5-10
at the home of the Oser’s
4:30 pm
31 March MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program
End of Year Celebration
at the JCC

Wednesday, 20 March

OLS Purim in Hawaii
Details & Booking!5:30 – Children pre-Megila activities and dinner
6:45 – Megillah reading Followed By Hawaiian Feast, Party with Alcohol and Children Shuk Purim 
15-17 February Visit of Dr. Akiva & Nurit Sternberg

Welcome to Dr. Akiva Sternberg and his wife Nurit.
Dr. Sternberg is chief internal auditor at Union Bank of Israel and teaches at the IDC. He has written books on the history of Halacha and is a Major (res.) in the IDF.
On Shabbat Dr. Sternberg will give the sermon, and  a shiur on “Fake News and Halacha” at 5:10 pm.

15 February Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner
in the JCC King David Room
14 February OLS Annual General Meeting
at the JCC King David Room
3-10 February

#YOLO – Chinese New Year @ OLS

20 January Tu BiShvat
Family Outing at Living Farm
Register by 16 January!
19 January Tu BiShvat
Bowling for Grades 6+Register by 17 January!



14 December  

Young Professionals’ Shabbat Dinner
With Guest Speaker Daniel Herszberg


8 December  

Chanukah Open House
Saturday night at the home of the Oser’s


8 December  

Parsha Text Study – Open to Everyone
in the JCC Garden Room


7-8 December  




Shabbat Parashat Mikeitz
Kabalat Shabbat: 5:20 pm
Shachrit with Halel: 9:00 am




Chanukah Activities for all!

Arts & Crafts for Chanukah   
For Age 3-Grade 2
Wednesday, November 28
4:30-7:00 pm at JCC L3
Chanukia Building
For Grade 3-5
Wednesday, November 28

6:00-7:00 pm at JCC L3

OLS Members: Free
Non-OLS Members: HK$50
Chanukah Sleep Under
For Grade 2-5
Monday, December 3
5:30-7:30pm at JCC L3 Multi-Function Room
Women’s Chanukah Dinner
Tuesday, December 4
7:45 pm at JCC King David Room
Hand to Mouth “Chesed”
For Grade 6+
Wednesday, December 5
6:30 pm at L/G 66 Robinson Road
Chanukah Family Party!
Sunday, December 9 at the JCC
[Booking & Details]

25 November  

#YOLO Pre Hanukkah Teen Outing
[Details & Booking]


21 November  

#YOLO Pre Hanukkah Teen Outing
[Details & Booking]


10 November  

Parsha Text Study – Open to Everyone
In the JCC Garden Room


28 October  

Grades 1-6
Krav Maga

27 October 
Youth Outing @ Ryze – For Grade 6+
26 October 
Young Professionals’ Dinner
at the JCC
Guest Speaker: Sheldon Sassoon
13 October 
Seuda Shlishit
with Professor Doron Aurbach
5:45 pm
13 October 
Parsha Text Study – Open to Everyone
10:00 am
2018 / 5779
 BOOKLET / DINNERS & INFO CLICK HERE   SUKKOT ARB’AT MINIM  Book your Festive Meals in OLS Sukkah 1st Night Sukkot Dinner – Sun, Sept. 232nd Night Sukkot Dinner – Mon, Sept. 24Lunch and Learn in the Sukkah with Rabbi Oser – Thurs. 24 Sept, 12:45pmShabbat Dinner – Fri, Sept. 28Ladies Hoshanot
(Lulav Dance, children welcome)
Sunday, September 30
9:45 am in the Synagogue
Brunch in the Sukkah will follow.Shemini Atzeret Dinner – Sun, Sept. 30

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Sukkot Children’s Activities
Under 5s Sukkah Party
Wed, Sept 26 – 11:00am-12:30pm
K-3 Grades Sukkah Party
Wed, Sept 26 – 1:30-3:00pm
Sleepunder in the Sukkah
Thurs, Sept 27 – 6:00-9:00pm
#YOLO Teen Sukkah Party
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Simchat Torah Eve
Mon, October 1 – 6:30 pm

Evening Service with Hakafot. Followed by complimentary Simchat Torah Dinner at the JCC Garden Room

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Simchat Torah Day

Tues, October 2 – 9:45 am Hakafot & Reading of the Torah Simchat Torah Carnival – Exciting kids’ activity during the Hakafot

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Genesis Text Study for Women
on Simchat Torah Day
Tues, October 2 at 9:45 am
at the JCC Garden Room
For more details:

Sunday, 3 September

Rosh Hashanah Youth Film Making
Send us your 10-15 seconds creative and funny movie for Rosh Hashanah. The most original movie creator will get two milkshakes at JCC Seven Zero. Entry deadline Sept 3.
Whatsapp: 92291763
Sunday, 2 September Rosh Hashanah Family Outing
at Wetland Park
Meet at the JCC
Saturday, 1 September Save the Date
Scholar in Residence: Yael Ziegler
Dr. Yael Ziegler is the senior lecturer in Tanakh at Herzog College, Matan, and the Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz.
Saturday, 18 August
Women’s Rosh Chodesh Program
at the home of the Oser’s
Special Guest: Peta Pelach
Simultaneous activities for kids at JCC L3.
4:30 pm
Friday, 20 July Save the Date
Young Professionals’ Dinner

at the JCC
[Details & Booking]
7:45 pm
Saturday, 23 June Scholar in Residence: Professor Doron Aurbach
Professor Aurbach will give a 40 minutes shiur before Mincha.  He will also speak during Seudah Shlishit
6:00 pm
#YOLO Jewish Arts and Crafts
Grades 4-5 at Chen & Noa’s 
Tuesday, 17 June

Movie Night – Grades 7-11
at Chen & Noa’s Place

7:00 pm
Sunday, 17 June

Movie Night – Grades 4-6
at Chen & Noa’s Place

7:30 pm
Sunday, 17 June

Bnei Akiva Summer Party
at the JCC Coffee Shop
[Booking & Details]

4:00 pm
Saturday, 16 June Heart to Heart Women’s A New Women’s Series for Rosh Chodesh

 7:45pm  Weekdays / 4:30pm
15 May – June 10th
Synagogue East-Central Europe Exhibition
Sunday, 3 June MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program –
Scrapbooking for Moms & GirlsRSVP: Click Here
10:00am – 12 Noon
Friday, 1 June
 Young Professionals’ Dinner
Ongoing Bibliodrama for Ages 3-5 (Plus Parent) at the Osers 4:30 pm
Monday, 21 May
Shavuot Tea & Torah
For All the Family
2nd Day of Shavuot
at the home of the Osers
Sunday, 20 May
#YOLO -Make Your Own Cheesecake
1st Day of Shavuot
During morning Services
Saturday, 19 May
Shavuot Teen Tikkun Leil
For Grade 6+
Eve of Shavuot –
Saturday Night, May 19
9:45 pm – 12:45am
at Itzik & Mascha’s place
19-21 May
Shavuot Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Moshe Taragin
Shavuot Tikkun Leil
Eve of Shavuot – Saturday night, May 19
From 9:30 pm-4:45 am
Guest speaker: Rabbi Moshe Taragin
 [Click the image for details >>] 
19 May

First Night Shavuot Dinner: Cheese-Fest 2018

Saturday, 19 May Heart to Heart Women’s A New Women’s Series for Rosh Chodesh
Men & Women – Shavuot Study of readings and text from the Book of Ruth

 7:45pm  Weekdays / 4:30pm
Friday, 18 May # YOLO Pre-Shavuot Fun for Children – RSVP before 15 May!!

Back in the Fall! MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program 4-7pm
Tuesday, 15 May
Synagogue East-Central Europe Exhibition
Opening Ceremony:
Wednesday, 13 May
Yom Yerushalayim Arts & Crafts
JCC Level 3
Wednesday, 2 May

Lag B’Omer Outing
at the Tai Tam Scout Center

 [Details & sign-up] 

Saturday, 28 April
Visit of IDF War Veterans from
HFH Foundation
  All are welcome to join the Kiddush on Shabbat
in honour of the visit of IDF war veterans from HFH Foundation.
Friday, 27 April

Young Professionals’ Shabbat Dinner

Wednesday, 18 April

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
6:30 pm Mincha and Maariv
7:15 pm Ceremony
Family Celebration:
8:00 pm at the JCC

Monday, 16 April
“Judaism, Universalism & Golbal Poverty”
Lunch & Learn with
Rabbi Micha Odenheimer
JCC L2 Seven Zero
RSVP: or 28015440
Sunday, 15 April Family Atzmaut Fair with Bnei Akiva

Friday, 6 April, Saturday, 7 April Communal Passover Sedarim
7th & 8th Nights
  #YOLO Teens & Kids Passover Schedule
Family Yom Tov
Walk Up the Peak

Sunday, April 1 – Time TBCVerm City – For Ages 5-11
Monday, April 2 – 10:00 am-3:00 pm
[Details & Booking]Tree Top Cottage – For Ages 5-11
Tuesday, April 3 – 9:00 am-3:00 pm
RSVP by March 27
[Details & Booking]AZZITA – For Grades 6 and up!
Wednesday,  April 4 – Meet at 4pm at the JCC
Hoverboard & Picnic at the Beach
[Details & Booking]
Saturday, 31 March 2nd Night French Speakers’ Passover Seder
2eme Soir des Fêtes de Pessah
 7:00 pm
Friday, 30 March, Saturday, 31 March Communal Passover Sedarim
First night: 7:00pm 

Second night: 7:15pm 

Wednesday, 28 March Interfaith Discussion:
The Ethical Challenges of Technological Advancement: Do Rabbis and Priests have the Answers?
Sundays Baking Club for Grades 6-7
@ Chen & Noa’s place – L/G 66 Robinson Road
For more info: 
2 March
Save the Date:  Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner
at the JCC
[Details – FULLY BOOKED] 
Wed., Eve Feb 28 Women’s Megillah Reading for Purim
Want to participate in the Women’s Megillah Reading for Purim
 Please email 
Wed., Eve Feb 28
Persian Purim Night    
Something for Everyone – and Dinner!
Multiple event times check << Details
Thurs., 1 March
#YOLO Teen Purim Seuda
Thurs., 1 March
OLS/Chabad Purim Seuda
Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 pm (Megillah reading at 4pm)
Sunday, 25 Feb. Bnei Akiva Shuk Purim Fair

Sunday, February 25
16 Feb: 10am: Must register in advance for the Baking Chug
19 Feb 10am: Teen Tiyul
20 Feb 5pm: CNY Sleepunder – Grades K-321 @ Chen & Noa’s
[Details & Sign-up]
Friday/Saturday, 9-10 February TZOHAR: 9-10 February  and Shabbat Dinner with Adam Segal
JCC King David Room
Dinner Friday 7:00pm
Thurs., 1 February OLS Annual General Meeting
JCC, King David Room
Tues., 30 January
Tu B’Shevat: Pop Up Arts & Crafts
For Ages 4 and up
Sun., 28 January Save the Date:  Tu Bishvat Family Outing
at Tai Tong Organic Park
Tues., 16 January Bi-Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn at Seven Zero
with Rachel Oser
( )
Tues., 16 January Heart to Heart Women’s A New Women’s Series for Rosh Chodesh
 7:45pm  Weekdays / 4:30pm
Saturday, 13 January #YOLO Winter Movie Club for ages 9-12 @ Chen & Noa’s
Saturday, 13 January #YOLO Winter Movie Club for ages 9-12 @ Chen & Noa’s
Friday, 12 January Young Professionals’ Dinner
[Details & Booking]
Time Change
Saturday, 6 January Neon Party for Grades 6+
Bus at 7:30pm
Weds., 3 January Back to School Outing – Grade 1+ only – Limited Places – Register now!
[Details and booking
Meet at the JCC at 10am – back 3:30pm 


12-19 December Hanukkah for Kids & Hanukkah for Teens
Kids: 4:00pm
Teens: 6:30pm
Wandering Chanukah Lighting
OLS is on the move again this Chanukah! If you’d like to host one of the nights, please be in touch with Mascha: /


Friday/ Saturday, 15/16 December Scholar-in-Residence Professor Marc B. Shapiro
Friday night dinner and more, Shabbat Chanukah
[Details and Dinner sign-up]
Saturday, 16 December 
Laser Mads (Play Tag!) Grades 6+ 
MEET at OLS at 7:00pm
Saturday, 16 December 
Chanukah 5778 / 2017 at the Osers
Friday, 15 December Channukah Baking Fun for Grades K+
[Details & Booking]
Saturday, 2 December
Visit of Chief Rabbi Ephraim & Valerie Mirvis
Shabbat Morning
Chief Rabbi Mirvis will address to the community during the morning service
Motzei Shabbat 
#YOLO Mexican Night for Grades 6+ with Chief Rabbi Mervis
Morning 9:00am

Evening: 7:30pm bus from the JCC

Sunday, 26 November
Hong Kong Cleanup
at Rocky Bay Beach
Cost: HK$130 with lunch and transportation;
HK$60 without lunch
For more details: Click Here
RSVP: or 28015440
12:30-3:30 pm
Saturday, 25 November #YOLO – Saturday Night @ Ryze (Grades 6+)
Bus leaves the JCC at 7:15
Friday, 17 November YP Shabbat Dinner with Marcia and Bruce Ellis-Einhorn
Thurs., 14 December Heart to Heart Women’s A New Women’s Series for Rosh Chodesh
 7:45pm  Weekdays / 4:30pm
Tuesday, 14 November Bi-Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn at Seven Zero with Mascha Sachs
Sunday, 12 November MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program
at the Oser’s
9:30-11:30 am 
Saturday, 11 November #YOLO @ HKJFF The 90 Minute War – grades 9+
Meet @ 8:15pm
Tuesday, 7 November
Lunch and Learn with Chief Rabbi David Lau – Chief Rabbi of Israel
at Oasis office – 21/F Man Yee Building,
68 Des Voeux Road Central
Lunch is complimentary – RSVP: Click Here
Motzei Shabbat,  28 October  

Cantorial Concert
Featuring Cantor Avremi Roth and the Carmel School Choir
at OLS
Cantor Avremi Roth will be leading the Shabbat services on Friday night and Shabbat morning.
 7:00 pm


Click for services / meals / booking  forms etc..

Shemini Atzeret Dinner
Wed, October 11
6:30 pm in the sukkah
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Simchat Torah Eve
Thurs, October 12 at 6:15 pm
Evening Service with Hakafot
Followed by complimentary Simchat Torah Dinner at the JCC Garden Room
Children’s Dinner at 7:00 pm
Come join us and decorate your own Simchat Torah cupcake for dessert.
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Simchat Torah Day
Fri, October 13 – 9:45 am
Hakafot & Reading of the Torah
Simchat Torah Carnival – Exciting kids’ activity during the Hakafot


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Genesis Text Study for Women
on Simchat Torah Day
Friday, October 13 at 9:45 AM
at the JCC Garden Room
For more details:
Interested party please respond to this survey – Click here
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Simchat Torah Honourees
We are pleased to announce this year’s Simchat Torah Honourees:
Chatan Torah:       Jason Webber
Chatan Bereshit:   Doron Nagar


 Sangria in the Succah
Shabbat Eve, October 6



 All kids are invited

Sunday, 1/10, 3:30pm @L3, JCC

 Get Ready for the Outdoor Festival
@ the Tree House – For Ages 5-11
Tuesday, October 3 
Signup deadline: 29 September!!
Sunday, 1 October Start the year with a big SPLASH
Bus leaves JCC at 10am
High Holidays   Lunch for Kids on Yom Kippur Day: Shabbat, September 30 at 12:00 noon [Details]

Parent Roster for the High Holidays

Please sign up as volunteer during the High Holidays.  For more info: or

1st Night – Wednesday, September 20
2nd Night – Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah Dinners
[Details & Booking forms
Sunday, September 17  #YOLO Rosh Hashanah Family Outing – 
[Details & Booking]
Friday, September 15 Rosh Hashanah Baking FunFor Kindergarten plus 
Friday, September 15  – 3:00 pm 
[Details & Payment form]
3:00 pm 
17 September, Sunday Rosh Hashanah – Family Outing [Details] 9:30am 
3 Sept.,
Family Meet and Greet! at the JCC [Details] 5:00pm
18 August, Friday Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner: Our speaker for the evening is community member Erica Lyons, who will share a highly personal family story. Signup closes by 10am on the 18th. [Details  7:30pm
28 July, Friday OLS Shabbat Dinner  Shabbat Eve, July 28 – 7:45 PM at the JCC

Special Guests: Dr. Ari Greenspan and Dr. Avi Zivotofsky
Topic: “The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes and Emerging Jewish Communities”

RSVP: Click Here

30 June,
Young Professionals’ Dinner
Guest Speaker: Geoffroy Wallier, Founder of OrfiCapital, one of the main asset managers specialised in the Asian High Yield space.[Details]
24 June,
Shabbat Lunch and Discussion with Consul General Sagi Karni 
Great opportunity to meet and bid farewell to Consul General Sagi Karni.
Schedule OLTA (Ohel Leah Torah Academy) for children (5-11/yrs) not in a Jewish Day School – Final Class Date 19 June 2017
[Details & Registration]
Final of Season: 17 June Bnei Akiva! [Details] 4:30-5:30pm
16 June, Final of Season #YOLO Kabbalat Shabbat Ages 5-8 – in the JCC L3 Meeting room:
You can let us know your children are attending by signing up here:
10 Minutes after Mincha
4 June Final MATAN/OLS Bat Mitzvah Program – Scrapbooking for Moms & Girls @ the JCC 4:00 – 6:00pm
Saturdays Bibliodrama for ages 3-5 (Plus Parent) at the home of the Osers
Don’t know what to do with your old Purim Costumes?   Donate them to our bibliodrama (Parsha Play) program! Leave them at JCC reception marked for Rachel Oser. We are especially in need of a Pharaoh costume 🙂 Thanks.
Mondays The Baking Club – for Grade 6+:  every Monday at 66 Robinson Road, LG 5:45 pm
Tuesdays Hebrew Book Club – JCC L1 Library – [Details] 3:30pm/4:40pm
11 June, Sun. Bnei Akiva Summer Fair For Pre K+, Games, Art Stalls and end of year Ceremony, JCC L3 9:30am
6 June, Tues. Bi-Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn – JCC L2 – Seven Zero
with Mascha Sachs
1 June, Thurs. Bnei Akiva – 2nd day Shavuot – at JCC L3 4:30pm
1 June,
Second Day Shavout: Annual Tea & Torah at the Oser’s [Detail] 4:30pm
1 June,
Make Your Own Cheesecake – 2nd Day Shavuot [Details] 10:30am
31 May,
First Day Shavout: Text-Study on The book of Ruth – For Men & Women – JCC Garden Room [Details] 10:45 am
30 May,
Shavuot Tikkun Leil:  Featuring guest speakers Rabbi Dr Raphi Zarum and Jacquelin Nicholls, Dessert buffet at 12:30am [Details] 10:00pm – 4:15am
30 May,
Shavuot for Teens: Torah, Games, Desserts and more [Details] From 10:00pm
30 May,
Shavuot Cheese-Fest Dinner [Details] 7:45pm
28 May,
Last Torah Yoga for the season! In conjunction with IRIS, Hong Kong’s largest Health & Wellness Festival. Tickets can be purchased through IRIS (Or, contact Rachel Oser who has a limited number of free tickets) 9:00am
24 May, Weds. Bi-Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn – JCC L2 – Seven Zero
with Rachel Oser
24 May, Weds. #YOLO & Bnei Akiva: Pop-Up Yom Yerushalayim Arts & Crafts – JCC L2 [Details] 4-6:00pm
19 May, Fri. Bnei Akiva Family Shabbaton [Details]  
13 May, Saturday Saturday Night at Shek-O Beach for Adults & Teens [Details] Lv OLS@
5 May, Fri. Young Professionals Shabbat dinner at the JCC [Details] 7:30pm
5 May, Fri. Shuk Machane Yehuda – Yom Ha’atzmaout [Details] 7:30pm
30 April,
1 May
Bnei Akiva Yom Ha’atzmaout Amazing Dance… Rehearsals Sunday 23, 30th – Performance Monday, 1 May [Details]  
16 April, Sunday Pesach Hike for Young Professionals & Students [Details] 8:30am
13-14 April
Thurs. – Fri.
Registration is closed – this event is full! Pesach Bounce Kaytana [Details] 8:00am
12 April, Weds. #YOLO Family Walk up the Peak [Details] 1:30pm
4 April, Tues. #YOLO Passover Escape Room for Teens [Details] 7:00pm
2 April, Sun. #YOLO Passover Arts & Crafts for Kids [Details] 10:30am
ended 20 March #YOLO: Simcha Zumba for Ladies: Adults & Teens [Details] 5-6pm
12 Mar., Sun. Find the Purim Seduah [Details] 8:00am Megillah
10:00am Family
11 March, Sat. Women’s Megillah Reading: Purim Eve: in the JCC King David Room 7:45pm
11 March, Sat. Purim in Never Never Land [Details]  
5 March, Sun. Bnei Akiva Purim Stalls & Fair –  JCC Coffee Shop – Members: HK$20 – Non-OLS Members $50
For more details:
3 March, Fri. #YOLO / Bnei Akiva Chaba-b for grades 9-12 [Details] 9:45pm
28 Feb., Tues. OLS Annual General Meeting in the JCC King David Room 7:30pm
Various #YOLO Winter Movie Club for ages 9-12 @ Mascha & Itzik’s [Details] 7:00pm
24 Feb., Fri. Young Professionals Dinner  [Details] 7:30pm
17 Feb., Fri. # YOLO / Bnei Akiva: What is “Chabab’ ? @Shlichot’s Place – 66 Robinson Road – Grades 9-12 [Details Contact: or] 9:45pm
11 Feb., Sat. Tu B’Shvat for Teens (Grades 8-12) [Details] 8:00pm
10 Feb, Fri. Fun Fruit Filled Tu B’Shvat Dinner [Details] 7:00pm
8 Feb, Weds #YOLO / Bnei Akiva Families Tu B’Shvat Fair [Details] 4:30pm
5 Feb., Sun Family Chinese New Year Lunch [Details] 12 Noon


Dec 24-31 #YOLO Chanukah 2016 [Details]

Traveling Menorah Lighting – Daily 24 – 31 December @ 8pm – want to host? Night 8 at the Osers [Details]

Mon., 26 December: 6:30pm – 10am in the JCC Garden Room : Sleepover for Grades 3-6 [Details]

Tues., 27 December: Hand to Mouth Event for Teens and Adults @7pm [Details]

Weds., 28 December: 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Sleep Under for Grades Pre-K – 2 [Details]

Thurs., 29 December: Teens PAINTBALL Outing – Meeting at the JCC @ 12:30pm  [Details]

Thurs., 29 December, 9am – 12Noon:  Chanukah Party for Under 5s [Details]

Thurs., 29 December, 8pm @ the JCC: 18+ Greek Party! [Details]

Friday, 30 December, Pre-K+ Baking Workshop [Details] SORRY THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED!

Fri., 9 Dec. Young Professionals’ Dinner in the King David Room – Details here! 7:30pm
12 Nov. Hong Kong Havdala Concert at OLS
Featuring Cantor Yaakov Lemmer, Cantor Yaakov Motzen and The Carmel School Choir. Kindly sponsored by the Carsley family.
Nov 10-12 The Shabbat Project – Click for details! various
Nov. 10 Around the Clock Challah Bake for Women & Girls – OLS & Chabad: At Chabad – 7 Macdonnell Road 1/F. HK$100 per person (Children – no charge). Click to sign-up! 9am-9pm
3 Nov., Thurs. FULLY BOOKED!! #YOLO Ages 5+: Parashat Noach Baking fun at Mascha & Itzik’s 4:30pm
Oct. 16-23 Sukkot – all #YOLO Activities – Click here for details  
Oct.2 – Oct. 25 Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur Holiday / Sukkot / and more Schedule and booking forms are online now: Click here for details.  
20 Oct. Thursday CANCELLED due to Typhoon: Kids’ Sleepover in the Sukkah – for Grades 3-6 – Sign-up here. 6:00pm
19 Oct., Weds. Bi-Monthly – Lunch & Learn @ Seven Zero Restuarant, JCC L2 – RSVP essential: click here 1:15pm
9 Oct. Sunday Sukkah Decoration Making. Save the date – at the JCC. 11am – 2pm
25 Sept. Sunday Pre-Rosh Hashanah Family Outing at Inspiration Lake! – Details & Booking here! 11am departure
16 Sept. Friday Shabbat dinner with Francois Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s Asia Pacific: Booking & Details here. 6:07pm Service
7pm Dinner
9 Sept. Friday YP Shabbat dinner – with Jacob Dagmy: Details & Booking form here. 7:30pm
18 August, Thursday Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Dov Lipman. Details and booking here. 12:45pm
17 August, Wednesday Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dov Lipman. Topic “Religion and State in Israel: Between Coercion and Freedom“. Details 8:30pm
6 August, Saturday The sermon this Shabbat will be given by Rabbi Naftali Brawer. Rabbi Brawer is a thought leader, broadcaster, columnist and published author. He holds a PhD from University College London in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He currently serves as Chief Executive of Spiritual Capital Foundation where he helps leaders and organisations articulate and embed values. In September he and his wife Dina, are co-founding a new trans-geographical Jewish community called Mishkan. We welcome the Rabbi and his wife Dina to Hong Kong. Morning Service
6 July, Wednesday Scholar in Residence: Rav David Stav of TZOHAR and the Chief Rabbi of the city of Shoham will speak at the JCC.
Details & booking here
Thursdays Alex Drucker’s Thursday Night Shiur at the Drucker’s. Topic: TBA
Contact Alex to sponsor a future shiur.
27 June – last class, Mondays Ongoing OLTA Classes – Ages 5-11 for children not at a Jewish Day School for details  and a link to sign up 4:30-5:45
24 June, Friday Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner – 24 June 2016, Guest Speaker Rafael Cohen: Details & Booking here   7:45pm
17 June, Friday #YOLO Bnei Akiva Friday Night Family Dinner has been cancelled  
Ended Bne1 Akiva – For grades 1-9  @ OLS Details here 4:30pm
Ended Creating Through the Parasha:
A little extra taste of Torah for children currently enrolled in a Jewish School. K-Grade 3 .
Click Here to learn more
Ended Intermediate Hebrew 2 – 10 Sessions on Tuesday Mornings – with Sharon Ofek-David
Click here to register and for more information
10:30am – 12pm
Ended Basic Hebrew  – 10 Sessions on Tuesday Mornings – with Racheli Goz
Click here to register and for more information
Ended Ivrit b’Ivrit for ages 3-5 (OLS Members only) Playgroup (Arts Crafts – Games – Stories)  to improve Conversational Hebrew. | 4:30-5:30pm
13 June, Monday Bnei Akiva End of Year party: Details here.  
13 June, Monday 2nd Day of Shavuot: Panel consisting of Rachel Friedmann, Goldie Avtzon and Rachel Oser at the JCC – Click for Details 4:30pm
12 June, Sunday Community Dairy Dinner and Talk by Scholar in Residence Prof. Michael Avi Helfand. Details & Booking form (Booking cost goes up after 7th June) 7:30pm
12 June, Sunday Text Study on the Book of Ruth Open to Men & Women – JCC Garden Room – Details 10:45am
11/2 June, Sat-Sun Late Night Shavuot Dessert Party – Shavuot Eve – OLS Courtyard – Click for details 12:30am
11 June, Saturday Shavuot Scholar-in-Residence – Prof. Michael Avi Helfand – Shavuot Night Learning Program
Click for full schedule & Details
11 June, Saturday Shavuot Eve – Teen Dinner at the Druckers – Details & RSVP here. 8:15pm
6 June, Monday Torah Yoga: Robinson Place Gym, Topic: Humility, Cost: HK$100, For more details: 7:40pm
5 June, Sunday Matan, Bat Mitzvah introduction & scrapbooking session!! Details here 11:30am
3-4 June OLS is honoured to welcome French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia on his first official visit to Asia.
Click to for details & to book.
26 May, Thursday Lag B’Omer “Bonfire & Kumsitz” for Women – OLS Courtyard 7:30pm
17 May, Tuesday A Life Under Fire: The “Vicar of Baghdad” Speaks about Peace – Details here 8:30pm
11 May, Wednesday CELEBRATE ISRAEL – Yom Ha’atzmaut. Click for details and to book from 6:30pm
6 May, Friday Join us in welcoming Spring at our May 6th YP dinner. Sign up and Details here 7pm
16 April Kiddush Lunch with Mr Yuli Edelstein Member Knesset.
Details here
Following Services
16 April,
Shabbat HaGadol Drasha “Poor Man’s Bread? Shmura Matza and Paying for Mitzvot”” at OLS 5:15pm
16 April,
Visit of Mr. Yuli Edelstein  Speaker of the Knesset
Mr. Edelstein will address the community at Kiddush lunch
Details here
after services
10 April OLS/MATAN Bat Mitzvah Celebration – at the JCC 4pm
1 April,
CANCELLED: Friday Night with Professor Menachem Ben-Sasson
25 March
Fun Day for Under 5s – a special Musical Shabbat Party. Click for details and to book. 10:30am
24 March, Thursday Community Purim Seuda – Details & Booking here 5pm
24 March, Thursday Purim at NOT at Sea for Teens due to weather – Location change . Click for details and to book. 11am departure
23-24 March, Weds, Thurs Women’s Megillah Reading Purim 5776 Thurs 4:30pm
23 March, Wednesday Megillah & Community Dinner (Purim Eve): Details here,  PLEASE NOTE THAT DINNER IS FULLY BOOKED! 6:50pm / 8pm
20 March, Sunday #YOLO Purim Carnival, click for details and booking  1-3pm
18-19 March
Visit of Cantor Yaakov Motzen + Kiddush luncheon. Details here various
11 March, Friday Young Professionals’ Shabbat Dinner – Guest Speaker Blair Sugarman – UK/China Specialist featured on Jiangsu TV – Click for details & booking! 7pm
13, 20, 27 January & 3, 16 February The Key to Jewish Character: How to be a Mentsch with Rabbi Asher Oser – In the Synagogue: RSVP: OLS@OhelLeah.orgDetails & booking form here. Weds. 8:30pm
1 Tuesday
11 Feb #YOLO – CNY FunDay – Grades 1-4. Click for details and booking form. Thurs., 2:30-4:30pm
29-30 Jan Visit of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis: Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Click for Details and Booking form. Various
28 January Meeting  for the Megillah Reading for Women: Details here Thurs., 9pm
24 January Bnei Akiva: Masterchef Activity Challenge – Grades 1-10:
Click for details & to book by the 19th
Sun., 2:30pm
22 January #YOLO – Tu B’shvat Services & Dinner at the Druckers – Grades 8-12:
Click for details & to book by the 17th!
Fri., 5:46pm
15 January Young Professional Shabbat Dinner with special guest Noah Silverman:
Click to learn more and to sign-up
Fri., 7pm


30 Dec #YOLO Winter SleepUnder – Ages 6-10. Bring Bikes, skateboards etc. Dinner & a Movie + much much more. Click for Details & Booking BOOK by 24th December! Weds. 4-8pm
28 Dec #YOLO Teddy Bear’s Picnic for under 5s, Arts & Crafts, Music, Games and more., Click for details & booking Mon. 10:30am-1pm
27 Oct. – 22 Dec. Hebrew for Beginners  @ OLS – 10 Sessions – Click for exact dates and details Tues. 7-9pm
15 Dec. Women’s Torah Yoga – JCC L3 Multi-function room Tues., 8-9:30pm
12 Dec. Chanukah Party Open House at the Osers – including a small talk – “Arthur Conan Doyle, Montreal and the Mahral: A Hanukah Murder Mystery?” RSVP: Sat., 8:30pm
12 Dec. #YOLO ESCAPE ROOM – Chanukah Challenge for Teens – 2015
RSVP by 7 December – Details here
Sat. 6:50pm
12 Dec. # YOLO Breakfast & Youth Service – Calling all teens – Grades 6-12. Click for more information Sat. 10am
8 December OLS Chanukah PUB QUIZ – 2015 – Click for details & to sign-upRSVP by 3 December Tues.,7:45
7 December Join #YOLO & B’Nei Akiva at a Chanukah Party for Ages 3-10 – RSVP by 3 December – Details Mon., 4:30-6pm
22 Nov Young Professionals Event: Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival Screening: Silicon Wadi. Click for details and to sign-up. Sun. 3:30pm
20 Nov Join the Young Professionals for a ‘Thanksgiving’ Shabbat dinner in the King David room – submit your favorite holiday recipe before November 10th. Plus: Guest Speaker Philippe Metoudi, for a delicious dinner & conversation! Click here for details & to book online.  
14 Nov 2 Guest Speakers – Shabbat  – Rabbi Prof. Hershkowitz – Ori Gruder Det Sat., Various
3 Nov OLS Lecture & Dinner with Dr. Yael Ziegler: Details & sign up form Tues. 7:30pm
13 Oct Rosh Chodesh  
24 Oct Singing Havdalah Service with Cantor Motzen Sundown
24 Oct Shabbat Class with Rabbi Asher Oser. “The Spoils of War: How a Fight Gave Shabbat its Romance 4:45pm
23 Oct Join the Young Professionals for Shabbat dinner in the King David room for a delicious dinner & conversation! Click here for details & to book online. Fri – 7pm
23-24 Oct Cantorial Shabbat Weekend with Cantor Yaakov Motzen.
Parashat Lech Lecha – Shabbos Project – Click for more.
Shabbat Fri-Sat
22 Oct Countdown to Shabbat (The Shabbat Project) Workshops in the JCC Garden Room – Details Thurs. 7:30pm
12 Oct Israel’s Hottest Technologies and Who’s Investing
A talk with Jonathan Medved, CEO OurCrowd at the JCC. Details, RSVP or 2801-5440
Mon. 8pm
11 Oct Deadline to register for OLS Hebrew for Beginners click here for details Sunday
27 Sept – 6 October For complete schedule of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah – Click here

All Festival Meals signup form: Click here 3 Oct#YOLO in the Succah Grades 6-12 Movies and more click for detailsSat., 8pm2 Oct#YOLO Party in the Succah for under 7/yr olds! DetailsFriday 7pm1 Oct#YOLO Sleepover in the Succah for grades 3-6: Details here – fully booked/ all spaces reservedThurs. 7pm29 SeptBnei Akiva Activity Grades 7+: Second day of Sukkot – in the SukkahTuesday 5pm28 SeptBnei Akiva Activity Ages 5-7: First day of Sukkot – in the SukkahMonday 5pm23 SeptemberYom Kippur Lunch for Children – Details and reservations here. RSVP by 11th SeptemberWednesday, 12 Noon13 September- 23 SeptemberHigh Holidays 2015 / 5776
Click here for more informationSunday- Sunset thru
Wednesday Sunset

Sephardic High Holidays Service

We are now planning for the upcoming Sephardic High Holidays service and are trying to get an idea of the numbers of attendees. If you plan on attending the minyan or would like to be involved please contact the the office you will be put in touch with the members of our High Holidays Sephardi Minyan Committee.

 20 SeptMake decorations for the OLS Succah – Details here!Sun. 11-215 SeptWomen’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering: 2nd day Rosh Hashanah- Home of the OsersTuesday, after Kiddush14 SeptTashlich Treasure Hunt – For all Ages with #YOLOLv JCC 3pm13 SeptDeadline to submit your design for the OLS SuccahSunday11 SeptDeadline to reserve a child’s lunch for Yom Kippur 3 Sept.Pre- Rosh Hashanah Family Outing! – Visit to Bee Farm + Picnic and Fun Activities
Click here for more information and to book online – RSVP by August 24OLS@OhelLeah.orgThurs., 9am-2pm2 Sept.All of Jewish Philosophy IN ONE HOUR with David SolomonWeds., 8pm29 August#YOLO the New Year: Maddy & Alex invite all those in grades 8-12 to join us this Shabbat Afternoon – to meet the new Bnei Akiva girls, catch up, hang out and EAT CAKE! Contact Maddy.Saturday, 5pm28 AugustJoin the Young Professionals for Shabbat dinner in the King David room for a delicious and colourful Greek menu! Click here for details & to book online.Friday, 7:30pm23 AugustOLS/ MATAN Bat Mitzvah program – at the Oser’s homeSunday, 4-6pm15 AugustWomen’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering – Elul – following the Kiddush lunch – at Rachel Oser’sSat. 1:15Feb – JuneBnei Akiva for Grades 1-9 at the JCC: Click here for dates & detailsVaious My Weekly Portion of Fun – For Boys & Girls of Ages 5-8Weds., 4:30-5:30pm22 October – 24 June 2015Melton Year II: Two 30 Lesson Courses “Dramas of Jewish Living Throughout the Ages” – “Ethics of Jewish Living”.  Click here for more info.Weds., 8-10pmJune 27Scholar in Residence: Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah. Click to learn more!Saturday, 6:10pmJune 16Scholar in Residence: Gila Fine. Click to learn more!Tuesday, 8pm- June 15Semester 3 Ages  5-11/yrs not attending a Jewish Day School OLTA Classes for Jewish Studies & Hebrew4:30-6pmJune 14MATAN Bat Mitzvah Program: Scrapbooking, ice cream and socializing with other Mothers & daughters at the JCC. Click for Details!Sunday, 9-11amNov 19-June 11Keep Calm and Take a TIME OUT!’  Monthly Rosh Chodesh Events for Women at the JCC Topic: Compassion – Click  to read more!Thursdays, 8:15pmJune 5-7#YOLO Bumper Weekend – End of Year Celebrations – Mark your calendars!
1.Friday night dinner & activities for families in the community hosted by #YOLO & Bnei Akiva. 
Click here for details & to sign up!
2.CANCELED: #YOLO Bubble Football for Grades 2-5. Click for more information and to sign-up – Book early space is limited!Friday
Sunday cancelled
June 5Young Professionals Dinner – Guest Speaker Dr. John Simon is back to fascinate us with discussions of his field of Infectious Diseases- click for details and to book.Friday, 7:30pmMay 25Bnei Akiva – Grades 1-9 at the JCC – 2nd Day of Shavuot Monday, 4:30pmMay 25Annual Women’s Tea & Torah – 2nd Day of Shavuot – Monday, May 25, at the JCC “PASSING IT ON: A Mother’s Role in Keeping the Tradition Alive” A Panel Discussion Featuring Rachel Friedmann, Goldie Avtzon, and Rachel Oser. Followed by Q&A. Click to view the flyer.Monday, 4:30pmMay 24Text-Study on the Book of Ruth (during services) – 1st Day of Shavuot
at the JCC L3, Garden Room – Open to Men & WomenSunday, 10:45am May 24#YOLO Special Yummy Children’s Services – Ages 5+ – 1st day of ShavuotSunday, 10:30amMay 23-24#YOLO Shavuot for Teens – Grades 6-12 – Dinner at the Druckers  Click here for detailsSaturday night – Sunday morning – 7:30pm – 2:30amMay 23-24Shavuot – Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey R. Woolf – Details hereSaturday night – Sunday morning-11pm-4:30amMarch 3 – May 19New Melton Course: “The Holocaust As Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs” with Simon Goldberg at the JCC. Click here for more infomation and to sign up.Wednesdays, 8-10pmMay 10Lag B’Omer – Beach BBQ & OLS Intramural Football for ALL – at Shek O – RSVP by May 5th + DetailsSunday, leaving: JCC-12:45pm – ELSA- 1:10pmMay 2Kiddush at OLS in honor of “Acharei Mot/Kedoshim” IDF war veterans from HFH Foundation in Hong Kong from April 28-May 4th.
More information: Doron Nagar at or Jason Webber at jasonwebberhk1@gmail.comSaturday, KiddushMay 1#YOLO Sing-a-long Shabbat – for children 5 & under – Click here for more details.Friday, 10:30amApril 27Dancing Through Life – A Special Presentation for Women with Cheryl Mandel. Click here for details.Sunday, 4pmApril 26B’nei Akiva Celebrates Israels’ Birthday with a Paintball & Army Night for Grades 4-10 – Click here for more information & to sign-upSaturday, 7:30pmApril 24-25Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman. Friday night Dinner – Australian Carvery. Click here for details and to book.Shabbat – VariousApril 22Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration of Israel’s 67th Anniversary: Services, Ceremony, Dinner – Guest Speaker Mrs. Cheryl Mandel.  Details here! Wednesday, 6:30pmApril 19Matan – Bat Mitzvah Celebration at the JCCSunday, 4pmApril 17Young Professionals Dinner in the King David Room – click to learn moreFriday, 7pmApril 11Mimouna – Sweet filled Celebration @ OLS Saturday, 8:30pm – late!April 9-107th & 8th nights: Communal Passover Meals Click here to learn more and to book. Thursday & Friday, 7pmApril 3-11Passover – Click here for Events – Chametz sale – Meal booking forms on our Passover 2015/5775 page8 daysApril 6#YOLO Family Day trip – Dolphin Watch! Booking essential by 2nd April! Click here to learn more and to bookMonday, leave at 9amApril 2#YOLO – Chametz Hunt for Grades 2-5 – Click to book & learn more.Thursday 5-6pmMarch 29 & April 1stCommunal Kashering at the JCC car ParkSun. & Weds., 12 Noon – 2pmMarch 31Surviving the Seder – All You Need to Know – with Rabbi Oser – in the SynagogueTuesday, 8-10pmMarch 30#YOLO Pesach Crafts for Under 7yr olds – Click to learn moreMonday, 3-4pmMarch 29Rabbi Oser will deliver a Shabbat HaGadol drasha at 5:20pm. The topic is “Start the Seder Right: No Early Kiddush on this Late Night”Saturday, 5:20pmMarch 26Preparing for Pesach – Seminar for Domestic Helpers at JCC L3 Multi-Function Room  RSVP: Thursday, 11:30amMarch 21Keep Calm and Take a TIME OUT!’  Shabbat Rosh Chodesh for Women at the Osers – after the Kiddush lunch – Click  to read more!Saturday, 1:45pmMarch 20Young Professionals Dinner – Catch up with Friends Old & New! Details & signup – here. Friday, 7pmMarch 15Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Alex Israel – Shabbat, March 14 – Details hereVariousMarch 5 Purim with #YOLO – Party for teens – bus pickup at ELSA – click here for details and to sign-upThursday, 11amMarch 4 #YOLO Purim Festivities for all – with a FANCY DRESS PARADE: Click here for details and to sign up!Wednesday, 5:45pmMarch 4 Purim Night Festivities & Meggillah Reading – Click here for details and to sign up!Wednesday – 6:30 & 8pmMarch 1 WILD Purim Carnival – click here for & to sign-up!SundayVariousFood For Thought – Parent and Child learning for all ages: Click for moreSundays, 4:45-5:30pmFeb 20Sing-A-Long Shabbat – For Under 5s & Parents @the Druckers Click for details.Friday, 10:30amFeb 18CNY Holiday programs- cooking and Chinese art sessions – Grades 2-6- Sign-up & Details here!Wednesday, 10am-3pmFeb 14Youth Service Breakfast for Grades 6-12Saturday, 10amFeb 11The City of David: The Most Important Square Kilometer in Ancient Israel – Evening Presentation by Rabbi Yehuda Maly, Co-Founder of City of David Foundation & Doron Spielman, Vice President of City of David Foundation Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty Special price HK$100 for members of OLS Register online:, 6-7:30pmFeb 6Bat Mitzvah Girls’ Dinner at the Druckers – Pre-booking essential – Contact MaddyFriday, 5:30pmFeb 4Tu B’Shvat Celebration – for PreK – Grade 2. Click to learn more. Let us know you are coming – contact Aviv or Sapir.Weds, 4:30-5:15pmFeb 1Tu B’Shvat Games night – Grades 3-5. Click to learn more – Let Maddy know that you are coming!Saturday, 4:30-6Jan 23-25Bnei Akiva Shabbaton – Details & online registration/reservations – more info & reservations: or Jan 28OLS Annual General Meeting – JCC Garden RoomWednesday, 7:15pmJan 30Young Professionals’ Shabbat Dinner In the Garden Room. Guest Speaker: David Feith, an editorial page writer for the WSJ Asia. RSVP:  – or click here to signup and/or pay online.Friday, 7pmJan 30Friday night Fruity Banquet at the Druckers. Grades 7-10. Click to learn more.Friday 7pm



Dec 20 #YOLO Lounge for Grades 6-12 – Make your own Sufganiyot (Donuts) – Click to learn more or email: Saturday, 7:00pm
Dec 16 Chanukah Celebration for the Whole Family – Communal Candle Lighting – Cocktails – Canapés Dinner & a show for the kids – Sign up by Dec.8th! Click to sign up online or by email and learn more! Tuesday 6:30pm
Dec 15 Pre-Chanukah Crafts for under 7s – L3 Meeting Room – This Chanukah OLS will build its own Chanukiah to light each night – Click to learn more! Monday 3-4:30pm
Dec 14 Special Chanukah Outing for Grades 5+ at RYZE Ultimate trampoline Park  Click to sign up online and learn more or contact Sunday 4:30pm
Dec 13 Youth Service for Grades 6-12 – Click to learn more or contact Saturday 10am
Dec 12 Young Professionals Dinner with Frederick Lawrence, President of Brandeis University. Click to learn more and to signup Friday 7pm
Dec 6 Scholar in Residence – Yitzhak Sokoloff is a leader of the Ethical Combat Project initiated by the IDF to prepare Israeli soldiers to act ethically in difficult combat conditions. He is also the founder and president of Keshet: The Center for Educational Tourism in Jerusalem.  Class with Yitzhak Sokoloff – His topic is The Challenge of Being a Moral Army in an Immoral World. Saturday, 4:40pm
Nov 29 Kids Game Night – Grades 6-8:  Click to learn more Saturday, 7pm
Nov 29 Bnei Akiva for Grades 1-9 at OLS Saturday, 4pm
Nov 15 Bnei Akiva for Grades 1-9 at OLS Saturday, 4pm
Nov 15 Teen Breakfast & Youth Mussaf Service. Click for more details Saturday 10am
Nov 14-15 Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld, & Musical Seuda Shelishit – Click for details!  
Nov 11 Young Professionals Cooking Course in the Garden Room – Click to learn more and to sign up. Tuesday, 7:30pm
Nov 7 Movie & Pizza making for grades 9-12 – at the Druckers. RSVP: Saturday, 7:45pm
November 1 Benei Akiva for Grades 1-9 at OLS Saturday, 4pm
October 31-November 2, 2014 Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will visit Hong Kong – Click here for details and to sign up for the dinner.  
Oct 23rd-25th


Mega Challah Bake – For Women & Children

Thurs, October 23 – 7:30 pm in the JCC

Midlevels Shabbat Dinner

Fri, Oct 24 at 6:45 pm in the JCC
Havdallah Concert

Motsei Shabbat, October 25, 7:30 pm in the JCC

 For more info/RSVP: – or Click here

19 October Ins and Outs of the Shabbat Kitchen PLUS Kid’s Craft Activity for ages 3-10:  
Oct 15 – 22 Click here to view the YOLO (Young Ohel Leah Online) Activities – lots to do!!  
Sept. 24 –  Oct. 18 Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret 2014/5775 – Services Schedule – Dinners – Booking forms – click here  
8 – 16 October

Festive Meals in OLS Sukkah
Click here for Online & PDF information and Booking Forms

1st Night Sukkot – Wed, Oct 8 – 6:40pm
2nd Night Sukkot – Thurs, Oct 9 – 6:40pm
Shabbat Dinner – Fri, Oct 10 – 6:30pm
Shemini Atzeret Eve – Wed, Oct 15 – 6:15pm
Simchat Torah – Thurs. Oct 16 – Evening Service & Hakafot – 6:15 followed by dinner in the Garden Room

14 Oct Teens’ Night in the Sukkah Tuesday, 7pm
13 Oct Sukkah-riah – Join Young Ohel Leah and use your imagination with plenty of candy to build the sweetest Succot. Monday 2pm
11 October Family Movie & Sleepover in the Sukkah. Grades 3-6 Saturday, 7pm
10 October Sukkah Crawl: Ages 3-12. Second day of Sukkot Friday, 3pm
5 October Decoration of Sukkah – JCC Garden Sunday, 11am-2pm
16 September Getting Ready for the High Holidays with Rabbi Asher Oser- RSVP: Wednesday, 8pm
14 September Rosh Hashanah Pottery Making – For the Whole Family, Sunday, September 14 – 3:00 pm, Meet at Sunflower Pottery at 2/F, 171 Hennessy Rd, Wanchai. For more info: or RSVP: OLS@OhelLeah.orgHK$180 per person Sunday, 2:30pm
6 September Meet the Druckers – for the Youth check with the office for details: Saturday, 5pm
29 August Young Professionals Dinner 29 August – click for information and to sign up! Friday, 7pm
15-17 August Scholar in Residence: Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis – Click here for Details. Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Various
2013-14 The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School – Year I Melton Wednesday 8-10pm
2013-14 In Depth Halacha Class – JCC Library Thursdays 8:30pm
2013-14 An OLS – Florence Melton course: Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Thursdays, 8:00pm
2013-14 Swim & Story Time – Ages 3-7. At the JCC L2 Coffee Corner
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm.
2013-14 My Weekly Portion of Fun – For Boys & Girls of Ages 5-8. At the JCC L3 meeting room.
Wednesdays,  4:30-5:15 pm.
2013-14 Bar Mitzvah Boot Camp at the JCC King David Room. Details: Sundays, 10am-12Noon.
26 June “Back to Basics” – Everything You Need to Know About Judaism – in the Synagogue 
Click for more and to sign up.
Thursdays, 9:30-11am
21 June Farewell Kiddush luncheon for Rabbi Ariel and Ayelet Zamir Saturday after services
20-21 June Teen Shabbaton! Click for details – and sign up by June 16th. Friday & Saturday various
June 20 Young Professionals Dinner – Click for details and to sign up! Friday, 7:45pm
Ends: 18 June OLS/Matan Bat Mitzvah Program at the Osers. Details: Sundays, 9am-11am
15 June Mother’s & Daughters of Year 5 & Year 6 at the JCC. Introduction to Matan/OLS Bat Mitzvah program.
Details click here!
Sunday, 9:30-1130am
14-15 June Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Yair Silverman – Click for event details Various
12 June Young Professionals Event at  Hullet House in TST – Click for details & to sign up! Thursday, 8:00pm
7 June Bnei Akiva Saturday, 5:30pm
5 June Shavuot Tea & Torah for Ladies: Modest but Ambitious? The Sinai Story. Location & Details: Thursday, 4:30pm
3-4 June Shavuot Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Dr. David Flatto – Click for a full list of events Tuesday, Wednesday
3 June Intreguing Shavuot Night for Youth: 2 separate programs  – Grade School Kids & Teens – times to your right…… Tuesday, 10:30-11:30pm – Grade School Kids – Teens: 11:45pm – all night
30 May Young Professionals’ Dinner Scandanavian Theme at the JCC.
RSVP: or Cost coming soon sign up online here
Friday, 7:30pm
27 May Yom Yerushalaim – Jerusalem Sing Along Evening – Click to read more Tuesday, from 6:45
24 May Saturday night Hebrew Shiur – Presenter: Dr. Ayelet Zamir / Topic: Jerusalem – Details: Saturday, 9:00pm
18 May Lag B’Omer Hike & BBQ at Skek O for the Whole Family – Click here for details and to signup! Sunday, 12:45pm
17 May Lag B’Omer Bonfire and Kumzitz for Teens Grades 8-12 – at Ohel Leah Courtyard – Click here for details & to sign-up online Saturday, 9:00pm
5 May Yom Haatzmaut – Party & Ceremony – With Sagi Karni – Click here or more information and to signup! Monday, 6:45pm
5-25 April

Chametz Hunt for Grades 1-3 & 4-5
Shabbat, Apr 5 in OLS
Pre-Pesach Fun for Ages 3-6
Sun, Apr 6, 10am-12:30pm at JCC – HKD50
Teens’ Move Night
Wed, April 16, 7:45 pm at the Zamirs
Special Kids Keff
Shabbat, April 19 during Kiddush luncheon
Ice Age – Ice-Skating for Ages 6-11
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00-5:00 pm
Kiddies Fun
Fri, Apr 25, 11:00 am at Fun Zone, Kennedy Town

22 April Authentic Jewish Moroccan celebration with OLS Tuesday night, April 22 in the Waterside restaurant, L2 JCC.  OPEN FOR ALL! Ages 0-99 – Click to learn more: 9:00pm – last guest
13-22 April Click for Schedule of Passover Services Various
14-21 April Click to sign up – Communal Sedars – Inspiring and Sumptuous Seders at the JCC
Communal Pesach Meals
1st Seder – Mon, April 14
2nd Seder – Tues, April 15
Shabbat Dinner – Fri, April 18
7th Night Pesach Dinner – Sun, April 20

8th Night Pesach Dinner – Mon, April 21Various18 AprilFamily Hike & BBQ
Fri, April 18, 10:00-3:00 pm at Monkey MountainFriday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pmPre and PostApril 13Preparing for Pesach & Pesach Activities list
“Surviving the Seder – All You Need to Know” with Rabbi Oser –Tues, April 8, 8:00-10:00 pm in OLS
Sale of Chametz
Please return your chametz sale form to OLS office by April 11. 
Communal Kashering
Wed, April 9,  12:00-2:00 pm at JCC Car Park
Sun, April 13, 12:00-2:00 pm at JCC Car Park
Searching for the Chametz  –  Sunday evening, April 13
Burning of Chametz
Mon, April 14 – 10:00-11:00am at the back of OLS
Latest time to eat chametz:      9:48 am
Latest time to burn chametz:  11:05 am 11-13 AprilRabbi James Kennard – Scholar in Residence – click for details 5 AprilThe Mechanics of Prayer, with Rachel Oser. Click here for detailsSaturday, 10:45am31 MarchWomen’s  Rosh Chodech: In preparation for Passover… A French Macaroon Demo Class by Judith Simon in the JCC Garden Room – Combined with a short study on “The Role of Food in Judaism”: Click here to sign-up online.Monday, 7:30pm22 MarchLecture wih Professor David Hahn, Administrator General and Official Receiver of the State of Israel
“Areivim Zeh LaZeh – Mutual Responsibility: Gifts and Bequests to the State of Israel” at OLSSaturday, 5:30pm22 MarchAn Exploratory Session on Jewish Meditationwith Debbie Kalmanowitz and Amy Tadelis.
Click here for detailsSaturday, 10:45am16 MarchPurim: An Unforgettable Brazilian Carnival for the Whole Family! Featuring a live capoeira performance. HKD50 per person.
Click here to sign-up online.
Sunday, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm15 MarchKids’ Mishteh Program – After the Megilah in the JCCSaturday, 8:30pm15 MarchOLS & JCCEC presents: Afafat in Therapy: Hong Kong Season – in the JCC Garden Room, Click here for details and to sign-up online.Saturday, 8:30pm14 MarchYoung Professionals’ Dinner with Comedian Jeremie Bracka, Click here for details and to sign-up or RSVPYoungProfs@OhelLeah.orgFriday, 7:45pm5 MarchTalk by Rabbi Zamir Cohen “Judaism & Astrology” at OLS. Details to followWednesday, 8:30pm2 MarchRosh Chodesh Adar Party! Ages 5-9 in the Garden Room – Click for more informationSunday, 1:30-2:30pm15 FebruaryBnei Akiva: Grades 1-8 at the JCC: Details click here or  contact RabbiAriel@OhelLeah.orgAyelet@OhelLeah.orgSaturday, 4:45pm6 FebruaryKidz on Wheels: Bring your wheels and roll with us in the OLS courtyard. Please bring your safety gear!Thursday, 10:30am-Noon30 JanuaryWomen’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering for location information: OLS@OlhelLeah.orgThursday, 8:1525 JanuaryBnei Akiva: Grades 1-8 at the JCC: Details click here or  contact RabbiAriel@OhelLeah.orgAyelet@OhelLeah.orgSaturday, 4:30pm25 JanuaryTeen’s Fruit Cooking Workshop.  Click here for details.Saturday, 7:45pm20 JanuaryOLS Annual General Meeting – in the JCC Garden RoomMonday 7:30pm19 JanuaryOLS Tweens Go Bowling! Click here for details.Sunday, 2pm11 JanuaryBnei Akiva: Grades 1-8 at the JCC: Details click here or  contact Ayelet@OhelLeah.orgSaturday, 4:30pm10 January / 11 JanuaryVisit of Professor Michael A. Helfand: click for more informationFriday, 6:45pm
Saturday 8pm2 JanuaryWomen’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering Luncheon at the JCC King David RoomThursday, 12-2pm