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Bangkok- Beth Elisheva, Even Chen, Ohr Menachem Chabad House

Bangkok- Beth Elisheva, Even Chen, Ohr Menachem Chabad House

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BETH ELISHEVA

EVEN CHEN SYNAGOGUE

OHR MENACHEM

CHABAD HOUSE

MIKVA ROCHEL

KOSHER

ABOUT BANGKOK

Three sizeable synagogues are in operation across the city, catering to the daily spiritual needs of local and visiting Jews alike. Prayer services take place regularly at the various locations; Beth Elisheva in the Sukhumvit Road area, Even Chen in the Silom Road area, and the Chabad House in the Khao San Road area. The kosher restaurant located on the backpacker center of Khao San Road offers a broad range of delectable fares; and kosher foodstuffs produced locally and imported from Israel and the United States are also available.

BETH ELISHEVA SYNAGOGUE, MIKVEH & JEWISH CENTER
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Located in the financial, shopping and entertainment hub of Bangkok, Beth Elisheva is the city's oldest existent synagogue. Overseen by the Jewish Association of Thailand, it functions as the spiritual and social nucleus of Bangkok's Jewish community of businessmen, financial advisors and expatriate entrepreneurs making the Thai capital their home.

High holidays draw hundreds of worshipers. In addition, weekly Shabbat dinners at the residence of Rabbi Yosef Kantor have become popular venues for city residents to meet up in a friendly and welcoming environment. Holidaymakers and Jewish professionals on business in the city also often drop by.

Yosef and Nechama Kantor cordially welcome Jewish visitors to their home for Shabbat dinners, while lunches are served in the synagogue's social hall.

Shabbat dinners are preceded by a prayer service in the adjacent synagogue and follow the traditional candle lighting ceremony. Please be advised that an RSVP requirement generally applies for most Shabbat dinners.

Home of the Jewish Association of Thailand

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  121 Soi Sai Nam Thip 2, Sukhumvit Soi 22 | Tel: 662 050 7774 Fax: 663 0245 | Map
Please note: Beth Elisheva is under construction. All services and meals are in a temporary location, the La Maison Condo building across the street (77 Soi Sai Nam Thip 2, Suklhumvit Soi 22). The entrance is from the steps on the side of the building, towards the front.
 

Please click here for directions to Beth Elisheva and Google Maps.

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Daily Shachrit • 7:00 AM followed by breakfast
Sunday Morning Shachrit •
8:30 AM followed by breakfast
Friday evenings at sundown (click for times) • Shabbat mornings at 10:00 AM
Shabbat dinner and lunch at Synagogue by advance
email or phone reservation.
In your email, please mention Beth Elisheva, the number of reservations and the exact date(s).

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  Hotels within easy walking distance of Beth Elisheva
 
Name   Walking Distance Comments
Serenita Residence   2 minutes Offers late check out after Shabbat
The Davis Hotel   5 minutes  
The Bally Studio Suites   5 minutes  
President Park Serviced Apartments Map 5 minutes  
House by the Pond Map 5 minutes 2 locations and they offer physical keys
Grand Mercure Park Avenue Bangkok   5 minutes  
Windsor Suites   10-20 minutes  
Rembrandt Hotel   10-20 minutes  
Sheraton Grande Hotel   10-20 minutes  
Holiday Inn   12 minutes 2 minutes from Skytrain
An internet search of Hotels in "Sukhumvit area" will turn up more results.
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  Emporium Shopping Complex and its adjacent recreational park, which provides a welcome patch of greenery in Bangkok's asphalt jungle.
Skytrain Elevated Metro - speedy transportation to strategic business, shopping, and entertainment locations.
EVEN CHEN SYNAGOGUE
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Chao Phya Office Tower 4th Floor (Attached to the Shangri-La Hotel) Soi Charoenkrung 42\1 New Rd (Silom Rd. area), Bangkok, Thailand | Rabbi Davidi Hadad | Tel: 6681 917 3754 | Map

* Closed during Passover.

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Daily Minyan: 8:00 AM (Seasonal) • Friday Eves at sundown (click for times) • Shabbat morning at 9:00 AM
Shabbat meals at Synagogue by advance
email or phone reservation.
In your email, please mention Even Chen, the number of reservations and the exact date(s).

For details concerning the Shabbatot directly preceding and following the Chagim (Holidays) please contact us in advance as schedules sometimes vary.

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Name   Walking Distance Comments
Bossotel Inn Map 5 minutes Special Room Rates - approx $40 per day
Shangri-La Hotel   5 minutes Directly attached to the Even Chen Synagogue.
Centerpoint Serviced Apts Map 5 minutes  
Holiday Inn Map 10-15 minutes Overlooking the Chao Phaya River
Oriental Hotel   10-15 minutes  
An internet search of Hotels in "Silom Rd. area" will turn up more results.
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  Piers offering frequent sightseeing cruises on the Chao Phraya River
Saphan Taksin terminal of the
Skytrain Elevated Metro.

OHR MENACHEM CHABAD HOUSE
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Rabbi Nechemia Wilhelm | Email

Chabad of Thailand opened its first center on Khao San Rd. in 1994. Six years later, in September 2001, Chabad House relocated to its current location on 96 Ram Buttri Rd. (just behind Khao San). The five-story Ohr Menachem building houses an 800 people-capacity community hall, a 150 people-capacity synagogue, as well as a kosher restaurant.

Bangkok's Khao San Road, a miscellaneous cavalcade of Eastern and Western trends and fads, is a world-famous backpacker haunt. Originally a simple soi with low-priced guesthouses, cheap restaurants and curbside vendors' stalls, Khao San Rd. has spilled out into several neighboring streets, so the today it encompasses an ever-growing, largely self-contained neighborhood. The area has become decidedly upmarket in the process with several upscale hotels and eateries attracting a more discerning clientele beyond regular backpackers traveling on a shoestring.

Khao San Rd. is especially popular with young Israeli travelers, most of whom are just past their exacting army services and embarking on what many of them consider to be a must-do rite of passage: strenuous months-long tours around Southeast Asia and India. Tens of thousands of young Israelis pass through Thailand -- and Khao San Rd. -- each year on their way to and from travel destinations across the region.

Rabbi Nechemia Wilhelm, who has been supervising the center's operations for a decade, has become something of a legend with young Israeli travelers: backpackers often arrive in Thailand with his name and address ready in hand to seek the comforts of Chabad House's island of homey familiarity in a foreign ocean of oriental exotica.

Any day of the week hundreds of Israeli backpackers, in between their upcountry travels, visit Khao San's Chabad House to meet up with friends, exchange travel tips, take authentic Israeli meals, do their email, and call back home. Whereas many of them are on spiritual quests to immerse themselves in the mysteries of oriental philosophies and religious practices, they generally prove themselves more than receptive to Judaism. Ironically, many young Israelis, leading nonobservant lives at home, discover the depths of their ancestral faith in Bangkok.

Above all, Chabad on Khao San Rd. strives to repay the trust young Israeli travelers repose in us. The vagaries of lengthy travel off the beaten tourist path sometimes leave wayfarers in need of financial and other help. Chabad House operates a message board and phone service for young Jewish backpackers to notify friends and loved ones of their doings as well as to transfer or receive funds. Free internet service is available at the premises, and if need be Rabbi Wilhelm and his helpers will come to the aid of any Jewish tourist in need (as happened after the tragic tsunami on 26 December 2004, when Chabad of Thailand was among the very first aid agencies to offer assistance and relief to victims.)

Shabbat dinners are very popular with Israeli backpackers staying on Khao San Rd., with 150 and 200 of them turning up for candle lighting every week.

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96 Ram Buttri Rd. Banglampoo, Bangkok Thailand 10200
Tel: 662 629-2770 | Fax: 662 629-1153

Please click for the Ohr Menachem Chabad House on Google Maps

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Shabbat
Friday Eve | Services at Sunset followed by Shabbat meal | Click for times
9:30 AM - Chasidus & Parsha Class | 10:00 AM - Shacharis
2:15 PM - Mincha | Maariv & Havdala at Shabbat's end

Weekday
9:30 Shacharis | Mincha and Maariv at sunset

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Name   Comments
ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai Hotel   Across the street from the Chabad House 
Navalai River Resort   7-8 minutes from the CH, nice boutique hotel
Riva Surya   nicest hotel in the area (4 stars) 8 min walk
Chilax Resort   new and very nice, about an 8 minute walk from CH
Nouvo City Hotel   new and very nice, about an 8 minute walk from CH
Sleep Within Guesthouse   on the same street as the Chabad House
Rambuttri House Guesthouse   on the same street as the Chabad House
Buddy Lodge    
Royal Hotel    
Stare Dome Map  
Four Sons    
Rambuttri House    
An internent search for “Accomodations on Kaosarn Rd” will turn up many results.


KOSHER
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Kosher Restaurant Disclaimer

For a city with such a small permanent Jewish community we are blessed with a very fine kosher restaurant. The kosher restaurant located at the Chabad House is the only Kosher restaurant in Bangkok.

Managed by Yossi Goldberg, this restaurant boasts a menu containing the full range of kosher food – vegetarian, fish, chicken and meat. It is from this restaurant that all kosher food in Bangkok is catered. For a small additional fee, the restaurant will deliver food to your hotel.

Keeping with Chabad of Thailand's policy of providing kosher food in Thailand at the same price as equivalent non-kosher food, meals at the restaraunt are inexpensive. This enables travelers of all budgets to eat kosher food and avail themselves of the Chabad House's catering services. To participate in the defrayal of these costs,
donate here.

Please refer to www.KosherThailand.com for more details regarding menus and kosher food and bakery items available.

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96 Ram Buttri Rd., Kaosarn Rd., Banglampoo. 10200 | Map
662 629 2754/5 |
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General Manager Yossi Goldberg: (66) 81 753 5071
Thai Manager: 084 728-8494 K. Pew
| Fax: 629 2317

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Restaurant Hours: Sun-Thurs - 10:00 - 23:00 | Fri - 10:00 - 15:00 | Sat - 20:00 - 23:00

Kosher Shop | Stocked with a range of Kosher packaged goods
Hours: Sun-Thurs - 10:00 - 22:00 | Fri - 8:00 - 17:00 | Sat - CLOSED

Kosher Bakery | Produces fresh breads and pastries daily
Hours | Sun-Thurs - 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Fri - 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please refer to www.KosherThailand.com for the restaurant's menu as well as a complete list of all kosher food and bakery items available.

Kosher Supervision under Chief Rabbi or Thailand Rabb Yosef C. Kantor

MIKVAH ROCHEL
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  Mikvah Contact Person: MRS. NECHAMA KANTOR
Schedule: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Mikvah Tel (Kantor residence). #: 662 663 0244
Nechama Kantor Cellphone. #: 6681-822 9541

BETH ELISHEVA

EVEN CHEN SYNAGOGUE

OHR MENACHEM

CHABAD HOUSE

MIKVA ROCHEL

KOSHER

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