Koh- Samui

Shabbat in Bankok

Bet Elisheva: Friday night service at candle lighting time followed by Shabbat meal. Shabbat morning services 10:00 a.m. with Kiddush & Shabbat meal. Shabbat meals at Synagogue by advance email or phone reservation to the Rabbi.

The Beth Elisheva Synagogue on Sukhumvit Soi 22 is the main community Synagogue – a free standing Synagogue built for that purpose. On the average Shabbat there will be a nice blend of local community members and guests and visitors from abroad. The prayer nussach and style is mostly Chabad with Sephardic Chazanim leading some parts of the services. Friday night dinner is served at Rabbi Kantor's home on the third floor of the Synagogue. Lunch is served after the prayers in the social hall as is Seuda Shlishit. Payment is not required for these Shabbat meals. Accommodations to suit every budget are available within 10 minutes walk.

Even Chen: Friday Night Services at sundown for times click here Shabbat morning at 9:00 a.m.* Shabbat meals at Synagogue by advance email or phone reservation to the Rabbi.

The Even Chen Synagogue attached to the Shangri-La hotel is most popular with the overseas gem dealers as it is in the main Gem and Jewelry district. There are also several local families that attend this synagogue regularly. This prayer nussach and style is Sephardic. Meals are served after both services in the adjoining dining hall as well as Seuda Shlishit. Payment of THB 500 (approx USD 13) is expected per meal (excluding Seuda Shlishit). For someone not wanting to leave the hotel on Shabbat this is an ideal location as from the Shangri-La hotel to the the Shul one need not go outdoors. The Shangri-La can be pricey but there are also various other hotels in the area.

Ohr Menachem Chabad House: Friday Night Services at Candle lighting times followed by Shabbat meal. Shabbat morning: 9:30 AM Class in Chasidus and Parsha. 10:00 AM Shacharis. 2:15 PM Mincha. Maariv and Havdala when Shabbat ends

The Chabad House near Kaosarn Rd is the flagstaff Chabad house of the "backpackers". Some 300-500 Israeli backpackers attend the services and Shabbat meals at the Chabad house every week. The meal is full of spirit with plenty of singing. For those who have the energy, there is an Oneg Shabbat led by Rabbi Wilhelm that usually does not end before midnight. The youthful energy and meaningful learning that goes on at this location makes it an unforgettable experience.There are many upscale guest houses in the area that are clean, airconditioned and have private facilities but there are no four star hotels in the area. The best hotel is about 3 stars and is located opposite the Chabad House. This is a good location if staying on during the week as the Kosher restaurant is in the Chabad house.

Chabad of Koh-Samui

Friday night service 10 minutes after candle lighting time followed by Shabbat meal and Oneg Shabbat.

Shabbat Morning: Class in Chassidis 9:30,  services 10:00 a.m., Lunch 12pm

Afternoon service: 1:30pm

Afternoon Meal- 1 hour before shabbat ends

Evening Service: at the end of shabbat All Shabbat meals ar free. Donations are apreciated. Sponsorship opportunities are available.