Kehilat Shanghai's Annual 2nd Night Community Seder

Are you ready for the most Matzoh-tastic time of the year? Passover is just a few weeks away and we know you are all ready to dust off those Haggadahs and carbo-load on Matzoh and Matzoh balls! But where to go?  And what to do??? Do not fret, fellow Jews! Kehilat Shanghai has got you covered!

This year we are excited to welcome Cantor Melissa Berman of the United Jewish Congregation in Hong Kong who will lead us, as a community, through the story of Moses.

We are expecting to SELL OUT! So register SOON to make sure you get a spot at the Seder table! 

If you have any barriers preventing you or your family from attending, please email to let us know. We want everyone to participate in this biggest event of the year! 

Meet Our Guest Cantor

Melissa Berman, Cantor

With classical vocal training and a B.A. in music from Duke University, Melissa went on to become a Cantor, receiving a Masters in Sacred Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary, coupled with an M.A. in Jewish education. She has a unique style, blending the best of Jewish tradition with a modern flare. Having worked at a community in Scottsdale, Arizona for four years, she is passionate about enhancing Jewish life cycles and rituals for people of all backgrounds. Melissa’s favorite part of being a Cantor is the opportunity to make meaning of, and be a part of, sacred moments in people’s lives.

Melissa has a passion for chaplaincy work and social justice. She completed four intensive units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at New York hospitals. Melissa went on a Rabbinical/Cantorial Student delegation to Senegal with the American Jewish World Service where the group partnered with Tostan – an organization that works to empower women in West Africa.

Most recently, Melissa was the Cantor and Programming Associate at The United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong where she as served for over two years. While at the UJC she created innovative programming for young professionals and Jewish youth in Hong Kong and across Asia.

In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, baking, literature and yoga.

Location and Directions

For Passover you can find us at....

The Millennium Hongqiao Hotel

2588 Yan’an Xi Lu 延安西路2588号、近水城路 



By Metro: Take line 10 to ShuiCheng Lu stop, get off towards the Shanghai Dance Exhibition exit, walk down ShuiCheng Lu and cross the street towards Carreforre, turn left on YanAn Xi Lu and the hotel entrance will be on your right. 


By the 71 Bus: Get off at the ShuiCheng Lu stop, cross to the Carreforre side of the street, walk half a block on YanAn Xi Lu and the hotel entrance will be on your right.