Tung Lin Kok Yuen Temple and the Jewish Cemetery
Date & Time:Monday, 29 Jan, 2018 10:00 amVenue:Happy ValleyCost:Members - 150 HKD, Non Members - 250 HKD, Young Friends - 100 HKDContact:Linda Ferguson at http://bit.ly/2BSh1rM


Tung Lin Kok Yuen (TLKY) is a Buddhist nunnery and educational institution located in Happy Valley, and is one of the best examples of Chinese Revival architecture in Hong Kong.  Founded in 1935 by Lady Clara Ho-Tung, it has remained an active place of worship and is home to approximately 30 nuns and 50 lay devotees.  Stanley Wong has kindly invited us to visit this historic and beautiful building to learn about its history and its ongoing role in the Hong Kong community.

Nestled between the TLKY Temple and its associated school is the Hong Kong Jewish Cemetery.  It is one of the few Jewish cemeteries in the Far East that is still in use and in its original 19th century location.  Join the cemetery's curator, Howard Elias, as he takes us on a tour of this fascinating place.  Howard will share the stories of some of the cemetery's more notable residents, which includes members of the Kadoorie, Belilios, Sassoon, Odell and Weill families.  He will also discuss religious laws regarding burial, and the work he has undertaken over the past decade to maintain the cemetery grounds.

After the tour we will have lunch at Dim Sum, a traditional Cantonese restaurant in Happy Valley.