Welcome to the JCE

The Jewish Council of the Emirates – the home for all Jewish people in the United Arab Emirates.

Welcome to the JCE: The Jewish Council of the Emirates. 
We are proud to be the oldest Jewish community in the United Arab Emirates.
We invite you to join us and look forward to seeing you at our services and events.

Weekly Shabbat Services

Friday evening:
Minha, Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner

Shahrit, Lunch and Minha
Seudah Shelishit, Evening Prayers and Habdalah

Chief Rabbi Yehuda Sarna

As a group that was once contained to the shadows and operating in secrecy, Jewish Council of the Emirates now proudly serves a growing community of Jews living in and visiting the United Arab Emirates. We strive to be a beacon of light, not just for its members, but for all Jewish communities around the world that may feel stymied by political or social challenges. Jews of all denominations are welcome in our community, and with a global network of members and friends, our diaspora extends far beyond the UAE. If you are in need of spiritual guidance, or just a community to call your own, please reach out at any time.

With prayers of peace,
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
JCE Chief Rabbi