Kehillat Beijing

Founded in 1979, the Kehillat Beijing Foundation supports Jewish life in Beijing, around China, and across the world. We host Shabbat services and dinner each and every Friday night beginning at 7:00pm, in addition to a range of holiday celebrations, educational opportunities, and community retreats and excursions into one of the world's greatest cities. 

High Holidays in Beijing: 5776

Come and welcome in a sweet new year with Beijing’s Jewish community. 

Read on for our schedule of events, and more information. Please remember that all Kehillat memberships will expire before services begin on Erev Rosh Hashanah. To renew your membership, join for the first time, and get discounted tickets, renew your membership below. All donations and membership dues are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

To purchase meal tickets for this year's community high holiday meals, click here

Our rabbi this year is Rabbi Jack Shlachter - a rabbi and full-time Physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Check out his website!

2015 Schedule of Events

Events are open to all who wish to participate in and support Kehillat Beijing. Location is always the 3rd floor of the Capital Club Athletic Center, unless otherwise specified. The full calendar of events can be found here, including areas to purchase tickets online (with either USD or RMB - including Zhifubao). 

Friday, September 11th, 19:00 
Shabbat Services
Services are free, but dinner requires a ticket.

Saturday, September 12th, 10:30
CANCELLED :: Bagels @ The Old Summer Palace

Sunday, September 13th
Erev Rosh Hashana

  • 18:00 – Doors Open
  • 19:00 – Services Begin
  • Dinner to follow,  tickets online

Monday, September 14th 
Rosh Hashana

  • 09:45 – Services begin
  • Noon-ish – Kehillat Tashlich behind the Capital Club
  • 12:30 -- Lunch at Great Leap Brewing #45 Xinyuan, tickets online
  • 15:30 – Chabad Tashlich Service

Friday, September 18th, 19:00
Shabbat Services
Services are free, but dinner requires a ticket.

Weekend, September 19th - 20th
Great Wall Retreat at Mutianyu (pre-registration absolutely required!)

Tuesday, September 22nd
Kol Nidre

  • 16:30 – Pre-fast meal, tickets online
  • 17:45 – Kol Nidre Services begin (no children’s activities)

Wednesday, September 23rd
Yom Kippur

  • 09:45 – Services begin, continuing until around 13:30
  • 17:00 – Evening Services begin
  • 18:50 – Breakfast meal, tickets online

5776 Membership Renewal 

All Kehillat memberships will expire before services begin on Erev Rosh Hashanah

Those who do renew their membership in time will get discounted tickets for all High Holiday community meals, in addition to membership prices for Shabbat meals, and the knowledge that you're supporting one of the best, most inclusive Jewish communities in Asia. Memberships are tax-deductible for US Tax Payers. 

Kehillat Beijing is entirely dependent on the contributions, membership dues, and school fees of our community. All of our services and special events are organized by volunteers. As a growing but small congregation of Jews in the world’s most populous country, we welcome and urge your support. Your help can make a real impact on Jewish life in China today.

Once you have signed up for membership on our EventBank page, you will receive a confirmation email. Let us know if you have any issues!

2015 / 2016 Membership


Family Membership

Couple Membership

Individual Membership

If you're an out-of-towner or Beijinger-in-spirit, donations are still welcome to help support our year-round Jewish home. Donations support expenses incurred by bringing Rabbis and Cantors for important holidays, meal expenses for traveling students, and educational programming for our community's children. Your donation will continue to make Jewish life in Beijing possible. All donations and membership dues are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

If you've got any questions, feel free to send us an email at