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: 5780

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

Location is always the 3rd floor of the Capital Club Athletic Center (directions here).

This year we are delighted to have Rabbi Na’ama Kelman, dean of HUC in Jerusalem, as our visiting rabbi.

You can buy tickets for meals in advance or at the door with cash or wechat. If you're not buying in advance we would still hugely appreciate RSVPs.

Note that attendees must be foreign passport holders or spouses. Thanks for your understanding. 

- Mini-Retreat by the Great Wall, September 13th-15th

  • The whole community is welcome! (free of charge, donation encouraged)

  • Friday, September 13th at 17:00 depart from Capital Club, return Sunday afternoon

  • Must RSVP to jcourt on wechat

  • click for details

- Erev Rosh Hashana - Sunday, September 29th

  • 18:00 – Doors Open for ticket selling and mingling

  • 19:00 – Services Begin

  • Dinner to follow

- Rosh Hashana - Monday, September 30th

  • 09:45 – Services begin

  • Noon-ish – Tashlich behind the Capital Club

  • Lunch at a nearby restaurant to follow. we’ll all walk over together.

- Shabbat Shuva - Friday, September 4th

  • 19:00 - Kabbalat Shabbat - at an alternative location. email for details or add ‘jcourt’ on wechat

  • Followed by a communal dinner

- Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) - Tuesday, October 8th

  • 16:30 – Pre-Fast Meal

  • 17:45 – Kol Nidre Services begin

- Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 9th

  • 10am-1pm – Morning Services (shacharit/yizkor)

  • 1pm-3pm - Break

  • 3pm-4pm - discussion with the Rabbi

  • 4pm - 6:50pm Final Services (Musaf/Mincha/Neila/Havdallah)

  • 6:50pm – Break-the-Fast meal


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