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: 5777

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

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 (directions here).

Services will, by popular demand, again be lead by Rabbi Jack Shlachter.

You can buy tickets for meals in advance or 'on the door' with cash or wechat, but we would hugely appreciate RSVPs.

- Shabbat services and dinner on Friday, September 30th, 7pm

- Erev Rosh Hashana Sunday, October 2nd, 7pm

  • 18:00 – Doors Open
  • 19:00 – Services Begin
  • Dinner to follow
  • Kids' activities will start at 7pm

- Rosh Hashana - Monday, October 3rd

  • 09:45 – Services begin
  • Noon-ish – Kehillat Tashlich behind the Capital Club
  • 12:30 - Lunch - At the Great Leap Brewery (we'll walk over together)
  • Kids' activities will run concurrently with the service (to volunteer to help or for questions email

- Shabbat Shuva , Friday, October 7th

  • 16:30 - A moving play reading and discussion with Rabbi Jack Shlachter. We'll read “The Gates are Closing', a contemporary play by Merle Feld. This activity received positive reviews several years ago at KBJ
  • 7pm Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a communal dinner

Learning and Schmoozing at Moishe HouseMonday, October 10th

- Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)  Tuesday, October 11th

  • 16:30 – Pre-Fast Meal
  • 17:45 – Kol Nidre Services begin
  • We won't have kids' activities during Kol Nidre

- Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 12th

  • 09:45 – Services begin, continuing until around 13:30
  • 17:00 – Evening Services begin followed by Havdallah
  • 18:50 – Break-the-Fast meal
  • Kids' activities will run concurrently with the service (to volunteer to help or for questions email

- Sukkot: Sunday, October 16th

  • All afternoon and until late - Get ready for a fun filled Sukkot. Together with Moishe House we'll be be welcoming the new arrivals to Beijing with a BBQ party all afternoon and until late. For all ages, with plenty of food, activities for kids and beer for the not-so-kids. Location TBA. Register to get the location.


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