Please note that due to Chinese regulations, Kehilat Shanghai events and activities are available only for foreign passport holders and their families. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming Events

Please Check back Periodically as we update our events often! 

Monthly Shabbat Dinner at Fei CanTing

Friday March 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm

We will have a short prayer service to welcome in Shabbat followed by dinner.  

Address: 

Fei Can Ting (餥餐厅)

5F, 83 Changshu Rd.

 (between Julu Rd and Changle Rd)

 

常熟路83号中间巨鹿路、长乐路

Price:

100 RMB for RSVP in advance

120 RMB at the door

 

 

 

RSVP via:

Wechat - hannahmaia

email-  hannah@kehilatshaghai.org


2017 Purim Party

Saturday March 11, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Blue Marlin

18 YuYuan Dong Lu (near Tongren Lu)

愚园东路 18号 1层

 

80 RMB (Includes two drinks) 

 

Come dance the night away with the best! Featuring DJ Aviv Fresh Doran, you will not want to miss the opportunity to dress up, get down, and celebrate Purim with your favorite people! 

 

Please remember this party is for members of the Jewish Community of Shanghai and greater China and their guests. 



2017 Purim Children's Purim Activity

Sunday, March 12, 2017 @3:00- 5:00pm

 

Fun for the whole family! We will be having a hamentaschen making with a flavor contest, costume parade, and telling of the Magilah (in english). Sure to be a fun afternoon for all involved. 

 

For hamentaschen, please bring your family's favorite filling! Dough and basic fillings will be provided.

Then for the families that are interested, we will be going as a group to the Chabad Purim Festival.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Some families will be going to Brunch before the event begins. Boya does a traditional Israeli Brunch until 3:00pm. Some snacks and Drinks will be provided.

 

Address: 

Boya Israeli Restaurant 

1788 Nanjing Xi Lu (1/F of mall, next to Starbucks)  

南京西路1788号

 

Price:

Free! 

 

RSVP:

Wechat - hannahmaia

email-  hannah@kehilatshaghai.org

cell- 156 0180 6793



 

Past Events

 

 

Sun, Oct 23: Jewish Women Meet for Coffee
Time: 5:30 PM

 

Location: Sale & Pepe 800 Changde rd A2-1F (常德路500号) 

 

Sat, Oct 22: Join us for Sukkot Potluck dinner

The holiday lasts seven days in Israel and eight in the diaspora, and is marked by several distinct traditions as we both give thanks for the Fall harvest and commemorate the forty years of wandering in the desert after Sinai.

Together we fulfill the Sukkot mitzvot of hiddur mitzvah- decorating the sukkah, joining together to sit and eat in the sukkah, sharing harvest fruits and shaking the lulav and etrog.   
Registration is required in order to allow us enough time to organize the event.
Please RSVP for the address in the ex-French concession near Anfu Rd.:
Send your name & phone #: info@kehilatshanghai.org or WeChat: Ari (id: laowaixiaoyi)

 

 

Fri, Oct 21: Shabbat Dinner

Kehilat Shanghai will be hosting a group of MBA students from Haifa University and their professor Chalom Schirman, director of the MBA program and long-time friend of Kehilat Shanghai for a Shabbat dinner on October 21 at 7PM. We will have a short Shabbat service followed by dinner. Our Shabbat venue’s chef has made some adjustments to the food so vegetarians can also enjoy the food. Ari our community organizer will prepare Challah bread and after dinner we will have adult schmoozing.
Time: 7 PM, Fri Oct 21
Location: Fei Can Ting (餥餐厅)
5F, No. 83 Changshu Rd (next to Costa Cafe) 
Between Julu Rd and Changshu Rd
常熟路83号靠近巨鹿路/长乐路
Registration is required in order to allow us enough time to organize the event.

 

Send your name & phone #: info@kehilatshanghai.org or WeChat: Ari (id: laowaixiaoyi)

 

Oct 15: Adi's Bar Mitzvah

We are happy to invite Kehilat Shanghai to Adi's Bar Mitzvah service led by Rabbi Nathan Alfred from Singapore.

Please contact the Yaron family or Ari for RSVP.

 

info@kehilatshanghai.com

Eran: 139-1735-0463

Wan Lei: 139-1621-0731

 

Sat Oct15 @9:30 AM

Ohel Moshe (Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)

62 Changing Rd. (Hongkou)

上海犹太难民纪念馆: 虹口区长阳路62号

Subway Line 12 Tilanqiao/ 提篮桥

 

Program: Shacharit Le-Shabbat service including Bar-Mitzvah blessings, Torah reading and Dvar Torah. After service, the guests will enjoy light food and drinks. 

 

 

Oct 11&12: Yom Kippur (attention: time changed)

Oct 11: Erev Yom Kippur 
Service: 18:30-20:30
Oct 12: Yom Kippur Oct Day 
Service: 09:30-18:05 (break-the-fast 18:05)

 

Oct 10: Scotch & Cigars w/ Rabbi Wolfman 
Time: 8 PM

 

Location: TBA


Renaissance Shanghai Putuo

2nd floor: conference rooms 1-3

50 Tongchuan Rd. (near Langao Rd.)

上海明捷万丽酒店 铜川路50号(近岚皋路)

 

Subway Line 7 Langao Rd./岚皋路

 

Oct 9: Lay Led Shabbat Training w/ Rabbi Wolfman 
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Apartment 3A, Building 8, 500 Changde Rd. Near Wuding rd. 常德路500号靠近武定路

Oct 9: Discussion w/ Rabbi Wolfman 
Leveraging Yom Kippur's Message for Our Jewish Future: Where has Today's Organizational Judaism Missed the Mark & How Can We Adjust Course?

Time: 8:30 PM

Location: Apartment 3A, Building 8, 500 Changde Rd. Near Wuding rd. 常德路500号靠近武定路

  

August 26: Monthly Shabbat dinner

 

Kehilat Shanghai will have another wonderful monthly Shabbat dinner on August 26 at 7PM. We will have a short Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a feast with wine. Our Shabbat venue’s chef has made a few more adjustments to the food and Ari will prepare Challah bread with different dips. If you like hummus, roasted eggplant or Matbuha you should not miss out the dinner. The delicious food will be paired with 3 different types of red wine and after dinner there will be adult schmoozing.

Please register as soon as possible so we can prepare for your coming.

 

Fei Can Ting (餥餐厅)

5F, No. 83 Changshu Rd (next to Costa Cafe) 

Between Julu Rd and Changle Rd

餥餐厅:常熟路83号神州商务大厦5楼

(靠近巨鹿路/ 长乐路)

 

Click to RSVP on the browser

 

OR

 

Scan QR code with your phone.

(through WeChat: click "+", "Scan QR Code")

 

  • Young Professionals Brunch with Rabbi Morgan  -- Sunday, April 24 (Moishe House). Click HERE to sign up.

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum Polish Exhibition

Please join us on Tuesday, April 12 7:00pm for a screening of "The Green Prince"

The Green Prince, a 2014 German documentary, is based on Son of Hamas, the autobiography of Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder Hassan Yousef.  Because of this, Mosab was a prize catch for the Israeli agency.

 

As The New York Times puts it:  “The emotional core of The Green Prince, Nadav Schirman’s gripping documentary thriller, is the deepening relationship of Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Palestinian recruited as a spy by the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, and his Israeli handler.”

 

Admission is 100 RMB which covers two drinks.
A light bistro menu available to order.

 

Venue:  the screening room at The Apartment 4/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu / 永福路474楼近复兴西路.

Please RSVP to info@kehilatshanghai.org


Sunday, March 27 4:00 PM - Kehilat Shanghai Purim Spiel


"Sh’ma everyone and hear us well, For now is the story of Purim to tell.." 

Please join us on Sunday, March 27 4:00 pm for a Dr. Suess inspired Purim Shpiel! A play meant to poke fun at the story of Purim with songs, jokes and costumes for all ages.

Come schmooze with your favorite Jews, get your dance on, enjoy Purim crafts and eat Hamantaschen! We encourage one and all to come dressed in costume and ready to have a lot of fun.


Please RSVP


Date: Sunday, March 27
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: 5F, No. 83 Changshu Rd, near Julu Rd / 非常食材,常熟路835楼靠近巨鹿路.
All ages are welcome, free


Friday, March 25 7:00 PM - Kehilat Shabbat Dinner


Please join us for a delicious Purim Shabbat dinner. All are welcome and costumes are encouraged!

Purim is a fun holiday- time to dress up, eat, drink, and be merry! But it's also time of year that we reach out to those around us and share what we have. As Kehilat rolls out our new Tikkun Olam initiative, let's give a little back. 

We'll be accepting donations at Shabbat that will be used to create Purim gift baskets for needy families in Shanghai. 
 
See you there!
 
Please RSVP
 
Date: Friday, March 25
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 5F, No. 83 Changshu Rd, near Julu Rd / 非常食材,常熟路835楼靠近巨鹿路.
Price: 110 RMB per person (free for kids under 5 years old)
 
Tikkun Olam Committee
Tikkun Olam is an integral part of Jewish culture.  Tikkun Olam means healing the world. We can do that by helping those around us: strangers and friends alike. This is the mission of Kehilat Shanghai's new Tikkun Olam initiative. We'll be organizing regular fundraising efforts for worthy charities, holding community-wide Kehilat Mitzvah Days, and incorporating Tikkun Olam elements into our regular events. If you have a connection with a worthy charity cause, or want to help organize a fundraising effort, please contact us and get involved.


Tuesday, March 15 8:00pm- Scotch & Cigar Night

 

The scotch & cigar club will host its next event on Tuesday, March 15 starting 8:00 pm at Izakaya Bar. We will enjoy Scotch, Japanese Whiskeys and Japanese Sake. Wonderful venue- Cigars welcome!

 

21 Yongjia Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu / 永嘉路21号近茂名南路.


Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm- Kehilat Movie Night

 

 

Please join us on International Women's Day for a screening of "Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem". Gett is the story of one Israeli woman’s fight to press the rabbinical court to overrule her husband and grant her a divorce. 

 

The NY Times calls the film “hypnotic” and describes Vivian as “a woman who-even as she has been denied her freedom-retains a stubborn, transcendent humanity.” 

 

 

The film will be followed by a discussion led by congregant Shula Shilon.  

 

Admission is 100 RMB which covers two drinks.
A light bistro menu available to order.

Venue:  the screening room at The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu /
 永福路473楼近复兴西路
.

 

 


Friday, Feb 26 7:30pm- Kehilat Monthly Shabbat Dinner

 

To those of you who have escaped town for CNY- welcome back to Shanghai!

Come catch up with friends, old and new, at Kehilat's monthly Shabbat dinner. We have teamed up with "1221 Dining Room" for a special Shanghainese meal. Try delicious and authentic Shanghainese dishes while testing your knowledge of Shanghai at our very first Shabbat Quiz Night!

 

See you there!

 

Please RSVP

 

Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: 1221 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu / 
延安西路1221, 近番禺路

Price: 140 RMB for adults / 80 RMB for kids


Tuesday, Feb 23 7:00 PM - Kehilat Shanghai Movie Night

Please join us on Tuesday, February 23 7:00 pm for a screening of the comedy- drama film written, produced, edited and directed by the Cohen brothers “A Serious Man”.

A Serious Man examines the directing/writing team's roots with a deconstructing look at a Midwestern Jewish family.

Tablet Magazine call the film a "philosophical and theological gem......strongly rooted in the fertile soil of American Jewish communal and religious life." 

Admission is 100 RMB which covers two drinks.
A light bistro menu available to order.

7:00pm- schmoozing
7:30pm- screening starts followed by a discussion

Venue:  the screening room at The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu /
永福路473楼近复兴西路
.

Please RSVP by February 22nd and mark your calendars now for movie nights on March 8 and April 12!


Update! Tuesday, February 23 8:00pm- Scotch & Cigar Night

 

The scotch & cigar club will host its next event on Tuesday, Feb 23 starting 8:00 pm, at Constellation Bar #4 on Zizhong Lu at Danshui Lu.


Friday, January 29 7:30pm - Kehilat Shabbat Dinner

 

Feel the chill?

 

Warm your belly while catching up with friends, old and new, at Kehilat's monthly Shabbat dinner. We've teamed up with the Original Ingredients Exhibition Center for a special meal showcasing natural food products from the far reaches of China. Purple mushrooms, farm raised Xinjiang chicken, sun-dried fruits and nuts are reinvented in tasty Chinese homestyle cooking.

 

Get your Tu B'shvat on (that's the New Year for the Trees) by trying some new fruits and vegetables.

 

See you there!

 

Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: 5F, No. 83 Changshu Rd, near Julu Rd / 常熟路83号5楼近巨鹿路

Price: 100 RMB per person (free for kids under 5 years old)

 


Friday, December 25 7:30pm - What Do Jews Do on Christmas? Monthly Shabbat Dinner

 

Join us on Friday, December 25th for a special Shabbat dinner as we observe a timeless Jewish tradition: Chinese food on Christmas! Come Share this good old American Jewish tradition with other Jews in Shanghai.

 

Space is limited, please hurry up and RSVP!

 


Wednesday, December 16 7:00pm- JDrinks

 

If you like hanging out with other Jewish professionals and enjoy drinking, then this one is for you!

 

Join us on Wednesday, December 16 starting 7:00 pm for an after work drink at The Camel bar, 1 Yueyang Roadm near Dongping Road / 岳阳路1号近东平路 


Tuesday, December 15 9:00pm- Scotch & Cigar Night

 

The scotch & cigar club will host its 5th event on Tuesday, Dec 15 starting 9:00 pm at the Bell Bar. No 11, Lane 248, Taikang Road / 泰康路248弄11号后门。


Sunday, December 13 4:00pm- Hanukkah: Kids Light Up Your iPads!


This Hanukah we would like to invite your kids to communal learning leveraging iPads. We will strengthen our Hebrew skills, deepen our knowledge of Jewish History and learn the basics of computer coding through a variety of iPad Apps.

 

Activity will be led by Avishai Chelouche. Avishai is the co-founder of Padguru Ltd, Israel’s leading company in iPad based education. Padguru teaches coding and other skills to over 6,000 elementary school kids in Israel.
We will end with Hanukkah candle lighting.

 

Wednesday, December 9 7:30pm- A Talk with Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann


Language, Religion and Nationhood in Israel

One of the problems facing those attempting to revive Hebrew as the national language of the emerging State of Israel was that of Hebrew lexical voids. The revivalists attempted to use mainly internal sources of lexical expansion, but were faced with a paucity of roots. Consequently, they changed the meanings of obsolete Hebrew terms to fit the modern world.

This infusion often entailed the secularization of religious terms. This lecture explores this aspect of Israeli cultural linguistics and socio-philology, casting light on the dynamics between language, religion and identity in the culture wars of the modern Israeli state.
 
The lecture will be held on Wednesday, December 9 7:30pm at 358 West Huaihai Road, Building 5, Apt 2002 (near Anshun Road) / 淮海西路
35852002室近安顺路.


Monday, December 7 7:00pm- Kehilat Shangahi Movie Night

Please join us on Monday, December 7  7:00pm for a Hanukkah candle lighting and a screening of the acclaimed Israeli documentary "Beneath The Helmet: From high school to the home front".

Produced by Jerusalem U, Beneath The Helmet is a coming of age story that follows five Israeli high school graduates drafted into the army.
 
Tablet magazine calls the film a “….gentle, nuanced portrait of the young men-teenagers really-who fight to defend their country, sometimes because they believe in the cause and sometimes because they have no choice.”

Admission is 100 RMB which covers two drinks.
A light bistro menu available to order.

Venue:  the screening room at The Apartment 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu /
 永福路473楼近复兴西路.


Sunday, December 6 6:30pm- First Candle of Hanukkah

Join us on the 1st night of Hanukkah for a communal candle lighting followed by a potluck dinner including delicious jelly-filled donuts (Sufganiyot)!


Friday, November 27 7:00pm- Monthly Shabbat Dinner

Join us as we continue with our monthly Shabbat dinners on Friday, November 27. We will team up with a group of 70 visitors from Bialik College, a Jewish Zionist school in Melbourne, Australia for a joint Shabbat dinner.


Join us in giving them a warm Shanghai welcome!


Wednesday, November 25 6:30pm- JDrinks

If you like hanging out with other Jewish professionals and enjoy drinking, then this one is for you!


Join us on Wednesday, December 16 starting 7:00 pm for an after work drink at Le Cafe des Stagiaires, 1085 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu / 武定路1085号近胶州路。


Wednesday, November 18 7:30pm- A Talk with Professor Gail Hershatter

 

"The Girl Who Burned the Banknotes, and Other Tales of China's Rural Revolution


What can we learn about the Chinese revolution by placing a doubly marginalized group—rural women—at the center of the inquiry? And how does an examination of collectivization in China help us to understand the rapidly changing countryside today? 

Join us for an interesting talk with Gail Hershatter, distinguished Professor of History and East Asian Studies Co-Director at the University of California Santa Cruz, who is currently a visiting professor at Fudan University. 

Drawing on a decade of research in rural China, including life history interviews with more than 70 women, Gail will talk about changes in the lives of women in rural Shaanxi province during the early decades of state socialism, the 1950s and 1960s. Gail will explore some unexpected lessons in the story of a former child bride who became a women's activist. Did rural Chinese women have a revolution? If so, when, and what sort of revolution was it? Such questions encourage us to consider others that preoccupy historians: when is gender a useful category of historical analysis? How is the historical record shaped in interactions with the present moment? What counts as an event worth remembering? Who gets to decide? 


Saturday, November 14

4:30 pm- Kids' program (for kids of all ages)


Learn how to bid Shabbat farewell in your home. Make your own Havdalah candle and spice bag and learn how to use them in the Havdalah service.


6:00 pm- Communal Havdalah+ Dinner


Join us for a communal Havdalah service followed by a potluck dinner and a short study session on Havdalah (for teens and adults).


Monday, November 16 6:00pm- Shanghai Jewish Professionals' Forum

Join Shanghai Jewish Professionals' Forum for its 1st event:


"E-commerce into China: Don't get tangled in the web!"


We will introduce the subject of E-commerce in China from different perspectives.


Shanghai Jewish Professionals' Forum provides opportunities to learn from other professionals, to share our own successes, challenges and questions, and to get more out of the time and effort we put into our work.

We will meet monthly, focusing in different industries, bringing professionals iwth common interests together, to discuss topical issues of broad concern.


Kindly hosted by the Israeli Consulate's Business Center.