ASIA

Below are the available high holiday opportunities in Asia. After exploring the opportunities and choosing the one that you would like to attend, please click on the Sign Up button below and indicate your selection there. If none of the opportunities appeal to you, we have Do-It-Yourself resources and host families we can connect you with as well.

Opportunities Available:

  • Kehillat Beijing: The progressive community, which is made up of 1000 people
  • Beijing Chabad: Orthodox part of Beijing that both hold Shabbat dinners, services, and holiday events.
  • Kehilat Shanghai: Progressive Community, has lots of programming for students and young professionals
  • Shanghai Chabad: Orthodox part of Shanghai and has Kosher food
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I had not fasted for Yom Kippur in a really long time so it was really a challenge to do it, especially since I was doing it by myself. I was really trying to reflect though on why I was doing this and the significance it has. I wanted to do this for me, to not only test my willpower but also bring more Judaism into my life. Finally, when the sun set, I put the bagels out for everyone to come and enjoy. Almost none of the people were Jewish so I printed out a “Judaism 101” guide about what Yom Kippur is and handed copies out to everyone. I also spoke while everyone was eating their bagels about what Yom Kippur is and what it means to “break the fast.” They all listened and seemed really interested, I even got a few questions I was able to answer. It felt really great to spread my knowledge to my friends while also educating them on Judaism. I am really glad I went through with this and was able to do this for my new friends.

Julia M.Rosh Hashanah Location: Sydney, Australia