Community in Taiwan, Province of China - World Jewish Congress
Taiwan, Province of China
WJC Affiliate
Taipei Jewish Community

16 Min Tsu East Road, Second Floor
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Telephone: (886) 2 2591 3565

History and Community

In the 1950s, a Jewish community, primarily made up of American military personnel stationed in Taiwan, was established but dwindled with the withdrawal of U.S. forces. The current community was established in the mid-1970s by foreign businesspeople working on the island. Today, nearly all of the 100 Jewish residents live in Taipei, the capital. The majority of them are dispatched by multinational corporations or international organizations for a two- or three-year tour of duty. Others are employed in academia and government service. More than half of the community are American citizens, a quarter are Israelis, and the rest are from various other countries.

Taipei Jewish Service
Rabbi Dr. Ephraim F. Einhorn (E-mail:
16 Min Tsu East Road, Second Floor
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886 2 2591-3565
Tel: 886 2 2592-2840
Tel: 886 2 2592-8579
Fax: 886 2 2594-3892

Sabbat Services and Meals
Rabbi Dr. Ephraim F. Einhorn (E-mail:
Sheraton Taipei Hotel, Room 577.
12 Zhongxiao East Road, Section 1,
Taipei 100.
Tel: +886-2-2321-5511.
Fax: +886-2-2394-4240.

Religious Life

Regular shabbat services and holiday services are held at a hotel in Taipei. Kosher food is imported.

Relations with Israel

Israel maintains an economic and trade office in Taipei.

Taiwan Jewish Community No. 7, Lane 343, Shiphai Road, Section 2 Tienmu, Taipei Tel. 886 2 874 2763

Israel Economic and Trade Office Suite 3205 32F INT, L Trade Building No. 333 Keelung Road Section 1, Taipei Tel. 886 2 757 7221, Fax 886 2 757 7247

Kosher Food


For up to date information on Kosher restaurants and locations please see the Shamash Kosher Database

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