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August 4, 2008 | 6:34 pmBEIJING (JTA) -- The following are key dates in Chinese Jewish history:
- 1920 Ohel Rachel Synagogue is established in Shanghai (still standing).
- 1928-49 The first Lubavitch rabbi in China, Meir Ashkenazi, leads Shanghai’s Congregation Ohel Moshe. Built in 1927, Ohel Moshe is now...
August 4, 2008 | 6:25 pm
SHANGHAI, China (JTA)—Uri Gutman had more than parades and picnics in mind a couple of years ago when the Israeli government allotted funds to its Shanghai consul general for an Israel Independence Day reception.
Gutman wanted to make a bigger impact with a service project in the...
July 16, 2008 | 11:49 pmOne photo in the exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance shows Mordechai Olmert, founder of China's Betar and father of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert. Another is of students at the famous Mir Yeshiva, which relocated from Europe after the community fell to the Soviets. Many more...
January 11, 2008 | 9:33 pm
Their family has been there for 1000 years, eating Chinese food on Christmas and all year ‘round—the Last Jews of Shan-Chai
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Saturday, March 26
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels makes an effort at inclusiveness with its new exhibit, "Passion/Passover: Artists of Faith Interpret Their Holy Days." On view through the month of April, the show features works by seven Jewish and seven Christian artists,...
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
At a time when the world shunned them, an estimated 20,000 Jewish refugees from Russia, Germany, Austria and elsewhere made their way to Shanghai before World War II. Jews in this forgotten corner of the world survived on donations from the Joint Distribution Committee, whose...
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Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holy days in rented hotel spaces while the city's oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away.
So along with others in his congregation of expatriates, Kaplan, 34, began advocating for the...
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A traditional market in Beijing shows some new American influence. Photo by Tom Tugend