In Search of a Jewish Story in China

Selected date

Thursday October 21

Selected time

6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

In Search of a Jewish Story in China  

Thursday, October 21st6:30 PM CST  



The “Jewish story” is traditionally considered to be an “endless chain of persecutions, from century to century, from country to country.” However, the history of Jews in China is divided into two unique narratives: the Jews in China and the Jews of China.   


Join historian Irene Shaland as she takes us on a fascinating expedition through 2,000 years of history in China, explores discoveries found along the Silk Road and in the Gobi Desert, and spans the unique experiences of six different cities: Harbin, Beijing, Dunhuang, Kaifeng, Luoyang, and Shanghai. Shaland will also impart lessons from the history of the Chinese Jews and provide context to what happened to them while living in China, as well as how the Japanese-occupied port city of Shanghai became a safe haven for thousands of European Jews during World War II. 

Reservations required

Free to members


Members: Please sign into your account to receive your free tickets