This event features Robyn Helzner who shares stories, photos, video and music to explore the extraordinary history of the Jewish communities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kaifeng; and traces their emergence as the fastest growing Jewish region in the world. This event is open to the public for free, but RSVP is required.
Acclaimed for her concerts and recordings of Jewish music, Helzner officiated at the first Bar Mitzvah celebrated in Beijing, China, and served as the Cantor for the United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong.
In Addition, this event will also feature the Jewish Refugees in Shanghai exhibit. It tells the stories of the difficulties faced by Jewish refugees on their journey to and from Shanghai in the 1930s and 40s, as well as their adaptation to the city and friendship with the Chinese people. This exhibit has been put together by the American Jewish Committee and the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.
The exhibit will run for a two week period.
THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE!