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The Sino-Judaic Institute has been a pioneer in the field of Chinese-Jewish relations for over 30 years.

We are a virtual institute, based in the U.S.A. but with members the world over.

We offer this website as a resource to all who are curious about various aspects of Chinese-Jewish relations and want to learn more.

SJI is a membership organization.  We welcome your participation and involvement.

 

See New Updates on "Current Issue Highlights" page as of 18 March 2019

Encounters Between Chinese and Jewish Civilizations

In Memorium:  Denise Yeh Bressler

Now available for members:
Sino-Judaica, volumes 1 - 4
All back issues of Points East 
Go to "Members Section"

Our fields of work include:

  • The study of the ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, where Jews have been living now for over a millennium, and assisting the Kaifeng Jewish descendants to reconnect with their cultural heritage as appropriate.
  • The study of Jewish life in Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Hong Kong and elsewhere in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The study of cross-cultural issues such as literary influences, comparative diasporas, religion, intermarriage and family matters, etc.
  • The support of Jewish Studies programs in China and fostering scholarship in this field.
  • Promotion of tourism to Kaifeng and other cities and to make current exhibits on the Jews of China more accessible to the public.
  • Publicaton of Points East, a journal that comes out three times a year, and Sino-Judaica, an occasional scholarly publication.

Denise Yeh Bressler

Kaifeng Scholarship Fund Created

As a memorial to board member Denise Bressler, who was long been active in helping to educate the Kaifeng Jewish community, the Sino Judaic Institute has created a scholarship in her memory called the "Denise Yeh Bressler Kaifeng Scholarship Fund.”

 

Funds raised will enable SJI to send several Kaifeng Jewish descendants abroad to engage in intensive Jewish studies before returning home as informal teachers. Money is needed for travel, room and board, study materials, and tuition.

 

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5, $50, $500 or $5,000. Every little bit helps towards our initial goal of $10,000.
 

You can support this history-making project via Paypal on this website or by sending a check, made out to the Sino-Judaic Institute with a note for its purpose, to Prof. Steve Hochstadt, 1252 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Contributions are tax-deductible in the U.S.A.