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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 23 October 2018

Jew-ish Outreach Planned by Israeli Ministry

In Memorium:  Jerry Gotel

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.

With Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other holidays just around the corner, consider giving one of these books by Sino-Judaic scholars as a gift: 

Bernstein, M.Y., Globalization, Translation and Transmission: Sino-Judaic Cultural Identity in Kaifeng, China, 2017 

Hochstadt, S., Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich, 2012     

Laytner, A. and Paper, J., eds., The Chinese Jewish of Kaifeng: A Millennium of Adaptation and Endurance, 2017

Paper, J., The Theology of the Chinese Jews, 1000-1850, 2012                                 

Schwarcz, V., In the Crook of the Rock: Jewish Refuge in a World Gone Mad — The Chaya Leah Walkin Story, 2018

Simons, C., Jewish Religious Observance by the Jews of Kaifeng China, 2013

Tokayer, M. and Rodman, E., Pepper,Silk & Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East, 2014

Weisz, T., A History of the Kaifeng Israelites, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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