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SJI's work currently supports Jewish Studies programs at a number of Chinese universities including Sichuan, Henan and Nanjing. It also funds a school in Kaifeng for the Kaifeng Jewish descendents and an online study program.
- Points East SJI’s journal has appeared three times a year since 1986. Click here for selections from the current issue of Points East. To receive Points East three times a year, become a member of The Sino -Judaic Institute. Click here for membership page.
- Scholarships SJI offers partial scholarships for Chinese post-graduate and post-doctoral students, including faculty, to study in Israel or the U.S.A. at various universities. Authors and filmmakers working in this field are also eligible to apply. SJI is also working towards offering scholarships for Chinese students in Jewish Studies programs in China. Click here for grant application form and procedures.
- Archives An arrangement has been made with the Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, to house archival material donated to SJI concerning the Jewish communities in China. Among the items already deposited is the register of the Polish Consulate in Nanjing and later Shanghai, which lists the name, religion, age, etc., of each Polish citizen who arrived in either Shanghai or Nanjing between January 9, 1934 and October 29, 1941.
- Self-Help SJI offers assistance to the Kaifeng Jewish descendants in terms of community organization and the maintenance of their school, and scholarships for their youth.
- “Jews of Kaifeng” A Traveling Exhibit “The Jews of Kaifeng”, a display of photographs, documents, maps and drawings, travels to cities throughout the United States. It is easily displayed at venues such as universities, community centers, cultural museums and synagogues. It also offers unique opportunities for cross-cultural engagement between the Chinese-American and Jewish-American communities. For more information and to schedule the exhibit, contact: Rabbi Arnie Belzer, President, Sino-Judaic Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speakers SJI has scholars and other experts available to speak on various aspects of the Chinese-Jewish relationship in many locations. We also try to arrange for guest-speakers from China and to keep track of their whereabouts for speaking purposes. All are available for travel expenses and modest honoraria.