The Jews of Kaifeng facilitated by Howard Schickler

Monday, January 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The next program in the Random Walk through Jewish History and Culture will be about the Jews of Kaifeng, China, a community whose history dates back to the 10th century. The program is more fully described below.

The session will take place by Zoom on Mon. Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m.

The link and password are: passcode: 327052

Howard Schickler, who will be facilitating the session has gathered and will share supplemental materials. If you would like to receive these materials, please click here.

If you have indicated interest in the course directly you will receive the materials and don’t need to indicate interest again

The Jews of Kaifeng: Yesterday and Today–A Lecture by Rabbi Anson Laytner
This lecture introduces the fascinating history over a millennium of Jewish communities in China, especially the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, which was the capital city of China’s Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and is in today’s Henan province. It tells the story of how Jewish communities interacted with local cultures and life, and their situation today. The story of the Jews of Kaifeng enriches our understanding of both Jewish and Chinese histories and cultures. The talk was hosted by the University of Washington’s Tateuchi East Asia Library on June 3, 2021, sponsored by the Friends of UW Libraries.