LOOKING TO THE FAR EAST...WHEN JEWS LIVED IN CHINA
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About the Event
China’s Jewish population has been diverse, and includes Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and other ethnic streams.
Margalit Ir will trace the history of the different Jewish communities who have made China their home since the 8th century CE.
Margalit Ir has been engaged in adult Jewish learning at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek. Born in Israel, she grew up in Brooklyn. Five years ago, Margalit began searching for her ancestors and created a large family tree tracing her family history back to the 1730's Poland. As part of her search she came across an Israeli organization called Shavei Israel, who identify and help relocate minority Jews and Jews of color living in the Diaspora, including the Jews of Keifeng in China.
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