Far East of Eden

A collaboration of efforts to explore Jewish identity in China brings together young Jews of many backgrounds.

By AMANDA LEE
June 6, 2013 15:22
Lecture in China

Lecture in China. (photo credit: Courtesy: Larry Gast/JDC)

 
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The Jewish leadership and Asian worlds collided at Destination Shanghai, where Jews from India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Turkey, Austria, Israel, the UK, the US and, of course, China, converged to explore Jewish identity with a Chinese twist.

Destination Shanghai included Limmud Shanghai, a cross-communal Shabbaton for predominantly Asiabased young Jewish professionals, and a Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration marking the 70th anniversary of the Shanghai ghetto.

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