China’s Kaifeng Jews date back 1,400 years and have an unlikely ambassador – a teenager from Hong Kong

Etan Smallman, South China Morning Post, 03/08/2020

The dwindling community, which has only 100 practising members in Henan province, was established in AD600. After learning of their existence online, an 18-year-old schoolboy with no Jewish heritage went on a voyage of discovery.

Chinese American Rabbi Discusses Upcoming New Year

Rich Tenorio, Jewish Boston, 01/21/2020

Jacqueline Mates-Muchin, the first Chinese American rabbi in the U.S., is looking forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year on Jan. 25.

‘We Jews had nowhere to go’: Shanghailanders step into the spotlight to tell their stories

Gabriel Greschler, The J., 09/12/2019

As a 6-year-old Jewish girl in Berlin in 1939, Helga Silberberg was about to start a tumultuous journey.

Fostering Inclusion at Hillel

Humans of Hillel, Hillel International, 09/03/2019

Humans of Hillel highlights the identities of Jewish college students. Learn from students about why Hillel is meaningful to their Jewish identities. 

Kaifeng Synagogue (former), Kaifeng, China.

Diarna Digital Heritage Mapping, Diarna, 08/01/2019

Strategically located south of the majestic Yellow River, Kaifeng, formerly known as Bianlang, was one of the seven ancient capitals of China.

Spring Festival Couplets (Chunlian)

Travel China Guide, Travel China Guide, 04/22/2019

Spring Festival Couplets, Chunlian in Chinese, is also known as Spring Couplets or Chinese New Year Couplets. It is the most common and important custom when celebrating Chinese New Year.

Cities of Ice

Dara Horn, Tablet, 04/19/2019

A dispatch from frozen Harbin, where Jews once flourished—and melted away

As An Asian Israeli, The Coronavirus Has Awakened Me to Our Racism

Amy Albertson, Jewish Journal, 04/02/2019

This is the first time in modern history that the Jewish people in Israel find themselves in a position of power. With this power comes great responsibility — the decision on how to treat minorities in our society. From my personal experience, Israel is missing the mark.

Asian Jew or Jewish Asian

Emma Rosman, Shofar, 02/27/2019

The unique combination of these words shape who I am as an individual. I’ve recently thought about which word comes first-- am I an Asian Jew or a Jewish Asian?


The Sino-Judaic Institute

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

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 United States, but with members the world over.

Jewish and Asian: Intermarriages that yield Jewish kids

Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service, 07/08/2016

Noah Leavitt and Helen Kiyong Kim’s marriage is one of an increasing number of Jewish-Asian pairings in the U.S., a trend evident in many American synagogues. The two Whitman College professors have just released the first book-length study of Jewish-Asian couples and their offspring.

Lessons Learned from Multicultural Jewish Asian Families

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 06/28/2016

What does it mean to be Jewish and Asian? Amidst the complex conversations about race in America comes JewAsian, a groundbreaking book that explores Jewish Asian identity, by Be'chol Lashon's Noah Levitt and Helen Kim.

Chinese Kaifeng Jews Seek New Lives in Israel

Sarah Burke and Lawahez Jabari, NBC News, 03/03/2016

Yue Ting finally went "home" to Israel this week. She had been looking forward to the day for years — where she comes from there are no synagogues or rabbis.

Give Your Hanukkah Rugelach a Chinese Spin

Jake Cohen, Saveur, 12/02/2015

Far East flavors make these Jewish pastries exciting again. Classic sweet rugelach get a Chinese twist with a filling of chestnuts, goji berries, and Chinese five-spice powder.

University of Haifa, East China New University open joint research center

Hayah Goldlist-Eichler, The Jerusalem Post, 05/12/2015

Ancient Chinese Community Celebrates Its Jewish Roots, and Passover

Becky Davis, The New York Times, 04/07/2015

It was an atypical scene on an atypical occasion: a Chinese celebration of Passover, the Jewish holiday commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.