Jewish Communities in Asia: Russia, China and Japan

Winter 2019

Monday afternoon 12.45-2.45pm
From: 29 July 2019
To: 23 September 2019
Helen Webberley
8 week course (July 29, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23)

Post-Revolution, European Jews migrated to China, Japan and Far Eastern Russia in the thousands.

What was it that prompted the flow of these Jews to the far east, and attracted them to cities like Harbin, Shanghai and Tianjin?

How did they maintain their schools, hospitals, synagogues, newspapers and language – and what were their lives like?

This course will delve into this tumultuous time when Jewish life in Asia thrived.

Image caption:

Torah Finials (Rimmonim)
c.1950s, Iran
Wood, silver, paper, ink, glass, 260 x 110 x 10mm
Acquired with funds from the Lubofsky Acquisition Fund
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection, 11392

Cost

Early bird until 15 July
$240 Museum member
$265 Non-member

General
$265 Museum member
$290 Non-member
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