Shanghai’s Extraordinary Jewish Legacy

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Join us for this fascinating historical tour of Jewish Shanghai. From the 1840s to 1950, waves of Jewish immigrants from Baghdad, India, Russia and Central Europe left their mark on Shanghai. We will start at the Bund exploring the Baghdadi Jewish heritage of our city. Then we will visit various places in Hongkou district, including the Ohel Moshe synagogue (now the Shanghai’s Refugees Museum), a monument in HouShan Park, and a Chinese (formerly Jewish refugee) home. Bring comfortable walking shoes, your camera and a snack to eat along the way. Our guide, Dvir Bar-Gal, is an Israeli photojournalist and documentarian. Since arriving in 2001, Bar-Gal has documented the transformation of his new home and has worked on various projects to preserve the city’s Jewish heritage.

Sunday, March 19

9:15am registration, 9:30am to 2:30pm

Fairmont Peace Hotel (Heping Fandian)
(meet at the front entrance)
20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
南京东路20号, 近中山东一路

The Bund area

RMB 350
(includes transportation during tour and entrance fees except Huoshan Park entrance fee, if needed)

Please email by March 5, under subject type “Jewish Legacy” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after March 5. SEA coordinator is Beth Howder, mobile: 150-0017-4461.