Shang-Chai: Reflections on My Time in Asia's Jewish Community
How much do North American Jews know about the Jewish communities in the Far East? Usually, not so much! Before I learned of a job opportunity to serve Kehilat Shanghai, I had no idea there was a significant Jewish community (and Jewish history) in many cities around Asia. In this presentation, I'll share a bit of historical context especially about Shanghai's Jewish history, and provide a sense of the landscape of the current situation in the Asian Jewish communities (both pre- and post- pandemic).