Shavei Israel | Kaifeng Jews: Personal Stories

Kaifeng Jews: Personal Stories

[caption id="attachment_26448" align="alignleft" width="300"] Yue Ting in China[/caption] The aliyah from China continues. In the final installment of our series of profiles of the five young women from the Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng who have just immigrated to Israel, please meet Yue Ting. When Yue Ting made aliyah this week,...

The aliyah from China continues. We have one more in our series of profiles of the five young women from the Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng who have just immigrated to Israel. Please meet Li Yuan. When Li Yuan was a little girl growing up in Kaifeng, China, her...

[caption id="attachment_26426" align="alignleft" width="222"] Li Chengjin with her passport and visa ready for Israel[/caption] The aliyah from China continues. In our continuing series of profiles of the five young women from the Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng who will be immigrating to Israel in the coming...

[caption id="attachment_26232" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tony (middle) just prior to his IDF induction[/caption] He’s in the army now: Tony (Hoshea) Liang is the latest Chinese Jew to join the Israel Defense Forces. Six years ago, Shavei Israel helped seven young Chinese men make aliyah from the ancient...

[caption id="attachment_26123" align="alignleft" width="225"] Gao Yichen with her passport and visa - ready to go![/caption] The aliyah from China continues. In our continuing series of profiles of the five young women from the Jewish community in Kaifeng who will be immigrating to Israel in the coming...

Tuvia Gering had never been to China. Growing up, he never met anyone from China. He wasn’t even a particular fan of Chinese food. But beginning in his last year of high school, Gering became fascinated with the Chinese language. Using just video lessons he...

What do the Chinese people as a whole know of the small Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng? Not much, says Aaron Wood, who was born in Beijing, grew up entirely oblivious of Jews and Judaism, and yet today lives as an observant Jew in the...

Heng Shi is a Chinese Jew, born and raised in the city of Kaifeng, along the banks of the Yellow River, among hundreds of people in Kaifeng who are descendants of the city’s Jews. Through Shavei Israel's help, he made aliyah and now lives in...

[caption id="attachment_9706" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Xue Fei"][/caption] "My deep Jewish soul was elevated" - Xue Fei, 24, from Kaifeng, China, tells his story for Rosh Hashana. I was born into a regular Chinese family: A father, a mother and a child – me. My...