Kaifeng Jews

Just in time for Shavuot, the holiday celebrating the giving of the book that shaped the Jewish people, Shavei Israel is pleased to announce that we have revamped our online bookstore, making it much easier to shop and buy Jewish study materials – for Shavuot...

"When a Chinese person hears that you are Jewish or from the State of Israel, their tendency is to treat you with great wisdom," explains Dr. Yoram Evron from the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Haifa. Read this fascinating interview with Dr....

Over the past two years, a series of disturbing developments has taken place in Kaifeng, China, one that threatens the future of the city's tiny Chinese Jewish community. Inexplicably, certain local authorities have launched what can only be described as a crackdown on any expression...

Gao Yichen, Yue Ting, Li Jing, Li Yuan and Li Chengjin, the five Chinese Jewish women who made aliyah earlier this month with Shavei Israel’s help, are now all settled in and studying at Midreshet Nishmat – the Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study...

It's been a busy week for Gao Yichen, Yue Ting, Li Jing, Li Yuan and Li Chengjin, the five Chinese Jewish women who made aliyah last week with Shavei Israel's help. After their emotional departure from Kaifeng (see picture above) and their subsequent arrival at Ben-Gurion...

[caption id="attachment_26685" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chinese Jewish women embrace at Ben-Gurion Airport (photo credit: Laura Ben-David)[/caption] They’re here! For the past few months, we’ve been sharing with you the stories of five Chinese Jewish women who, with Shavei Israel’s help, received permission to make aliyah. On Monday, February...

The aliyah of the five Jewish women from Kaifeng China has been all over the news this week. Both local and international media wrote about it, and TV stations in Israel and the U.S. covered it. We’ve put together the links so you can follow...

[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...