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The Many Faces of the 1930s Shanghai Jewish Community

Sunday, February 25, 2024 16 Adar I 5784

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Many Faces of the 1930s Shanghai Jewish Community
with Susan Blumberg-Kason
Sunday, Feb. 25 @ 2 pm at OPT
in person only
Registration required with NCJW.

The 1930s Shanghai Jewish community is usually discussed hand in hand with the twenty thousand Jewish refugees from Germany and Eastern Europe. But there were already several Jewish communities in Shanghai by the time the refugees arrived.

Susan Blumberg-Kason will talk about the Baghdadi Jewish community headed by Victor Sassoon and the Kadoorie family, along with Russian Jewish musicians, the earliest German Jewish refugees, and American Jewish writers, all of whom made Shanghai home. Susan Blumberg-Kason has been a member of Oak Park Temple for the past 15 years and is the author of Bernardine's Shanghai Salon, a new book that includes never-before-told stories from the glitz and glamour of 1930s Shanghai. The Book Table has copies in stock, so you can bring a copy for Susan to sign. The talk will be preceded by a tea tasting with Chinese dessert, and we have some gifts to randomly share with a few lucky participants. 

Registration required with NCJW.

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