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Jewish Life in China: Tales from the Far East
November 17, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm CET
For many people it is surprising to learn that there is a long and rich history of Jewish communities in China. In this talk we will explore the three places with the most relevant historical presence of Jews: Kaifeng (where a community was established in the Middle Ages and whose descendants still live today); Harbin (where a community from Russia thrived around the Trans-Siberian Railway), and Shanghai (where thousands of Jews came as refugees during WWII). We will also learn how Jewish life is today for those who currently live in China
With your contribution you will also be donating to Moishe House Beijing. A Moishe House is a place where young adults in their 20s come together and create vibrant Jewish communities. There are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries around the world. Each Moishe House community is uniquely shaped by a group of residents who live together and host programs for their peers.
Pablo Faivel Levinton was born in Argentina, where he graduated in Economics. After having worked in the energy sector he got bored of the routine and decided to start a new challenge by studying a master’s degree in Beijing, China, where he lived since 2017.
As a passionate traveler and advocate of Jewish culture, Pablo has studied Yiddish from his youth and traveled intensively, participating in different local Jewish communities wherever he has been. He runs a popular YouTube channel dedicated to visiting faraway places around the world where there are, or have been, Jewish communities. In regular episodes that blend English, Spanish, Yiddish, and Mandarin he shows his journeys and adventures to his more than 75,000 subscribers.