High Holidays Edition
Kehilat Shanghai is thrilled to celebrate its 5th Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as a community. We’ll be hosting several events during the coming weeks.
As some of you may already know, we have recently received a special donation of a historic Tora from the liberal community of Rio
De Janeiro (ARI). We will hold a special ceremony that you will not want to miss as part of the Erev Rosh Hashanah service led by visiting Rabbi David Wolfman.
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2. “A Tora comes home”- the story of a Tora that left Germany during WWI, found brief refuge in Shanghai, was moved to Brazil, and now has returned to Shanghai
3. Who is Rabbi David Wolfman and what does he have planned for High Holiday Services
4. Open Board meeting - new blood, new ideas, new direction? Challenges and opportunities for Kehilat Shanghai
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You can also contact Hadas at: 15601926145 or Arie at: 13817825201
Option for advance payment before September 10th :
Bank transfer to a Chinese bank account
Bank transfer to a Hong Kong bank account
Payments through a WeChat account
Payments in the USA- recognized for tax deductions (will bear extra 5% for transfer fees)
Payment on the night of the event will be made in cash only.
Please let us know when you RSVP your preferred method of payment and we will come back to you with more details.
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Reconnect with old friends and rediscover new ones by attending our great events throughout the weekend!
Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner
Friday, August 14 at The Renaissance Yangtze Hotel, 2099 West Yan'an Road
JDrinks is back!
This Thursday, July 16 at 7:00pm at IAPM Mall, 6-7/F, 606, 999 Middle Huaihai Road, near South Shanxi Road/ 淮海中路999号6楼606，近陕西南路
Still in town?
join us this Thursday at 7:00pm for an after work drink at "The Cut"'s rooftop terrace.
Come hang out and catch up with other Jewish professionals in Shanaghai.
Sleeping Beauties Awake: Language Revival, Cross-Fertilization and
Tuesday, July 7 7:00pm at 358 West Huaihai Road, Building 5, apartment 2002 (near Anshun Road)
Join us for a multifaceted lecture with Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann that will analyze the moral, aesthetic, epistemological, cognitive, psychological and economic benefits of language revival and diversity. With coca-colonization and homogenization there will be more and more groups added to the forlorn club of the lost-heritage peoples.
Language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration will become increasingly relevant as people seek to recover their cultural autonomy, empower their spiritual and intellectual sovereignty, and improve their wellbeing and mental health. There is an urgent need to offer perspicacious comparative insights, for example from the Hebrew revival, which is so far the most successful known linguistic reclamation.
The lecture will explore current attempts to reclaim Australian Aboriginal languages such as Barngarla.
Given capricious governmental policies, the lecture will propose (1) ‘Native Tongue Title’, legal compensation (for linguistic activities) for
Indigenous peoples who lost their tongue due to linguicide (language killing), (2) making Indigenous tongues the official languages of their region, inter alia resulting in bilingual signs, (3)
Cleverly-implemented bilingual education at schools.
Relevant links: http://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2014/september/1409493600/anna-goldsworthy/voices-land
Forthcoming free MOOC on language revival: https://www.edx.org/course/language-revival-securing-future-adelaidex-lang101x
"The Askenazi Jews in China - 1900-1949"
Wednesday, June 24 6:30pm at 358 West Huaihai Road,
Building 5, apartment 2002 (near Anshun Road)
Join us for a fascinating lecture by Dr. Liliane Willens. Liliane was born of Russian Jewish parentage in the former French Concession of Shanghai, China, where she attended a French lycee. She and her family - all stateless- experienced World War Two under the Japanese military occupation, later the Chinese civil war between the Nationalist government and the communists, the arrival of the victorious People's Liberation Army and subsequent establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Because of difficulties to obtain an immigration visa to the United States under a very restrictive quota system, Liliane lived two years under the PRC. All this is discussed in her book "Stateless in Shanghai" published in 2010.
Friday, June 19 6:45pm at The Renaissance Yangtze Hotel, 2099 West Yan'an Road (near Xingyi Road)
Join us as we continue with our Shabbat dinners! This time our guest speakers will be StandWithUs representative who will come to Beijing, Chengdu, & Shanghai, share Israel's innovation and tell why Israel is made a "Start-Up Nation"
100RMB for students
200RMB for members
220RMB for non members
Kids under the age 10: free
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Hope to see you there!
Making it in China
Wednesday, June 10 6:30pm at The Israel Business Center in Shanghai, 318 Fuzhou Road, 14F, 1408
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business in China? Do you own your own business, but feel like you are spinning your wheels? If so, then this event is for you! In the next coming months Kehilat Shanghai will partner with the Israeli Consulate and the Moishe House for a series of events between established entrepreneurs in Shanghai and those who have interest in their experience and success stories.
Join us on June 10 for our opening event - a panel discussion with 3 speakers who will present their success story, the way they have made from the beginning to where they are today, the challenges they had to face and how they adapted to the Chinese market.
About the panel
Yoav Chernitz- Yoav Chernitz is the CEO of Matrix Global China and John Bryce Training China. John Bryce provides professional Training and Talent development services to corporates. Active in China since 2007 with branches in Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. Half of the training activities are delivered by Israeli experts representing the strength of the Israeli high-tech industry. Among its customers are Intel, Marvell, HP, EMC, VMware, Alcatel, Sony, NEC, Autodesk, ZTE, China mobile, Standard chartered bank, Citi, Communication bank, Ping AN and many more.
Monte Rosen- Monte Rosen is the Managing Director and Founder of The Essential Learning Group (ELG), a social enterprise that provides full day programs and clinic services to families and children with special needs. Founded in 2006, ELG was the first organization of its kind in Shanghai and is now the largest organization in China helping children with special needs. Monte also helped create XiErSen, an official Chinese NGO that helps Chinese educators and families. Prior to ELG, Monte’s 30 year career included management positions at technology companies. He earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ariel Margalith- Ariel Margalith is the founding CEO of ARMA Ltd, a digital media consultancy and production company established in China in 2010. ARMA advises businesses how to utilize new methods of digital storytelling in order to achieve growth in the Chinese market and elsewhere. In 2014 ARMA produced work for firms such as Lavazza, Ducati, Diesel, NBBJ, Gensler, Air Liquide, CyberArk and Pearl Red. Margalith is a member of the Asian Forum on Global Governance, the BMW Young Leaders Forum and the Boao Forum for Asia. He holds a double MSc. and MA in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics (LSE) and Fudan University, Shanghai and a BSc. In Business Management and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.
6:30-6:40pm Short greeting by Mr. Arnon Perlman, Consul- General
6:40-6:50pm Presentation by Mr. Yoav Chernitz, CEO of Matrix Global China and the CEO of John Bryce Training China
6:50-7:00pm Presentation by Mr. Monte Rosen, Managing Director and Founder of The Essential Learning Group
7:00-7:10pm Presentation by Mr. Ariel Margalith, founder and CEO at ARMA Global Media Development Ltd.
7:10-7:40pm Panel discussion
A Walk Into History
Thursday, May 28 7:00pm at The Summit, Apt 702, Block 6, Lane 99, Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (Near Anfu Lu)
Join us for an interesting lecture by Ms. Lily Klebanoff, who was born in China during world war two, and is a third generation of her family to have lived in Shanghai. Ms. Klebanoff will be talking about the history of her family in China and her city Shanghai before its huge modernization program.
Drinks and snacks will be served.
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