Jewish Lives in China
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge St.
212-219-0888 Price: $5-14
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Jewish immigration to New York is a well-researched phenomenon, but tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants also traveled east from their homes looking for new freedom and opportunity. In this talk, panelists will explore the oft-forgotten history of Jewish communities in Harbin and Shanghai—refugees and fortune seekers from Odessa and Bukhara to Baghdad—that have now all but disappeared. Before the event, join artist Steven Lane, whose work is featured in Harbin, China | Past/Present, for a gallery walk to discuss his work, his connection to Harbin, and his art-making, teaching and experiences in Harbin and other locations in China. Lane’s talk begins at 5:45 PM and a $5 add-on ticket to your panel ticket is required to attend.
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Harbin, China | Past/Present and in partnership with China Institute.
Jim Ross is associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University. He received his BA from Yale University and his MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University. He is the author of three books including Escape to Shanghai: A Jewish Community in China (Free Press, 1994), and an editor of The Image of Jews in Contemporary (China Academic Studies Press, 2016).
Irene Clurman has been a journalist, arts writer, yoga teacher and synagogue education director. She lives in Evergreen, Colorado, where she leads dream workshops and maintains a website on the history of the Harbin Jewish Community.Buy tickets/get more info now