The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center (1 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065) will present Survival in Shanghai, the documentary that tells this amazing yet little-known story on 4/26 at 6:15pm.
Shanghai had experienced Jewish immigration since the 1800s—when both Baghdadi and Russian contingents established themselves there—not until the 1930s did the community swell into the tens of thousands. By then, Jews fleeing Nazi persecution and hardships had almost nowhere to go. But unlike the rest of the world, which had essentially locked these people out, Shanghai welcomed them. In fact, by the time World War II started, this city harbored more EuropeanJewish refugees than anyplace else on earth, many of whom came to see China asa dearly beloved second home. There will also be a post-screening panel of survivors, who’ll discuss their incredible—and incredibly moving—journeys.
Admission is free, but you MUST register to gain entry HERE. If you would like to sit with WJOA email Robin Herman after registration. Find updates on the Facebook event closer to the event.
Please join us for our next Shabbat services and potluck. It will be held at Rachelle's apartment on Friday, April 28th at 7pm. Kindly RSVP by April 26 HERE to receive her address and to get the signup sheet (to say what you're bringing).
And as always, our potlucks are pareve/dairy only. Have questions for those attending? Go ahead and post them on the Facebookevent.
Book Club Brunch
We received lots of votes this month and it was very close! The winner is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. We'll have a book club brunch at noon on Sunday, May 7, super secret location TBD. RSVP to Jonah Schroginto join!
Have thoughts on the book that just can't wait? Feel free to share your ponderings on the Facebook event.