Kaifeng Jews

[caption id="attachment_26685" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chinese Jewish women embrace at Ben-Gurion Airport (photo credit: Laura Ben-David)[/caption] They’re here! For the past few months, we’ve been sharing with you the stories of five Chinese Jewish women who, with Shavei Israel’s help, received permission to make aliyah. On Monday, February...

The aliyah of the five Jewish women from Kaifeng China has been all over the news this week. Both local and international media wrote about it, and TV stations in Israel and the U.S. covered it. We’ve put together the links so you can follow...

[caption id="attachment_26448" align="alignleft" width="300"] Yue Ting in China[/caption] The aliyah from China continues. In the final installment of our series of profiles of the five young women from the Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng who have just immigrated to Israel, please meet Yue Ting. When Yue Ting made aliyah this week,...

The aliyah from China continues. We have one more in our series of profiles of the five young women from the Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng who have just immigrated to Israel. Please meet Li Yuan. When Li Yuan was a little girl growing up in Kaifeng, China, her...

[caption id="attachment_26426" align="alignleft" width="222"] Li Chengjin with her passport and visa ready for Israel[/caption] The aliyah from China continues. In our continuing series of profiles of the five young women from the Chinese Jewish community in Kaifeng who will be immigrating to Israel in the coming...

[caption id="attachment_26232" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tony (middle) just prior to his IDF induction[/caption] He’s in the army now: Tony (Hoshea) Liang is the latest Chinese Jew to join the Israel Defense Forces. Six years ago, Shavei Israel helped seven young Chinese men make aliyah from the ancient...

[caption id="attachment_26123" align="alignleft" width="225"] Gao Yichen with her passport and visa - ready to go![/caption] The aliyah from China continues. In our continuing series of profiles of the five young women from the Jewish community in Kaifeng who will be immigrating to Israel in the coming...

At 27-years-old, Li Jing is the oldest of the five women. Li grew up in Kaifeng, but studied business English at university in Xi’an, a six-hour train ride away and home to the famous Terracotta Warriors....

Shavei Israel communities around the world are celebrating Hanukah this week with song and candles and sufganiot (Hanukah donuts). Here are two more videos....