05 February 2010

Connecticut: Jews of Shanghai, Feb. 14

Learn about Shanghai's Jewish community, past and present, at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut (JGSCT), on Sunday, February 14.

The event begins at 1.30pm at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield St., Middletown.

JGSCT president Georgia Haken will speak on "The Jewish Community In Shanghai, China Yesterday And Today." The meeting is free.

She's been researching her family history for many years, especially in Germany and Austria. Since 2005, she has lived for several months at a time in Shanghai, and has researched the Jews of China.

Jewish communities have lived there since the early Middle Ages, and were cited by Marco Polo, in 1286, as an important element in the life of the country. The Shanghai community has been a linguistic, cultural, and religious mosaic, especially in the 20th century.
Founded in 1988, the JGSCT holds its meetings and houses its library at the Godfrey Library.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut, formed in 1988, houses its library at the Godfrey.

For directions and more information, visit the JGSCT.

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