Families with Children from China New England

Kreplach & Dim Sum— Yes, there are Jews in China! Shabbat Dinner and Performance

  • 21 Jun 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • New England Historical Genealogical Society | 99-101 Newbury St, Boston

Join acclaimed musician and presenter Robyn Helzner and the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center in partnership with the Chinese Historical Society of New England, for a special evening of music, education, entertainment, and dinner.

The extraordinary presence of Jews in China is celebrated in this unforgettable presentation featuring lively stories, photos, video, and music. Learn about the history of Jews in China from the 8th and 9th century to present day, focusing on the areas of Kaifeng, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Items from the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center and CHSNE archives will also be on display. Kosher-style dinner will be catered by Mei Mei. 

$36 per person


About Robyn Helzner: A leading interpreter of World Jewish Music, Robyn has appeared in concerts throughout North America and in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The moving story of her underground performances in the Soviet Union, which led to sold-out concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, was told on the Public Television program, Chanukah–A Celebration of Freedom. Robyn served as the Cantor for the United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong and officiated at the first bar mitzvah celebrated in Beijing. She has released five recordings. Hearts Awaken, A Fire Burns, and Signs & Wonders, feature the Robyn Helzner Trio. Clap Your Hands and I Live in the City are beloved by children worldwide. She currently serves as a cantor at synagogues in Washington, D.C., and leads Jewish Heritage Tours to China, Spain, the Balkans, and Morocco.

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