JEWISH REFUGEES IN SHANGHAI (1933-1941)Concurrent exhibit on display at St. Paul JCC’s Gallery Walk
March 19 – May 7, 2015
Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941) tells the human story of some 18,000 Jews who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to Shanghai, where they lived for many years as stateless refugees. This exhibit brings history to life with photos, personal stories and artifacts from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee’s Museum, located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in Shanghai. While on display in Minnesota the exhibit will also feature photos, stories, and artifacts from four “Shanghailanders” who have roots in Minnesota. Additional events will be coordinated by the sponsors and hosted throughout the Twin Cities community
EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING EVENT - March 19, 2015
RECEPTION - 5 PM,
WELCOME & REMARKS - 6PM
PANEL - 7 PM
This exhibit was created by the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and is traveling to several Confucius Institutes across the United States. The Minnesota exhibit is coordinated by The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota, The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, and the Sabes JCC
Additional partners include: University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies; University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; St. Paul JCC
SCOTS JEWS: IDENTITY, BELONGING AND THE FUTUREConcurrent exhibit on display at St. Paul JCC’s Gallery Walk
May 21 – June 25, 2015
The Scottish Jewish community dates back to the 1700s and has contributed significantly to Scottish life, yet little is known about it. This contemporary photography exhibition features Jewish life from across Scotland, reflecting a diverse community maintaining its traditions while also embracing Scottish culture. This is a unique project never before undertaken and may never be repeated because the community is in decline, now numbering around 6,000. The exhibition recently launched at the Scottish Parliament and has been touring throughout the world with its next stop in the Twin Cities.
The photography in this exhibition is by London based artist Judah Passow, Passow’s work has been published extensively by all of the leading British newspapers and their associated magazines. His work has been featured in international publication as well.