The Sino-Judaic Institute welcomes new members and works with continuing members from around the world to help strengthen the relationship between the Chinese and the Jewish people. Members are the backbone of SJI, contributing ideas, doing outreach, and taking action on behalf of the Institute's overall mission. Whether you contribute financially to help send a Jewish descendant from Kaifeng to Israel, write a book review or an article for Points East, or donate historical material to the Sino-Judaic Archives at Stanford University, your support and involvement are invaluable.
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By joining the Sino-Judaic Institute, your donation helps us:
RESEARCH the ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng and the early modern Western Jewish communities of Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin and Hong Kong , where Jews have been living for over a millennium.
ASSIST the Kaifeng Jewish descendants in reconnecting with their cultural heritage, maintain links to their ancestral Jewish culture, and offer study opportunities abroad.
PROVIDE GRANTS to scholars, authors, filmmakers and others engaged in the study of Jewish life in Kaifeng, Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Hong Kong and elsewhere in the 19th and 20th centuries.
OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS to students of Judaic Studies in China.
SUPPORT Jewish Studies programs in China and foster scholarship in this field.
WORK COOPERATIVELY with scholars and students in Jewish Studies and Chinese Studies programs around the world, and with other NGOs on Sino-Jewish subjects.
ENGAGE with the contemporary Jewish communities in China on matters of mutual interest.
PUBLISH Points East and other research and information material.
PROVIDE SUBSIDIES to advance the training of Chinese scholars both in China and abroad
SEND Judaic Studies books to Jewish Studies programs in China.
ENCOURAGE increased accessibility to Jewish exhibits in Kaifeng and Shanghai.
Donations of any size are appreciated and all donations are U.S. tax-deductible.
All members of SJI receive a year-long subscription (3 issues) to Points East and access to this website's exclusive "members only" section. Donors at the Patron level or higher receive their choice of a Sino-Judaic book as well a disc of all back issues of Points East.
SJI welcomes donations of any size in support of our work. Currently we are seeking donations for the Denise Yeh Bresler Kaifeng Scholarship Fund, which was established in memory of SJI Board member Denise Yeh Bresler, who championed SJI's educational program in Kaifeng. The Fund will provide overseas opportunities for Kaifeng Jews to study Jewish traditions and culture. We also welcome support for our grant-making activities, which provide funding for academic and creative projects related to the Jewish experience in China.
Suggested donations (in U.S. dollars):
Regular Member $60
Student Clubs $50
Pay with PayPal
Send a check and a note with your name, address,
phone number and email address to:
Prof. Steve Hochstadt
Treasurer, Sino-Judaic Institute
1252 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Welcome aboard! We look forward to your active participation in the groundbreaking work of SJI.