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From Poverty to Culture: The Refugee Community in Shanghai During World War ll
The eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration
Sunday May 18th 2pm
Venue: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21208
The Risch memorial program is our largest and most important annual event in our calendar year. Each year we focus on a different aspect of the topic of immigration. This year, as JMM looks at cultural ties between the Chinese and the Jewish communities through its Project Mah Jongg exhibit, we have invited a very special expert on the Jews of East Asia to be our featured speaker. Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, former rabbi of the Jewish community of Japan and author of the Fugu Plan, will deliver the keynote presentation
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We are just a few days away from the opening of Project Mah Jongg. Throughout the last month the team has busily been preparing. Ilene has been developing activities for kids, Trillion has been working on program concepts and Rachel has been applying her creativity to ways to let people know the exhibit is here. As for me, I’ve been using my weekends to research a little bit about the history of Jews and board games. …. continue reading.