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February 8, 2012 5:06 pm

China Is About to Get Jewish Education

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Jewish Chronicle – Limmud is set to land in the Chinese capital this year – and an organiser claims it could turn out to be a historic moment for Jewish life in the country.

The festival of arts and discussion is due to take place in Beijing in December, with a small-scale “taster” event timetabled for June 3.

Organiser Simon Caplan, a senior programme officer at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), said: “I first came to Beijing over a year ago and saw several Jewish populations that I felt were under-served.

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