Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Sino Judaic Institute

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.sino-judaic.org

Mission Statement

SJI promotes friendship and understanding between the Chinese and Jewish peoples and encourages and develops their cooperation in matters of mutual historical and cultural interest.

Our objectives are:

The study of the ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng and assisting its descendents as appropriate.

The study of Jewish life in Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin and elsewhere in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The support of Jewish studies programs in China.

The study of cultural intersections between Chinese and Jews, for example adoptions, literature, diasporas, etc.

The study of Sino-Israeli relations.

To cooperate with other groups whose interests lie in Sinitic and Judaic matters.

Main Programs

  1. Points East
  2. Scholarships
  3. Beit HaTikvah School in Kaifeng

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Service Areas

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International

SJI works in China and draws its support from members around the world, but primarily the US.  Likewise the reach of its publications.

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer

Self-reported

N/A N/A

Keywords

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China, Far East, Jews, Israel

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EIN

77-0076761

 Number

7610467903

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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SJI publishes Points East, a journal issued three times a year, with an international readershiChina.

 

We also award scholarships for advanced study in our fields of interest.

Programs

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Program 1

Points East

Points East is the main publication of SJI and comes out three times a year.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 2

Scholarships

SJI provides scholarships for Chinese students in Jewish Studies programs in China and also for Chinese scholars to do advanced work in Israel, the U.S. or elsewhere.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Beit HaTikvah School in Kaifeng

Support of Jewish school in Kaifeng

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$2,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

SJI works in China and draws its support from members around the world, but primarily the US.  Likewise the reach of its publications.

Funding Needs

We would like to be able to fund visiting scholars and teachers in Kaifeng--about $10,000 annually.

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The Sino Judaic Institute

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Principal Officer

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rabbi Arnie Belzer

No Affiliation

Term: July 2012 -

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