|Jews of Kaifeng Resource Page
|Jews of Persian origin settled in Kaifeng.
The Kaifeng Jews constructed a synagogue
The synagogue was rebuilt. The first stone
monument erected by the community
provides a history of the Kaifeng Jewry.
The synagogue was repaired. The 1512
stone monument erected.
Ai Tien, a Kaifeng Jew, met Fr. Matteo Ricci
in Peking. The outside world knew about the
Kaifeng Jewry for the first time.
A Yellow River flood destroyed Kaifeng. The
synagogue was destroyed, but about 200
Jewish families survived.
Rebuilding of the synagogue commenced.
Dedication of the eighth rebuilding of the
synagogue. 1663 stone monument erected.
Tenth and final rebuilding of the synagogue.
Foreign missionaries were expelled from
China. The Kaifeng Jews were once again
cuff off contacts with the outside world.
A major Yellow River flood struck Kaifeng.
The last Rabbi died.
Eight Hebrew manuscripts were sold.
Six Torah scrolls and many other Hebrew
manuscripts were sold, the Bridwell Scroll
The Taiping rebellion. Many Jews fled
Another Yellow River flood struck Kaifeng.
Last attempt to re-build the synagogue
The synagogue site was sold.
|Chronology of the
Kaifeng Jewish community