It began in 998 AD when a group of Jews wandering the Silk Road came to Kaifeng, then capital of China. Emperor Zhenzong welcomed them and encouraged them to keep their own customs and rites. They settled down and from then on developed their business and cultural contacts all over China.

Later, in the 19th century, Sephardic Jewish merchants appeared in Shanghai followed in the early 1900s by large numbers of Russian Jews. And, during World War II, Shanghai became "The Port of Last Resort" for thousands of Jews escaping Nazi tyranny.

Your Jewish Heritage Tour will be filled with the exhilaration of discovery and an enriching wealth of new experiences, including the grandeur of deluxe Yangtze River cruising!

BEIJING: 3 Nights Tianlun Dynasty Hotel
Tian An Men Square Forbidden City's Imperial Palace & Museum Summer Palace Lake Kunming Cruise
Beijing Duck Dinner Party Great Wall Hutong Tour and Tea with residents at Local Home Special Shabbat Dinner and Services with Reconstructionist Jewish Community

Sofitel Hotel / KAIFENG: Day Tour
Visit sites and hear lectures relevant to Kaifeng Diaspora
Dragon Palace Wanfulou Gold Shop Jewish Quarter

XIAN: 2 Nights Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel
Terra Cotta Legion
Circle Vision Movie Bronze Chariot Shaanxi Provincial Museum Lunch with Noodle-making Demonstration Tang Dynasty Theatre Dinner Show

CHONGQING: Sightseeing Tour
Stillwell Museum

YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: 3 Nights Victoria Cruises Ship
Downstream Cruise: Chongqing
Shibaozhai Small Gorges of Daning River or Shennong Stream Three Gorges Dam Yichang

SHANGHAI: 3 Nights Hilton Shanghai Hotel
Visit sites and hear lectures in this "Port of Last Resort" for European Jews including Ohel Moshe Synagogue Old Jewish Shanghai Shabbat Dinner with Members of the Local Jewish Community Nanjing or Huai Hai Road's Emporiums Shanghai Museum Jade Buddha Temple Entertainment at Children's Palace The Bund Acrobatic Show

Optional add-on extension in Hong Kong available.

Ask about earning frequent flyer miles on United Airlines on this trip.

Airfare subject to change prior to booking.

For further information send an email with your name, address, and phone number to info@mondayswithmort.com .

This is a great way to raise funds for your synagogue or other Jewish organization, as my wife, who is a travel agent, will donate 50% of her net commission on your booking, through her, to any synagogue or other accredited Jewish charitable organization of your choice.  The tour operator is Pacific Delight Tours.  She and I will also be going on this trip.