Spies, Scholars & Statesmen: Amazing Stories about the Jews & the Japanese

May 29, 2014
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Meet the Author

Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, Lifetime Honorary Rabbi of Japan’s Jewish community and Dr. Ellen Rodman, writer, producer and President of LN Productions LLC, are coauthors of the soon-to-be-published Pepper, Silk & Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East. In this program, Tokayer and Rodman introduce some little-known figures in Jewish and Japanese history including Jacob Schiff, a Jewish financier who raised an enormous sum of money for Japan during the Russo-Japanese War; Marcus Samuel, Jr., who founded Shell Oil with help from the Japanese; Jewish musicians who taught music to Japanese young people and contributed to Japan’s cultural life; and Jewish refugees who took refuge in Japan to escape the Holocaust.
Followed by a reception.

Tickets $12/$8 Japan Society members, seniors & students.

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • 6:30 pm