Category Archives: Jewish Story

Irene Shaland’s Lecture Draws a Large Audience at the New City Library, NY

Over 60 people attended Irene Shaland’s lecture “Scandinavia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler” at the New City Public Library, New City, NY on June 21. Some already knew Irene from her October, 2014 lecture on China. Many met … Continue reading

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Irene Shaland presents her China lecture at Touro Law School

  On April 21st, In conjunction with the Touro Law School’s co-sponsored conference in Shanghai, China, “Law & Society: The Jews of Shanghai,” Irene Shaland was invited to present her acclaimed lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” … Continue reading

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Judaica Research and Education Center in St. Petersburg, Russia

I recently attended an Educators meeting at the Jewish Federation building in Beachwood.  The meeting centered on a fascinating exhibit of old photographs from shtetls or Jewish Villages before World War I.   Titled “The Way We Looked,” the Beachwood exhibit … Continue reading

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Irene Shaland’s Lecture “Scandinavia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler” Presented at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on March 4, 2015

Irene Shaland presented her popular lecture “State of Deception: the Power of Nazi Propaganda” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage  in conjunction with the Museum’s outstanding exhibit “State of Deception: the Power of Nazi Propaganda.”  Irene based the slide … Continue reading

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Lecture at Fort Lee Library: Face-to-Face with Africa from the Jewish Perspective

FORT LEE LIBRARY PRESENTS: Irene Shaland’s Lecture Face-to-Face with Africa from the Jewish Perspective April 19th 2015, 2:00 PM The artist photographer Alex Shaland and internationally-published art and travel writer Irene Shaland, have a life-long passion for travel. Together they … Continue reading

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In Search of a Jewish Story in China Lecture Presented on Feb 25 at Mandel JCC

New chapter in China history. On February 25, Irene Shaland presented her popular lecture In Search of a Jewish Story in China at Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood, Ohio.  This lecture was sponsored by Lifelong Learning Institute and Mandel … Continue reading

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Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations

Irene Shaland’s latest article “Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations” was published in Los Angeles Jewish Journal on February 18. Please follow the link to read it: http://bit.ly/17fPUTp         Read Irene’s Jewish stories from … Continue reading

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Irene’s lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” on October 19th

Irene’s lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” on October 19th took place at the New City Library, New City, NY, an affluent suburb of the greater metropolitan New York.  It was a great success.  The room was … Continue reading

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Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

It was a hard day’s night this past Wednesday, September 3! Early afternoon we presented our Jewish stories of China for the Lifelong Learning institute and in the evening we headed to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In conjunction … Continue reading

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Masai – the Lost Tribe of Israel

Masai Warriors – “God’s Chosen People” This is a Jewish story of Africa that I found in the most unlikely of places: the vast plains of Masai Mara and Serengeti reserves. As we drove there, we saw the light-skinned, tall, … Continue reading

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