WHAT WE DO
We travel to the four corners of the earth in search of little-known Jewish stories in the familiar and unexpected exotic places. We set these stories against the broad background of the local history, culture, traditions, and beliefs. Then, we share these stories with you in our lectures, books, blog posts, and magazine articles.
Our mission is to foster cross cultural diversity, tolerance, inclusion, and understanding around the world with an emphasis on Jewish history.
But wait, there is more! Over the years, we explored more than 70 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and many islands. So, in addition to the fascinating Jewish history, we tell stories about exotic places, people, and cultures. Our followers keen on adventure and special-interest travel will find plenty of practical advice and useful information. Browse our blogs, come to our lectures, and we are sure that you will find something interesting to read, listen to, and watch.
RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
Most virtual and in-person lectures and other events are free and open to the public. Please check our schedule for dates and times.
|November 8th, 2022 7:00 PM EST Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland will present her lecture “Rediscovering Portuguese Secrets: Little-Known Jewish History that Changed the World” hosted by New City NY Library.|
|November 13th, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST. Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Face-to-Face with Africa Through the Eyes of a Jewish Explorer” Hosted by Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, MA.|
|December 16th, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST. Free in-person event. Alex Shaland will present “Storytelling with Photos“ hosted by The Cleveland Photo Fest at the Bostwick Design Art Initiative Building, 2731 Prospect Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115.|
|December 20th, 2022 7:00 PM EST. Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland will present her lecture “The Hidden History of Jewish People on the Islands of Madeira and Azores and the Unsolved Mystery of a Sefer Torah” hosted by New City NY Library.|
January 13th, 2023 at 6:00 AM EST. Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Revealing the Secrets of Jewish History in Malta” Hosted by Abraham Presentations, U.K.
September 9, 2023 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Alex Shaland will present his children’s books “Jackie the Penguin Goes to Madagascar” and “Jackie the Penguin Goes on Safari” at the Loganberry Books Children’s and illustrated books annual event.
Event Location: Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Blvd. Shaker Hts., OH 44120 Ph: 216.795.9800
|For a complete list of our lectures and photography shows please see our Schedule|
Ready to Travel the Jewish World? We will take your interest group on a virtual trip to the most exotic and unexpected places on earth searching for treasures of Jewish history. Our Memories of the Holocaust series examines the painful past and often controversial present. Based on our exploration journeys around the globe and first-hand experience, our Meet New People and Cultures series will open new horizons and foster cross-cultural diversity and understanding.
What audiences say: “Last night’s presentation… was simply mind-blowing! I wish you could turn it into a documentary or a movie. Obviously, the questions that you are posing are not just about Jews, they are about tolerance, humanism, and probably even fate of the civilization.” – J.M. Read more audience comments.