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.
Most virtual and in-person lectures and other events are free and open to the public. Please check our schedule for dates and times.
|February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore.” Hosted by the New City Library, New City, NY.|
|April 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST Zoom virtual event. In commemoration of Yom HaShoa Irene Shaland presents her lecture “The Islands and the Boot: Cuba, Corsica, Malta, and Calabria” from her acclaimed Global Response to the Holocaust series. Hosted by the Congregation Bet Shalom in Woodlands, TX. This event is private.|
|April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore.” Hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women.|
|May 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Travels in Jeiwsh History: China, India, Myanmar, and Cambodia” from her popular series Travel the Jewish World. Hosted by Lifelong Learning of Adath Shalom Synagogue, Morris Plains NJ.|
|June 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST Irene and Alex Shaland present their lecture “Crazy Travel Photography & Storytelling.” Hosted by Cleveland Photo Fest.|
|August 4, 2021 at 7 PM EST Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “The Art of Travel: India through the Jewish History Lens.” Hosted by the New City Library, New City, NY.|
|We are finalizing our 2021 lecture schedule. Stay tuned.|
|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.