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.
|December 9, 2020 Irene Shaland’s virtual ZOOM lecture: “Global Response to the Holocaust, Part III: The Islands and The Boot: Cuba, Calabria/Italy, Malta, Corsica.” Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.|
|January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland’s lecture: “The Islands and The Boot: The 21sr Century Jewish Renaissance in Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria.” Hosted by Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria, Italy, and Synagogue Ner Tamid Del Sud, Serastretta, Calabria, Italy.|
|January 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Jews and Aborigines: Little-Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia .” Hosted by Fairmount Temple, Cleveland Ohio.|
|February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore.” Hosted by the New City Library, New City, NY.|
|April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore.” Hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women.|
|August 4, 2021 at 7PM 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.