Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles and Cities in Brazil
Lecture presented by IRENE SHALAND on Sunday April 14th, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published travel writer and author of several books for a captivating journey through 500 years of Jewish history in Brazil. Encounter little-known stories of Brazil discovery in the context a twisted world of the 15thcentury politics, deceptions, and intrigues. Learn about the key role the Crypto-Jews played in this country’s exploration and development. Find out why Anna Novinsky, a renowned expert in Jewish history residing in Sao Paolo, claimed that “Brazil was built by the Jews!”
Journey from the 15thto the 21stcentury of Brazilian history and visit Salvador Bahia, Manaus, the Amazon, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and the Iguassu Falls to uncover fascinating Jewish narratives of this unique country and to meet the Brazilian Jews who dwell in its cities and in the jungle.
Lecture is free, but Reservations is Required: Call 845-634-4997, ext. 139.
Address: New City Library 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York 10956
Read more Jewish stories from all corners of the world in Irene Shaland’s latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories”