• Holocaust,  Jewish History

    Global Response to the Holocaust Lecture Part 1: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Soviet Union

    http://tabgroup-business.com/31664-dtf42630-rencontre-femme-annecy-le-vieux.html Global Response to the Holocaust Lecture, a free Zoom event. Free Virtual Lecture Series Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage October 14, November 11, December 9  Register by phone or follow the links, see below. These lectures are FREE but Registration for each event is required.  Presented by Irene Shaland Part I – The Ring of Fire: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Soviet Union – October 14  at 7:00 PM Part II – From Europe to Asia: Norway, Sweden, China, India – November 11  at 7:00 PM Part III: The Islands and the Boot: Cuba, Calabria/Italy, Malta, Corsica – December 9  at 7:00 PM  Lectures are free, but a separate registration is required for each event. Zoom link(s)…

  • Asia,  Jewish History

    Free Zoom Lecture Travels in Jewish History Part I: Asia

    band of brothers vf streaming *** New City Library, New York Presents Irene Shaland’s Free Virtual Zoom Lectures: Travels in Jewish History  *** Part I:   Asia — Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:00 PM Reservations Required:  Call 845-634-4997, ext. 139 OR Register on line at https://newcity.librarycalendar.com/events/travels-jewish-history-part-1-burma-cambodia-china-india Join Irene Shaland, the author of “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories,” for a fascinating two-part talk about her travels through Jewish history in six countries on two continents. In Part I:  

  • Africa,  Books,  Safari,  Travel Photography

    Today Only $0.99 Sale on Amazon Kindle “Suburbanites on Safari”

    Today Only $0.99 Sale on Amazon Kindle “Suburbanites on Safari” A book about adventures of 4 friends on their first African safari Follow the link   https://amzn.to/2BXxBYB  to download and enjoy this book. “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has been delightfully shared. Funny and witty. Footsteps well worth following.” –Philip Coetzee, South Africa, Advanced Nature Guide, author of Birds for Beginners. “If a trip to Africa is in your plans, this entertaining and informative book, jam-packed with photos of animals and birds, will help you make the first step on the way to your dream. If you are interested in wildlife, nature, and animal protection, the story will…

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    Jewish History,  Lecture

    Schedule of 2020 Jewish History Lectures by Irene Shaland

    Upcoming Jewish History Lectures Presented by Irene Shaland: September, October, December 2020 “…memory is the keyword, which combines past and present, past and future…” Elie Wiesel An internationally-published writer and educator Irene Shaland invites you to embark on a journey through the painful past and often controversial present of twelve countries on three continents to understand how and why various nations around the world respond to the Holocaust remembrance. Date Time Location Lecture Subject Sept. 30, 2020 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event Irene Shaland presents Part I of her lecture “Travels in Jewish History” sponsored by the New City Library, New City, NY.  The lecture is free, but registration is required. To register…

  • Jewish History

    Travels in Jewish History: Free Zoom Lecture

    Travel through Jewish history in Asia and Mediterranean with an internationally-published art and travel writer and lecturer Irene Shaland. Join her for a fascinating two-part talk about her search for little-known fascinating stories about Jewish people in six countries on two continents. In Part I: Journey through Asia exploring little-known events in the history of Chinese Jews, and Jews in India, Myanmar (Burma), and Cambodia. In Part II: Travel to the beautiful Mediterranean islands of Malta and Corsica whose Jewish history manifests a fascinating trajectory still under-the-radar for most travelers and historians. Seeking Jewish narrative all over the world, Irene and her husband-photographer Alex have visited over 70 countries and…

  • Books,  Jewish History,  Travel Tips

    Jewish Diaspora Book Review

    We came across a recent review of Irene Shaland’s book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Tales of Jewish Diaspora, Persecution, the Holocaust and Rebirth in Europe, Africa and Asia” and want to share it with our readers. Reviewed by  Beverly Friend, Ph. D., Professor of English at Oakton Community College, Executive Director of the China Judaic Studies Association. “When this book came out, I emailed a brief blurb to the China/Judaic Studies list, noting the cities and countries covered.  However, Chapter 4, on Kaifeng, is  of special interest.  Reading Shaland’s words brought back many memories of the time I was there in 1993 leading a group of…

  • History,  Jewish History,  Lecture

    Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean

    The Return of the Jews: Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean Irene Shaland’s Virtual Presentation Tuesday, June 30th, 2020  7:00 PM via Zoom Registrations for this Zoom based lecture is required. Click here to register  OR — Call 845.634.4997 to register. In her Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean lecture Irene Shaland invites you to travel to the south of Italy that presents an unusually optimistic chapter in the history of the Jewish Diaspora. Visiting with Irene the islands of Sicily and Sardinia and the tip of the Italian “boot,” Calabria, you will discover a world of little-known Jewish history: centuries marked by fear and secrets, decades filled with the search for…

  • Holocaust,  Jewish History

    Help The Dao of Being Jewish Reach New Readers

    If you read my latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” and liked it please help it reach a wider audience. Amazon Customer Reviews are critical for a book to be noticed. Even a one-sentence short review would make a big difference. A potential reader seeing that other people have read the book and expressed their opinion of it would be more likely to look further and decide if my book deserves their attention. If you read either the paperback or the Kindle edition of my book, please tell others what you think about it and write an honest Amazon Customer Review.  Please click here to review “The…

  • America,  Brazil,  General,  Jewish History,  Lecture,  Photography,  South America,  Travel Photography

    Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles (and cities) in Brazil

    Save the Date: Free Lecture: Jews of the Jungles (and cities) in Brazil Presenter: Irene Shaland Orange Library Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library Thursday March 19th, 2020 at 7:00 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 15thcentury’s context of a twisted world of 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!”…

  • Corsica,  Europe,  France,  History,  Holocaust,  Jewish History,  Lecture,  Photography,  Travel Tips

    Unknown Gems of the Mediterranean Jewish History: Malta and Corsica

    Free Lecture at New City Library: Unknown Gems of the Mediterranean Jewish History: Malta and Corsica Sunday October 6th, 2019   2:00 PM The Malta archipelago, a miniscule spot in the middle of the Mediterranean, still remains unknown to most US travelers. And this is a pity, because if you do visit Malta, you will be forever inspired and spiritually enriched by the magical beauty of this gem that remains still-hidden for many. And don’t be fooled by Malta’s size: this tiny nation packs an extraordinary amount of history, including Jewish history, into its three compact islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. From Israelites sailing there with Phoenicians three thousand years ago,…