Travel to Singapore, a small city-state and one of the unique destinations in Asia for Jewish history aficionados. Discover the little-known Jewish story composed of the amazing mosaic of cultures – Baghdadi, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Armenian, and Persian.Continue reading “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore with Irene Shaland”
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“Discovering Rabbi Barbara and her book … turned a light on so many parts of my own family’s traditions, and opened my eyes to the anusim stories in my own grandparents from Calabria. I read it with tears the first time, and reread it with more tears, finding more details that I missed the first time. Thank you Rabbi Barbara! – Corbin”Continue reading “Introducing Rabbi Barbara and Her Book: The Cat That Ate the Cannoli”
Excerpt from Irene Shaland’s book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.”
Jews settled in Mumbai (Bombay) in the 18th century. First, the Baghdadi arrived in the 1730s. Then, the Bene Israel began migrating from the countryside into the city in the 1740s. Today, Mumbai has the largest Jewish community in India: 3,500 to 4,000 people, most of whom are the Bene Israel. We visited two of the city’s eight synagogues: Kenesseth Eliyahoo and Magen David. Both were built by the Sassons, the wealthiest family of the Baghdadi Jews. The elegant blue structure of the Magen David Synagogue was erected by David Sasson in 1861. Hanna and Eliyahoo were waiting for us inside.Continue reading “Meeting the Jewish Community of Mumbai India”
Jews and Aborigines: Little-Known Stories from Australia
Presenter: Irene Shaland. Date: Tuesday, January 26th , 2021, 1:00 PM
This program is hosted by The Women of Fairmount Temple. The event is FREE but a Registration is required. To register: email Janice Hirshon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Irene Shaland on an exciting virtual trip to Australia to explore this country’s history, its land, and its people. Meet an Aboriginal man, William Cooper, a hero of his people’s human rights struggle and a brave defender of the Jews during World War II.
The Return of the Jews:
Continue reading “Join us for a Free Virtual Lecture: Jewish Renaissance in Sicily, Sardinia, and Calabria”
Jewish Renaissance in Sicily, Sardinia, and Calabria
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CHANUKAH IN SICILY with Rabbi Barbara
Monday, December 14, 2020 – 6:00 pm Italy time
A ZOOM Event – Sponsored by Chavurah Ner Tamid Palermo, Sicily’s Pluralistic Jewish Congregation Porta “Chanukiyot”, candele e fiammiferi per accendere cinque le candele! Bring your Chanukah menorah, candles and matches! to light the FIFTH CANDLE
Join us for a Free Virtual Program Hosted by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage: Global Response to the Holocaust: The Islands and the Boot: Cuba – Calabria (Italy) – Malta – Corsica. Presented by Irene Shaland, the author of “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.”Continue reading “Program Hosted by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on December 9, 2020”
Global Response to the Holocaust Lecture, a free Zoom event. Free Virtual Lecture Series Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on October 14, November 11, December 9. Presented by Irene Shaland.
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 PMContinue reading “Free Zoom Lecture Travels in Jewish History Part I: Asia”