Category Archives: History

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 … Continue reading

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Discovering Jewish Connections in Sardinia

Sardinia is an island famed for its unearthly beauty. Sardinia is second only to Sicily in its size among the Mediterranean islands. Like Sicily, Sardinia attracted numerous waves of invaders: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, the Italian city-states of Pisa … Continue reading

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Jews of the Jungles and cities in Brazil – Free Lecture in New City NY

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 … Continue reading

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In Search of a Jewish Story in Cuba

  Cuyahoga County Public Library — Orange Branch — PRESENTS Irene Shaland’s Lecture An Island within an Island: In Search of a Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History  Thursday          March 7th2019                      7:00 PM Lecture is FREE, but advance registration … Continue reading

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THE JEWISH GREETING FOR THE SECULAR NEW YEAR

Reprinted with permission of the author, Rabbi Barbara Aiello Throughout Israel, especially in Tel Aviv, the last day of the year is “party night.” On December 31st Israelis will celebrate along with the rest of the world but instead of … Continue reading

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Free Lecture at New City Library, NY: Jews in Myanmar and Cambodia

Presented by Irene Shaland Sunday October 21st 2018  at 2:00 PM New City Library: 220 N. Main Street, New City, New York Advance registration required. Call 845.634.4997 to register. This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you … Continue reading

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Free Lecture: “Travels in Jewish History” at Carnegie Investment Council

Join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published art and travel writer, educator, and lecturer, for a fascinating talk about her travels through Jewish history in Burma, India, China, Cuba, and Cambodia. Seeking Jewish narrative all over the world, Irene with her husband-photographer … Continue reading

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Travels in Jewish History Lecture in NYC

Center for Jewish History, NYC presents Irene Shaland’s Lecture TRAVELS IN JEWISH HISTORY Tuesday  May 29 2018   7:00 PM If you are interested in Jewish history, join Irene Shaland, an internationally-published art and travel writer, educator, and lecturer, for a fascinating … Continue reading

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Book Event at Visible Voice Books

        Book Event at Visible Voice Books:   Irene Shaland and her new book  The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories    Saturday   May 19th 2018   7:30 PM  Limited seating.  Advance registrations strongly suggested. Call 216-961-0084 to register. … Continue reading

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Lecture at Maltz Museum: Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History

Cost: $12 general; $6 Maltz Museum members. Limited seating. Call 216.593.0575 to register. The Cuban Jewish story reflects a struggle for survival through assimilation and acculturation.  It is also based on a narrative depicting not a single community but rather … Continue reading

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