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

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro: The Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Botofogo Bay
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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!”

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.
Reservations Required: Call 216.831.4282 to register.

Orange Library Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library: 31975 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Interior of Grand Temple, Rio de Janeiro
Grand Templo Israelita in Rio: the Interior.
Opera House in Manaus, Brazil

The Opera Theater in the Heart of the Amazonian Jungle, Manaus.
Brazilian nature guide Wayne Mann-Roth
Our wonderful Amazon River cruise guide Wayne Mann-Roth, an Ashkenazi Jew

 

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

theater in Manaus, Brazil
The Opera House in the heart of the Amazonian Jungle, Manaus, Brazil

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

Inside the Grand Temple sanctuary
The Grand Temple in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Read more Jewish stories from all corners of the world in Irene Shaland’s latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories”

Medical Requirements for Travelers to Brazil, Continued

If you missed Part one of this post click here Part One

When you make an appointment at your medical system’s Travel Clinic before your trip to Brazil, they always ask you when and what country are you going.

Before you come, they prepare the packet for you with all the info and they look for guidelines of what is required. The doctor looks for recommendations issued by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/brazil 

(Click this link to see for yourself)

It is highly advisable to go, if possible, to a facility that uses the same system where your doctors are and where your records stored. Then, the system, such as for example EPIC, will show the information that you might not remember. Travel Clinics “live” within Infectious Diseases Departments. So, if you do not see travel clinic listed as a separate entity, call Infectious Diseases.

However, you are right: it is good to be prepared. They might not know that you are not up-to-date on Tetanus for example but you do need it.

First priority

  1. Tetanus
  2. Yellow fever
  3. Hepatitis A
  4. Prescriptions for Malarone (if you are going to the jungle area) and for a broad action antibiotic.

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Medical Requirements for Travelers to Brazil

Hello my fellow-travelers,

If Brazil is in your travel plans, you might find this information helpful.  Alex and I are going to Brazil in November of this year, so we decided to get our medical preparations out of the way and went to a local Travel Clinic.

We are up-to-date with all requirements: no shots, since all are up-to-date; but we needed two prescriptions for malaria pills (Malarone) and broad action antibiotics. The last one I always take with me no matter where we are going. It is based on Cipro and is a perfect help with anything, be that UTI or diarrhea.

The cost of the visit itself was $53.00 per person. Antibiotic is $6.05;   Malarone, 24 pills (start on the 19th, continue while in the jungle area and a week after your return from the Amazon) – is  $109.21.

Suggestion: go to the discounted pharmacy like Walmart or something. CVS is almost 25-30% more expensive.

If you do not have Tetanus – you need to do that anyway, no matter where you are going or even not going.

You absolutely need Yellow Fever shots (required and lasts life-time) and – most probably – Typhoid vaccine capsules (advisable and lasts 5 years).

IMPORTANT: Since Yellow Fever shots are in limited availability, do not delay your Travel Clinic visit. 

You might not be allowed to enter the country without their certificate.

More to follow next week,
Best,
Irene

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