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!”
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