Lecture Schedule

2019

Date Time Location Lecture Subject
Feb. 16, 2019 1:00 PM AAWR Irene Shaland presents her lecture “The Art of Travel: India as a Personal Journey” at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E 123rd St, Cleveland, OH. To inquire call (216) 721-9020
March 7, 2019 7:00 PM Orange Public Library Irene Shaland presents her lecture “An Island Within an Island – In Search of a Jewish Story Through 500 Years of Cuban History” at the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library
April 4, 2019 7:00 PM South Euclid- Lyndhurst Library Alex Shaland participates in the Publishing Roundtable organized by the William N. Skirball Writer’s Center of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, located at 1876 South Green Road, South Euclid, OH 44121. Register at 216-382-4880.
April 14, 2019 2:00 PM New City Library, NY Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jews of the Jungles (and Cities) in Brazil” Download flyer. Shaland_APR_14_2019_BRAZIL
May 18, 2019 7:30 PM Visible Voice Books, Cleveland Alex Shaland presents his lecture “African Safari 101″ at the book launch event for his newly released book, “Suburbanites on Safari” at Visible Voice Books, 2258 Professor Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Call 216-961-0084 for information. Download flyer: book-launch-may-18-2019
June 19, 2019 7:00 PM Maltz Museum Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust” at the Maltz Museum, Beachwood, Ohio. Call 216.593.0575 to register. Download flyer: 06-19-19 Holocaust Lecture
June 23, 2019 2:00 PM Park East Synagogue, NYC Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust” at the Park East Synagogue, 164 East 68th Street, New York, NY. Call 718-998-4307 to register. Download flyer: Lecture_Irene_Shaland_06-23-19
July 6, 2019 12pm – 4 pm Loganberry Books in Larchmere Irene and Alex Shaland participate in the Author Alley annual event organized by Loganberry Books located at 13015 Larchmere Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120 Ph. 216.795-9800 Learn more about Author Alley
August 14, 2019 6pm The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Alex Shaland presents his lecture “African Safari 101: Supporting Conservation through Ecotourism” at The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve located at 1834 E. 123rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio  44106. The event is free, but please call  216-721-9020 to register. Download flyer: Lecture-Safari-AAWR_AUG_14_2019

Past Events 2018

Date Time Location Lecture Subject
February 15, 2018  3:00 PM Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280 Irene Shaland presents her lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China.”  For registration call 646-437-4204. Download flyer Lecture 02-15-18
February 20, 2018 7:00 PM Jewish Federation of Tulsa, OK 2018 Annual Campaign Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.” Download flyer BookEvent 02-20-18
March 25, 2018 2:00 PM New City Library, NY Irene Shaland presents her lecture “An Island within an Island: Seeking Jewish Story though 500 Years of Cuban History.” Download flyer 03-25-18 Lecture
May 2, 2018 7:00 PM Maltz Museum, Beachwood, Ohio Irene Shaland presents her lecture “An Island within an Island: Seeking Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History” Call 216.593.0575 to register. Download flyer 05-02-2018 Cuba Lecture
May 19, 2018 7:30 PM Visible Voice Books, Cleveland OH Irene Shaland presents her book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” at Visible Voice Books, 2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland OH 44113. Ph. 216-961-0084. Download flyer Visible-voice-books-event-5-19-18
May 29, 2018 7:00 PM Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Travels in Jewish History.” Download flyer May-29-18_Lecture Flyer
May 30, 2018 1:00 PM Hidden Child Foundation / ADL, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158 Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.” Download flyer BookEvent 05-30-18
September 5, 2018 12:00 noon Carnegie Investment Council, 30300 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike OH 44124. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Travels in Jewish History” at the Carnegie Investment Council, Reservation required: call 216-367-4114. Download flyer: SEPT_09_05_Lecture
October 21, 2018 2:00 PM New City Library, NY  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Myanmar and Cambodia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler” at the New City Library, NY.  To register call 845-634-4997. Download flyer: Lecture_OCT_21_2018_NewCity

Did not find the lecture you would like to attend? Please take a look at the complete list of our lectures and e-mail us to find out when and where we will be presenting it. Thank you for your interest.

Past Events 2017

Date Time Location Lecture Subject
Feb.3 – Feb.28 Normal hours Appletree Books Photography Show: Wildlife Photography by Alex Shaland. For details see flyer
PhotoShow_Africa_FEB_2017
March 28 12:00 noon CWRU, Clark Bldg. Rm 206 Irene Shaland’s Lecture: “Internal Immigration and Return: Jewish Renaissance in Sicily and Sardinia” See lecture flyer: CWRU_CHF_Sicily_March_28_2017
March 30 7:00 PM Appletree Books Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories”
April 16 2:30 PM Baltimore B’nai Israel Synagogue Irene Shaland’s lecture: “In Search of a Jewish Story in China.” See lecture flyer: Lecture_China_Baltimore_2017
April 30 1-3 PM Loganberry Books Book signing: Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.”
May 7 2:00 PM New City Library, NY Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Stones Fill the Void: Visiting the Murdered Jews of Vienna.” See lecture flyer: Lecture_Vienna_MAY_07_2017
May 24 7:00 PM Maltz Museum, Beachwood, OH Irene Shaland’s lecture: Jew & Aborigines: “Little Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia.”
See: May 24_2017_Australia_HumanRights
June 1 12 noon University Hts City Hall Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Face-to-Face with Africa
July 1 12 – 4 PM Loganberry Books Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” at the Authors’ Alley, Larchmere Fair
October 18 7:00 PM  Logos Bookstore, 1575 York Ave. NYC Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” at Logos Bookstore in Manhattan, NY.  For details see: OCT_18_2017-author-event
October 19 2:00 PM Long Island, NY Hadassah Chapter Irene Shaland presents her new book at bi-annual Author Luncheon.  For details see: BOOK_EVENT_OCT_19_2017
October 22 2:00 PM New City Library, NY Irene Shaland’s lecture: Jew & Aborigines: “Little Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia.” OCT_22_2017_Lecture
November 5-7 see schedule National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA Conference, Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies. Irene Shaland presents “An Island within an Island: The Jewish Experience against the Background of Cuban History”.  For conference details see more.
November 18 1-3 PM The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Cuba: The Land, the People, the Arts–after 60 Years of Castro’s Revolution”

 Past Events: 2013 – 2016

Date Time Location Lecture Subject
Feb. 9, 2016 10:45 AM Park Synagogue, Beachwood, OH “In Search of a Jewish Story in China”. Open to Park Synagogue members.
Feb. 20, 2016 5-8 PM Opus Gallery, Beachwood, OH Irene Shaland introduces her latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.”
April 3 – April 30, 2016 Normal hours New City Library, NY Wildlife Photography Show by Alex Shaland.
April 3, 2016 2:00 PM New City Library, NY  Irene Shaland’s lecture: Face-to-Face with Africa from the Jewish Perspective.
April 24, 2016 2:00 PM Coffee Phix, South Euclid, Ohio Irene Shaland presents her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories”
June 2, 2016  7:00 PM  South Euclid – Lyndhurst Library  “Self-Publishing Round table”
June 8, 2016  7:00 PM Maltz Museum, Beachwood, OH “Rediscovering Jewish Sicily and Sardinia”
June 15, 2016 6:45 PM South Euclid – Lyndhurst Library “Stories Behind the Stories” I. Shaland presents her new book.
June 20, 2016 11:00 AM Beachwood Library Lecture: “Scandinavia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler”
June 26 – 28
2016
all day Society for Crypto- Judaic Studies Conference, SantaFé Learn about the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies.
June 28, 2016 3:00 PM Society for Crypto- Judaic Studies Conf., Santa Fé, NM Irene Shaland presents “Crypto-Jewish Identity Redefined: Jewish Renaissance in Sicily and Sardinia”
July 10, 2016  2:00 PM Beachwood Library “Stories Behind the Stories” I. Shaland presents her new book.
Aug 17, 2016 6:30 PM The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve The Woman Behind the Artist – Many Lives of Erika Bourguignon a presentation by Irene Shaland
Sept 14, 2016 7:00 PM Beachwood Library NA’AMAT presents Irene Shaland and her new book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories”
Sept 22, 2016 7:00 PM Orange Library Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Face-to-Face with Africa through the Eyes of a Jewish Explorer”
Oct 16, 2016 2:00 PM New City Library, NY Irene Shaland’s lecture: The Return of the Jews: “Jewish Renaissance in Sicily and Sardinia.”
Oct 20, 2016 7:00 PM Coventry Library Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Face-to-Face with Africa through the Eyes of a Jewish Explorer”
Oct 26, 2016 7:00 PM Cleveland Museum of Natural History Irene Shaland’s lecture: “History, Nature, and Isolation: Rediscovering Icelandic, Australian, and New Zealand Food Cultures.”
Feb. 11, 2015  10:00 AM Mandel JCC, Beachwood, OH Travel the Jewish World-Scandinavia Through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler.
Feb. 25, 2015 10:00 AM Mandel JCC, Beachwood, OH Travel the Jewish World in Search of a Jewish Story in China.
March 4, 2015 7:00 PM Maltz Museum Scandinavia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler.
Apr. 19, 2015 2:00 PM Fort Lee Library, NJ Face-to-Face with Africa from the Jewish Perspective. See: Africa Lecture Flyer
Apr.19-May 23 Fort Lee Library, NJ Photography Show: Wildlife Photography by Alex Shaland. See details: Art Show Flyer
May 12, 2015  1:00 PM  Fairmount Temple In Search of a Jewish Story in China. See China Lecture Flyer
June 21, 2015 2:00 PM New City Library, NY Scandinavia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler  See Scandinavia Lecture Flyer
Aug. 13, 2015 7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library, Orange Branch In Search of a Happy Jewish Story in India. See India Lecture Flyer
Sept. 12, 2015 1:00 PM Detroit Public Library Face-to-Face with Africa. See Detroit Africa Lecture Flyer.
Oct. 18, 2015 2:00 PM  New City Library, NY In Search of a Happy Jewish Story in India. See India Lecture Flyer
Nov.5 – Dec.1 2015  Normal hours Cuyahoga County Public Library, Orange Branch ART Photography SHOW Face-to-Face with Africa and other Wildlife by Alex Shaland
see Flyer Wildlife Photography
 Dec. 16, 2015 7:00 PM  Maltz Museum, Beachwood, OH Lecture: “Stones Fill the Void: Visiting the Murdered Jews of Vienna” See Vienna Flyer
 Jan. 18, 2014 5:00 PM  Lyndhurst, OH In Search of a Jewish Story in China
 Mar. 20, 2014  7:00 PM Orange Library In Search of a Jewish Story in China
 Mar. 15, 2014  7:00 PM Fair Lawn, NJ Following the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania
 Mar. 16, 2014 2:00 PM Public Library, Fort Lee, NJ In Search of a Jewish Story in China
 Mar. 25, 2014 7:00 PM South Euclid /Lyndhurst Library In Search of a Jewish Story in China
 Apr. 10, 2014 7:00 PM Beachwood Library In Search of a Jewish Story in China
 May 17, 2014 6:00 PM  Opus Gallery, Beachwood, OH Mysteries of Africa (as part of Alex Shaland’s  Photo-Art Show “Face-to-Face with Africa”)
July 26, 2014 6:00 PM Lyndhurst, OH Stories from Scandinavia
Sept. 3, 2014 2:00 PM Life Long Learning Rose Institute, Beachwood, OH In Search of a Jewish Story in China
Sept. 3, 2014 7:00 PM Cleveland Museum of Natural History Silk Road and  Jewish Stories of China
Oct. 18, 2014 7:00 PM Private event, Fair Lawn, NJ Stories from Scandinavia
Oct. 19, 2014 2:00 PM New City Library, New City, NY In Search of a Jewish Story in China
Dec. 20, 2014 7:00 PM Private event, Lyndhurst, OH Jewish Stories of Italy
Sept. 2, 2013 6:00 PM Cleveland, Ohio Following the Great Migration in Kenya in Tanzania
Dec. 1, 2013 12:00 PM Edgewater, NJ In Search of a Jewish Story in China
Dec. 15,2013 5:00 PM Lyndhurst, OH Following the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania

      2012

“China and Nepal: Trip Highlights”
December 15th, 2012 – Cleveland, Ohio

2011

“Peeling the Onion: Discover India and Yourself (in less than 2 weeks)”
July 23rd, 2011 – Cleveland, Ohio
June 18th, 2011 – Cleveland, Ohio
May 30, 2011 – Fair Lawn, New Jersey

 2010

“Discover the South Africa”
June 4, 26; July 30; October 2, 2010 – Cleveland, Ohio
May 25, 2010 – Fair Lawn, New Jersey

 “Big Five Face-to-Face: The Safari Adventure”
May 24, 2010 – Fair Lawn, New Jersey
July 30; October 2, 2010 – Cleveland, Ohio

2009

“Exploring and Understanding Japan”
“How to See and Understand the Japanese Art”
July 14; October12, 2009 – Cleveland, Ohio

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