Schedule of Events

2022 EVENTS


January 19, 2022  at 7 PM EST. Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Little-Known Jewish Stories from Czech Republic: Seeking Kafka in Prague and Prague in Kafka” from her popular series Travel the Jewish World. Hosted by the New City Library, New City, NY.

January 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST. Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Acts of Loving Kindness during the Holocaust: Unknown Stories from Malta and Corsica .” Hosted by Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria, Italy,  and Synagogue Ner Tamid Del Sud, Serastretta, Calabria, Italy.

February 6, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST. Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s presents her new book “Shaland’s Jewish Travel Guide to Malta and Corsica” at the Cleveland Mandel JCC Jewish Book Month event.

February 20, 2022 at 1:15 PM EST. Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Acts of Loving Kindness during the Holocaust: Unknown Stories from Malta and Corsica .” Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, Texas as part of the Yom Limmud Annual Program.

February 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST. Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Jews and Aborigines: Little-Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia .” Hosted by National Council of Jewish Women, New York.

March 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST. Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Undiscovered Jewish Malta – Through the Eyes of a Historian, Travel Author and Lecturer Irene Shaland.” Hosted by The Tayar Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Malta.

2021 EVENTS

January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “The Islands and The Boot: The 21sr Century Jewish Renaissance in Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria.” Hosted by Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria, Italy,  and Synagogue Ner Tamid Del Sud, Serastretta, Calabria, Italy.


January 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Jews and Aborigines: Little-Known Stories from the Human Rights Struggle in Australia .” Hosted by Fairmount Temple, Cleveland Ohio.


February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore” Hosted by the New City Library, New City, NY. 
Lecture is free but registration is required.

April 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “The Islands and the Boot: Cuba, Corsica, Malta, and Calabria” from her acclaimed Global Response to the Holocaust series. Hosted by the Congregation Bet Shalom in Woodlands, TX. This event is private.

April 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jewish Mosaic of Singapore” Hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. This event is private.

May 6, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Travels in Jeiwsh History: China, India, Myanmar, and Cambodia” from her popular series Travel the Jewish World. Hosted by Lifelong Learning of Adath Shalom Synagogue, Morris Plains NJ.

June 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM Irene and Alex Shaland present their lecture “Crazy Travel Photography & Storytelling” Hosted by Cleveland Photo Fest.

August 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “The Art of Travel: India through the Jewish History Lens – A Personal Journey” Hosted by the New City Library, New City, NY.  Lecture is free but registration is required.

October 14, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST. Zoom virtual event. Irene Shaland presents her lecture “From Europe to Asia: Norway, Sweden, China, India” from her acclaimed Global Response to the Holocaust series. Hosted by the Holocaust Resource Center of New Jersey, Kean University, Union Town, NJ.


October 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST. On-site & virtual event. In connection with the Museum’s exhibit “Shanghai: Safe Haven during the Holocaust,” Irene Shaland presents her lecture
”In Search of a Jewish Story in China.” Hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, Il.

November 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST. Irene Shaland presents her lecture ”In Search of a Jewish Story in China.” Hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. This event is private.


November Date – TBD, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST. In connection with the Museum’s exhibit “Stories of Survival,” Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Stories of Survival: Prosperity, Wars, Genocide, and Rebirth – Myanmar and Cambodia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler.” Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland, Ohio.


December 16, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST. Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jews of the Jungles (and Cities) in Brazil” from her popular series Travel the Jewish World. Hosted by Lifelong Learning of Adath Shalom Synagogue, Morris Plains NJ.


PAST EVENTS 2020


March 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jews of the Jungles (and Cities) in Brazil” at the Cuyahoga County Public Library – Orange Branch.   Sponsored by Orange Public Library, OH.   Download Flyer: lecture_jews_of_brazil .


Sept. 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents Part I  of her lecture “Travels in Jewish History” sponsored by the New City Library, New City, NY.  The lecture is free, but registration is required.

Oct. 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland presents Part II of her lecture “
Travels in Jewish History” sponsored by the New City Library, New City, NY.  The lecture is free, but registration is required.

Oct. 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s  lecture: “Global Response to the Holocaust, Part I: The Ring of Fire: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Soviet Union.” Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Nov. 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Global Response to the Holocaust, Part II: From Europe to Asia: Norway, Sweden, China, India.” Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Dec. 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM Zoom virtual event.  Irene Shaland’s lecture: “Global Response to the Holocaust, Part III: The Islands and The Boot: Cuba, Calabria/Italy, Malta, Corsica.” Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Registration is Required: