Past Events

Please review our recent Past Events to see if any of our presentations might be of interest to you. Our lectures are customizable to answer specific needs of the group or organization interested in the subjects within our field of expertise. Each lecture includes a slide show filled with beautiful photography by Alex Shaland and a commentary filled with history, practical information, and first-hand experiences.

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Past Events

October 6, 2019, 2:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Unknown Gems of the Mediterranean Jewish History: Malta and Corsica” at the New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, NY.  To register call 845-634-4997, ext. 139.

September 07, 2019, between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM  Alex Shaland will be presenting his new book “Suburbanites on Safari” during the Book signing at Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124.

August 14, 2019, 6pm 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 and open to the public, but please call  216-721-9020 to register.

July 6, 2019, 12pm-4pm 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

June 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust” at Park East Synagogue, 164 East 68th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue) New York, NY. Call 718.998.4307 to register. Lecture is sponsored by ADL/NAHOS.

June 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM 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.

May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM Alex Shaland presents his lecture “African Safari 101” during the book launch of his newly released book “Suburbanites on Safari” at Visible Voice Books located at 2258 Professor Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Call 216-961-0084 for more information.

April 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Jews of the Jungles (and Cities) in Brazil” at the New City Library, NY.  To register call 845-634-4997.

April 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM Alex Shaland participates in the Publishing Roundtable organized by the William N. Skirball Writer’s Center of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, South-Euclid Branch located at 1876 South Green Road, South Euclid, OH 44121. Register at 216-382-4880

March 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture: “An Island within an Island – In Search of Jewish Story Through 500 Years of Cuban History” at the Cuyahoga County Public Library – Orange Branch
February 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “The Art of Travel: India as a Personal Journey” at the AAWR, Cleveland Ohio.

October 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM 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.

September 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Travels in Jewish History” at the Carnegie Investment Council, 30300 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike OH 44124. Reservation required: call 216-367-4114.

May 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM 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.

May 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “An Island within an Island: Seeking Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History” at the Maltz Museum, Beachwood, Ohio. Call 216.593.0575 to register.

March 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “An Island within an Island: Seeking Jewish Story through 500 Years of Cuban History” at the New City Library, NY.  To register call 845-634-4997.

February 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, OK 2018 Annual Campaign. For registration call 918-495-1100.

February 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM Irene Shaland presents her lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China”at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. For registration call 646-437-4202.

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