Schedule of 2020 Jewish History Lectures by Irene Shaland

Rabbi Barbara Aiello

https://bestimo.com/bs.affix Upcoming Jewish History Lectures Presented by Irene Shaland:
September, October, December 2020

“…memory is the keyword, which combines past and present, past and future…” Elie Wiesel

look at this website An internationally-published writer and educator Irene Shaland invites you to embark on a journey through the painful past and often controversial present of twelve countries on three continents to understand how and why various nations around the world respond to the Holocaust remembrance.

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Sept. 30, 2020 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. To register call 845-634-4997, ext. 139.
Oct. 7, 2020 7:00PM 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. To register call 845-634-4997, ext. 139.
Oct. 14, 2020 7:00PM Zoom virtual event Irene Shaland’s virtual ZOOM 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. Separate Registration for Each Part is Required: Follow link to registration: https://bit.ly/2R1Pida
Oct. 15, 2020 4:30 PM Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University, NJ Irene Shaland presents her lecture “Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust” at the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083. To register call 908-737-4633.
Nov. 11, 2020 7:00PM Zoom virtual event Irene Shaland’s virtual ZOOM lecture: “Global Response to the Holocaust, Part II: From Europe to Asia: Norway, Sweden, China, India.” Hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Separate Registration for Each Part is Required: Follow link to registration: https://bit.ly/3jSQRXy
Dec. 9, 2020 7:00PM Zoom virtual event Irene Shaland’s virtual ZOOM 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. Separate Registration for Each Part is Required: Follow link to registration: https://bit.ly/2Za26mc

 

More about Irene Shaland:

Irene Shaland is an internationally-published art and travel writer, educator, and lecturer focusing on the rich tapestry of global Jewish experiences, culture, and heritage. A member of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, she is a presenter at the Society’s annual conferences and contributor to its HaLapid academic journal.  Irene is a contributing author and lecturer at Siegal College of Jewish Studies, Touro Law School of New York, the Center for Jewish History Research, the American Sephardic Federation in New York, and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Irene authored three books, including recently published “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories” and numerous magazine articles on Jewish history and cultural travel published in such American, Canadian, and U.K magazines as The Baltimore Jewish Times, The Boston Forward, Chicago Jewish News, The Jewish Journal of Greater Boston, Cleveland Jewish News, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Jews News, Hackwriters Literary Online UK magazine, Holiday Magazine – France/UK, IMAGE Magazine, The Jewish Journal of San Antonio, Jewish Life Magazine, Jewish Montreal, L’Chaim Magazine of the Intermountain Jewish News, London Jewish Telegraph, Los Angeles Jewish Times, The Lotus, Montreal Jewish Magazine, Northern Ohio Life, Orange County Jewish Life, Jewish Chronicle – Pittsburgh, ROMAR Travel, San Diego Jewish Journal, Shelanu – Kenya, Sino-Judaica Institute Academic Magazine, Theater Journal, Tikkun Magazine, The Toronto Jewish Tribune, Washington Jewish Week, ZEEK Magazine, and 5 Towns Jewish Times.

 

Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean

The Return of the Jews: Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean
Irene Shaland’s Virtual Presentation

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020  7:00 PM via Zoom

Registrations for this Zoom based lecture is required. Click here to register 

OR — Call 845.634.4997 to register.

In her Jewish Renaissance in the Mediterranean lecture Irene Shaland invites you to travel to the south of Italy that presents an unusually optimistic chapter in the history of the Jewish Diaspora. Visiting with Irene the islands of Sicily and Sardinia and the tip of the Italian “boot,” Calabria, you will discover a world of little-known Jewish history: centuries marked by fear and secrets, decades filled with the search for one’s identity, and courage to defy conventions by reinventing oneself.

These are the stories of B’nei Anousim, or “children of the forced ones” from the south of Italy. The elimination of institutional Judaism by the infamous 1492 Edict of Expulsion and the Inquisition did not mean the end of Judaism itself. The destruction of synagogues and the burning of “Judaizers” five centuries ago forced the Jews of Sicily and Sardinia to take their traditions down to the cellars of their homes where the memories and stories were kept alive, even when descendants forgot their exact meaning.

And now, the number of those with a “call of blood,” who think they have Jewish ancestry and want to learn more about it, or even embrace their newly-discovered heritage, is on the rise throughout the south of Italy. Let the story of the Anousim lead you into the world of hope – the cultural and spiritual reawakening – The Return of The Jews.

In visiting Calabria with Irene, you will also discover how the Jews from the south of Italy coped with- and persevered through- Coronavirus Pandemic.

Rav di Mauro, leader of Jewish Renaissance in Siracusa, Sicily.
Rav di Mauro of Siracusa, the first Rabbi in Sicily after 500 years of expulsion. Photo by Alex Shaland.

 

Palermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral embraced the best of all architectural styles of medieval Sicily: Romanesque, Arab, Norman, and Byzantine. Photo by Alex Shaland.

 

Nora Stone of Sardinia
Nora Stone of Sardinia, 11th cent. BCE. The first Semitic alphabet invented by Phoenicians. Photo by Alex Shaland.

 

Rabbi Barbara Aiello a key figure in the Jewish Renaissance of South Italy
Rabbi Barbara Aiello, the leader of the Anousim movement and the first female Rabbi in Italy, demonstrates blowing a shofar in the synagogue of Calabria, the first synagogue in the south of Italy since the expulsion. Photo by Alex Shaland

Learn more about the presenter Irene Shaland

Take a look at Irene Shaland’s latest book “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories