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Irene Shaland’s latest article “A Personal Story about Holocaust” was published by The International Writers Magazine, Hack Writers

I did not travel anywhere to find this story. It lives within me, as it does within most Jewish people’s hearts and minds. These are our personal Holocaust narratives: pain and loss, lives interrupted, generations unborn, and post-war silence and … Continue reading

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Judaica Research and Education Center in St. Petersburg, Russia

I recently attended an Educators meeting at the Jewish Federation building in Beachwood.  The meeting centered on a fascinating exhibit of old photographs from shtetls or Jewish Villages before World War I.   Titled “The Way We Looked,” the Beachwood exhibit … Continue reading

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Irene Shaland’s Lecture “Scandinavia through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler” Presented at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on March 4, 2015

Irene Shaland presented her popular lecture “State of Deception: the Power of Nazi Propaganda” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage  in conjunction with the Museum’s outstanding exhibit “State of Deception: the Power of Nazi Propaganda.”  Irene based the slide … Continue reading

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In Search of a Jewish Story in China Lecture Presented on Feb 25 at Mandel JCC

New chapter in China history. On February 25, Irene Shaland presented her popular lecture In Search of a Jewish Story in China at Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood, Ohio.  This lecture was sponsored by Lifelong Learning Institute and Mandel … Continue reading

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Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations

Irene Shaland’s latest article “Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations” was published in Los Angeles Jewish Journal on February 18. Please follow the link to read it: http://bit.ly/17fPUTp         Read Irene’s Jewish stories from … Continue reading

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Irene’s lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” on October 19th

Irene’s lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” on October 19th took place at the New City Library, New City, NY, an affluent suburb of the greater metropolitan New York.  It was a great success.  The room was … Continue reading

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Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

It was a hard day’s night this past Wednesday, September 3! Early afternoon we presented our Jewish stories of China for the Lifelong Learning institute and in the evening we headed to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In conjunction … Continue reading

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Finding Home away from Home – in Africa

Finding Home away from Home – in Africa We were travelling all day: through the exotic strangeness of the Zanzibar Stone Town to the Nairobi airport’s thick mess of people and suitcases, sickening smells and deafening noises. Then again, through … Continue reading

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How to discover China off the beaten track – what does it take to preserve Jewish identity if you are a Chinese Jew?

October 2012, Again – Kaifeng, China. We are at the oldest Jewish burial place in China – with Mr. Jin in front of his life-long project, his family memorial. Our new friend dedicated his life savings and his entire life … Continue reading

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History of Confucian Synagogue in Kaifeng, China

October 2012, Kaifeng, China. As Irene hurriedly writes, Esther, a Founder and Director of the Kaifeng Jewish History Memorial Center, tells the story of her forebears. On the wall, is the 18th- century rendering of Kaifeng synagogue.  For anyone who … Continue reading

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