Get to know Aleksandra (Ola) Sajdak, Senior Researcher at the Genealogy Department of the JHI
Did you know?
Did you know that the city of Kaifeng has the oldest, still existing, Jewish community in China?
Did you know that an archaeological excavation in Lithuania has revealed the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius?
Did you know that tucked away in the north-eastern Caucasus Mountains, there are Jews who have lived there since time immemorial?
Did you know that three of the organizers of the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro came from Rio's Jewish community?
Did you know that Marc Chagall, arguably the defining Jewish voice of the 20th century art world, was born in Belarus?
Did you know that in Uganda there are nine synagogues, three Jewish schools, and a community that continues to grow? Watch this clip to learn more about them.
Did you know that Iran has one of the biggest Jewish communities in the region?
Did you know that the Sarajevo Haggadah, considered a masterpiece of Jewish medieval art, has survived many close encounters with destruction throughout the centuries?
Did you know that during the Cold War, Romania was the only communist country to keep diplomatic ties with Israel?