The Jews of Italy
Jews have been living in Italy since the last
centuries before Christ, even before the destruction of the second
Temple. They've adopted local music, food, language, style and
customs. There have been tough times, but overall it is a story of
and mutual respect. We'll explore the history of Jews during the Roman
the Middle Ages, the ghettos of Venice, Mantua and Rome through
World Wars and the present day.
The Bukharian Jews
The experience of the native Jews of Central Asia - Bukharian Jews - is situated at a unique intersection of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Russian-speaking Jewish identities. We will explore the eclectic story of this millennia-old Jewish community, discovering the ways in which Bukharian Jews have developed their multifaceted and rich culture, while also shedding light on how their journey fits into the broader historical saga of the Jewish people.
Before World War II, Warsaw was the second largest Jewish city in the world. After the Holocaust many survivors left Poland, but some stayed. In the last decades, young Polish people have been discovering their Jewish roots which was often hidden by their parents and grandparents. I am one of them, and I want to share my family's story with you. I will also take you on a virtual tour of the Warsaw Ghetto remains and show you how Jewish life in Warsaw has revived.
Jews of Spain
Jewish History of Spain is one of the most glorious and most tragic passages in the history of Jewish People. For an hour and a half we'll be able to traipse together along those thrilling events and times: from the very beginning of Jewish presence and life in the Iberian peninsula, its flourishing, through its tragic interruption and into its recent revival (barely over a century ago).
Join us for a dynamic interactive trip through Bulgaria's rich Jewish heritage. You will have a chance to learn about the history and culture of the Bulgarian Sephardic Jews and the details surrounding the survival of 50,000 of them during the Holocaust. Joseph will also share personal family stories of growing up and being part of the country's vibrant. Jewish community.
History of the Jews in Argentina
The presence of Jews in Argentina goes back to the expulsion from Spain.
In the late 19th century, masses of Ashkenazi immigrants fleeing Russia
and Eastern Europe settled the country, becoming one of the largest
Jewish communities in the world. Despite waves of antisemitism,
xenophobia and terrorism, Jews have become fully integrated in most
sectors of the society.
The history of the Jews in Anatolia started 2400 years ago with the arrival of Romaniot, Mizrahim and Karaits followed later by Ashkenazim and Sephardic Jews. We will examine ancient synagogues, Jewish settlements and cemeteries as well as important events of the two World Wars. Sephardic cuisine, music, Judeo Spanish language, and ethnographic will be explained. Finally we will explore today's vibrant Jewish life.
The Jewish minority of Finland, numbering approximately 1200
people, is organised into two centers in Helsinki and Turku, which makes
it one of the northernmost Jewish communities in the world.
Finland is one of the few countries with an Eastern European (Litvak)
community that was unaffected by the Holocaust. Its double nature as an
Orthodox-rooted yet progressive Jewish congregation also makes it unique.
Stories of Jewish Budapest
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, has one of the most fascinating Jewish cultures and history in Europe. It is a community that still flourishes in spite of the many difficulties it has had throughout its long history. I would like to invite you to a virtual tour, where I will share with you stories about this community, from the time of the Austrian empire, through the Holocaust and the communist era until our present time.
Among the earliest colonial settlers of Mexico were countless crypto-Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition. For the next 300 years they were persecuted to the point of total obscurity. Mexican independence brought freedom of worship, In the 20th Century, Mexico welcomed thousands of Jews fleeing the Middle East and Europe, who established the foundations of one of the world's most prosperous communities.
From Yemen to Israel
The Jewish community of Yemen has existed since antiquity, but today
comprises less than 50 affiliated members. The past century saw the largest
waves of immigration to Israel, among which my grandmother took part. Through
conversations with her, I learned both of her personal ordeal as a child thrust
into the unknown, as well as the changing way of life for Yemenites in
The history of the Sabbatarians dates back to 16th century Transylvania (today in Romania). The Sabbatarians, who were neither Jewish nor Christian honoured the Sabbath and upheld most of the Jewish traditions. Their community acquired a deeper knowledge of rabbinical Judaism whilst adopting an increasingly strong Jewish identity. Most converted to Judaism at the end of the 19th century.