Virtual Walking Tour: Lima Peru
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by Madeleine Roodberg
6d ago
In this livestreamed, virtual tour we will learn about the history of the Jewish community of Peru’s capital city of Lima, focusing especially on its colonial roots during the period of the Spanish occupation of Peru. We will follow the footsteps of one of the most important representatives of this 17th century “secret” Jewish community of Lima, Manuel Bautista Perez, a Portuguese merchant accused of being Jewish in 1635, and later killed by the inquisition in 1639. We will also learn about the Inquisition of Lima and the history of the “Autos de fe” in the new world.  ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: Batumi, Georgia
Museum of Jewish Heritage » Virtual Travel
by Madeleine Roodberg
6d ago
Discover the rich Jewish heritage of Batumi, Georgia on this livestreamed, virtual tour. We will see the historic Great Synagogue of Batumi, built in 1904, a key landmark reflecting the architectural and religious significance of the city’s Jewish community. We’ll learn about the contributions of the Jewish population to Batumi’s cultural and economic life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The tour also covers the community’s experiences during periods of upheaval, such as Soviet repression and World War II, and highlights ongoing efforts to preserve and celebrate Jewish ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: Celebrating Heritage and Tradition at the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival
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by Matteo Sorgo
2M ago
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Krakow’s Jewish community during the renowned Jewish Culture Festival. On this livestreamed, virtual walking tour, we will explore the vibrant Kazimierz district, the heart of the city’s Jewish community and the festival’s venue. Our guide will show us the beauty of historic synagogues including the Remuh Synagogue and the Old Synagogue, and delve into the stories and traditions that have shaped Krakow’s Jewish community. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of Ulica Szeroka, the main street of Kazimierz, and discover the hidden gems of Jewish culture ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: The Jewish Community of Prague
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by Matteo Sorgo
2M ago
Explore the rich history of the Jewish community of Prague dating back to the tenth century in this livestreamed, virtual walking tour. Our guide will show us the Spanish Syngogue, the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, and the oldest synagogue still in use in Europe, the Old New Synagogue. Hear inspiring stories of persistence, rescue, and the impact of World War II, from the Terezin Ghetto to the spectacular Petschka Palace. Co-presented with Wowzitude. The post Virtual Walking Tour: The Jewish Community of Prague appeared first on Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to t ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: The Jewish Community of Budapest
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by Sydney Yaeger
2M ago
Discover the vibrant culture of Jewish Budapest on this livestreamed, virtual walking tour. Our guide will bring us through the heart of the historic Jewish quarter of Pest – one of the city center’s most intriguing areas. We’ll see Europe’s largest synagogue, the magnificient Dohány Street Synagogue, and explore the history of Pest’s Jewish community. We’ll learn about the community’s origins, why congregations separated, and the differences between Neolog and Orthodox Jews. You’ll be fascinated by the rich heritage of this thriving community, which is currently 100,000 strong. Co-presented w ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: The Jewish Community of Paris
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by Matteo Sorgo
3M ago
Join us on a virtual, livestreamed walking tour of Paris. Our journey will take us all the way back to the Middle Ages, where we’ll explore the beginnings of the Jewish community in the city. We’ll then explore Marais, where the heart of the community lies. Our guide will delve deep into the center of the neighborhood, known as “the Pletzl” in Yiddish, where we’ll learn about the community during the 19th century. We’ll then learn about the Nazi period, beginning with the occupation in 1940 and the first convoys to the concentration camps in 1942. We’ll see the Shoah Memorial and the synagogue ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: From Vibrant Community to the Nuremberg Laws
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by Matteo Sorgo
3M ago
Join us on virtual, livestreamed walking tour of Nuremberg to explore the interesting, yet devastating history of the city’s Jewish community, which was once the second largest Jewish community in Bavaria. We will start with a stroll in the Old Town, where we’ll uncover traces of the medieval Jewish community, including stones from the old Jewish cemetery. You’ll learn why the Star of David marks the floor of Nuremberg’s most important church and how the community was reestablished following the Black Death. Finally, we’ll move forward in time to the devastation of the 20th century. We’ll visi ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: Jewish Tbilisi, Georgia
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by Matteo Sorgo
4M ago
Join us on this livestreamed, virtual tour of Tbilisi, Georgia, where we’ll celebrate the heritage of the city’s Jewish community and its profound impact on history. We will journey into the heart of the Tbilisi, where our expert guide will illuminate the diverse architectural influences that shape the city’s Jewish landscape. We’ll uncover hidden and historical gems such as the revered Blue Synagogue and the evocative remnants of Jewish life preserved within the walls of the Shota Rustaveli State Drama Theater. Co-presented with Wowzitude. Live closed captions will be available. The post ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: Venice’s Jewish Community Through Time
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by Matteo Sorgo
4M ago
Step back in time for a virtual walking tour of Venice, Italy, where we’ll delve into the rich Jewish heritage of one of the world’s most enchanting cities. Our journey will begin in 1516 when the Venetian Ghetto was established. Discover the architectural marvels of the Ghetto, including some of the world’s oldest “skyscrapers,” along with significant cultural milestones such as the first staging of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. We’ll continue through the liberation of the Ghetto during Napoleon’s march on Venice in 1797 to the dark days of Nazi occupation beginning in 19 ..read more
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Virtual Walking Tour: Vienna’s Jewish Quarter Through Time
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by Matteo Sorgo
5M ago
On this livestreamed, virtual tour of Vienna’s Jewish Quarter in the second district, we’ll walk the streets and lanes of this fascinating neighborhood as our guide shares insights into its rich Jewish heritage and culture. As we walk, our guide will tell us about the Quarter’s vibrant intellectual and artistic scenes in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including details about the early life of composer Arnold Schoenberg. In addition, through poignant narratives and historical accounts, gain a deeper understanding of the profound impact of the Holocaust on Vienna’s Jewish Quarter, and how the m ..read more
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