Virtual Travel & History

Streamed live to your home. Zoom link will be sent upon registration. For inquiries contact Lisa Quay: lisa@jccgv.bc.ca

GREAT CITIES from a Jewish Perspective

PRAGUE: City of Hundred Spires & the Jewish Quarter
Instructor: Michal Stanislav
The City of A Hundred Spires, The Golden City, The Mother of Cities – all these are nicknames for beautiful Prague, whose historic Old Town is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get a taste of Prague’s culture and learn the stunning history of the city including Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square AND with a special focus on Prague JEWISH town and its community.

Our guide Michal and his family have lived in the Czech Republic for many generations. He is a professionally licensed guide in Prague and was trained and qualified by the Prague Jewish Museum.

Wednesday, June  23
11:00am – 12:15pm
Virtual – S6055AM-V
M $10.00 / R $12.00  Email lisa@jccgv.bc.ca to join.

JEWISH INDIA: Namaste & Shalom
Instructor: Rahel Musleah
India’s Jewish heritage is a rich cultural and historical saga that stretches from biblical times until today. Explore each of India’s Jewish communities as we visit sites and synagogues in Bombay, Calcutta and Cochin.
Led by Rahel, who was born in Calcutta, the seventh-generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Her multi-faceted visual, song and story presentations offer a rare and intimate view of a rich culture little-known to most.
Wednesday July 7
11:00am – 12:15pm
Virtual – K6056AM-V
M $10.00 / R $12.00 Register

THE JEWS OF SPAIN

Instructor: Moises Hassan
The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story. For over 1300 years, Sepharad was the home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. That all came to a thundering conclusion in the 15th century with the Spanish Inquisition. Today, the Jewish Community of Spain is still small in size but growing in stature. Join us for this interesting talk that traces 2000 years of Spanish Jewry. Our Tour Guide is Moisés Hassan, born and raised in Seville of Moroccan and Algerian heritage in a very traditional Sephardic family. He is an honorary lecturer on Holocaust-Shoah Studies and Anti-Semitism at the University “Pablo de Olavide” in Seville, Spain.
Wednesday  July 28
11:00am – 12:30pm
Virtual – K6036AM-V  Register
M $10.00 / R $12.00

THE JEWS OF MOROCCO

Instructor: Yona Abeddour
Morocco is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the Diaspora. This two millennium Judeo-Moroccan heritage is the result of an intersection between various civilizations and traditions including Amazigh (commonly known as Berber), Andalusian, and Arab influences. In this virtual tour with photos, videos, and songs, we will explore the past and present story of Moroccan Jewry through addressing some central questions related to why the Jews left or stayed in Morocco, what is Jewish life like in Morocco today, and what is the future of Moroccan Jews in this Muslim-majority country. Our Tour Guide, Yona Abeddour, was born and raised in Morocco. Yona is a joint PhD student at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in the Middle East Studies Department (Israel), and Sciences Po Bordeaux (France) where his research considers the diaspora experience of Moroccan Jews.
Wednesday  Aug 11
11:00am – 12:30pm
Virtual – K6037AM-V  Register
M $10.00 / R $12.00