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The Jews of Scandinavia: A Virtual Tour of Norway and Sweden
Sun July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CEST
The Jewish communities in Sweden and in Norway date back to the 18th and 19th centuries respectively, when Jews were legally permitted to reside in these Christian kingdoms. Join us as we explore the beauty of these countries and talk about their brief, yet important, Jewish history. We will speak about the first Jews who settled in these lands and the growth of Jewish life in the first half of the 20th century. We will also compare the different fates of both communities during WWII. Finally, we will discuss modern-day antisemitism and views towards Israel in the Scandinavian societies today.
With your contribution you will also be donating to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Ukraine Crisis Response)
Evgenia Kempinski has been an official tour guide for over 15 years in Russia and the Baltic states. She is the owner of St. Petersburg Jewish Tours – a company offering Jewish travelers a unique experience of showcasing the best of Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Scandinavia from a Jewish point of view. She currently lives in Haifa, Israel.