Arizona State University
Wednesday, March 10,
2:30 – 3:30 pm,
an ASA Zoom Webinar*
Travel journalist Dan Fellner will lead a virtual journey to some of the most interesting and off-the-beaten path Jewish communities around the world. We will learn about Jewish life on four different continents in such fascinating places as Ecuador, South Africa, Hong Long, India, Alaska, Barbados and Myanmar. Dan will examine India’s historic Bene Israel community, Alaska’s tight-knit “Frozen Chosen,” Ecuador’s opulent Jewish Community Center located just miles from the center of the world, Myanmar’s miraculous Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue in Yangon, and the dramatic story of how 20,000 European Jews fleeing the Holocaust found a safe-haven in Shanghai in the 1930s. This highly visual presentation will explore the survival and resilience of Jewish life in places you might least expect to find it.
Dan Fellner is a seven-time Fulbright fellow, travel writer and faculty associate at Arizona State University. He has taught journalism and communications at eight overseas universities, visited approximately 125 countries, and published more than 100 articles in such publications as The Washington Post, USA Today, and the Arizona Republic. His published work can be viewed at www.Global-Travel-Info.com.
*To access the Webinar, please write firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Carol and Don Gilzinger, Academy Village Volunteers