Visit Jewish Spain: A series of online walking tours through the Jewish Quarter
February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us live from Spain for a virtual guided tour of Barcelona, Mallorca and Girona with Victor Sorenssen, Director of the AEPJ, Marc Francesch Cultural Manager at Mozaika, Dani Rotstien, CEO and Founder of Jewish Majorca and Eva McGowan, Teacher and Co-founder of Toldot Barcelona. Transport from the comfort of your home to the shore of the Mediterranean to learn about the fascinating history of three Spanish cities and engage with local Jewish heritage experts in this three part zoom program. Enjoy time after the tour for questions and conversation with guides.
Girona Unraveling the Girona’s Jewish quarter: 40 minute tour with Q and A
Thursday, February 4 • 1:00 pm
Located on the ancient Roman Via Augusta, an important crossroad from north to south, this small Catalan city hosts a surprising and incredible Jewish history. Famed as having one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe, Girona was an important rabbinical center, an important center of Kabbalah, birthplace of famous Rabbi Nahmanides, reaching cultural grandeur in the 13th and 14th centuries. Today, Girona is a centre/leader of research and investigation into the story of the Catalan Jews. Join Marc and Eva in this online walking tour through the stunning streets of Girona as they deconstruct ideas of cohabitation, coexistence, convenience and what daily life looked for the Jewish community of the Middle Ages.