Jewish Mosaic of Singapore with Irene Shaland

singapore skyline

Free Virtual Lecture on Feb. 24 at

Hosted by New City Library, New York.

Travel to one of the unique destinations in Asia for Jewish history aficionados: a small city-state of Singapore. Discover the little-known Jewish story of Singapore composed of an amazing mosaic of cultures – Baghdadi, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Armenian, and Persian.

Bustling, cosmopolitan, trendy, modern, clean, and orderly, Singapore plays an important part on the world financial and political stage that seems disproportionate to its size. A country of immigrants, Singapore is called a nation of cultures. Ethnically and religiously diverse, this city-state is also a microcosm of tolerance and inclusiveness. Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Europeans live peaceful prosperous lives. They could be Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jewish, or atheists, all finding their rightful place in this amazing nation. 

About the presenter: Irene Shaland is the author of “The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories.” Her magazine articles are frequently published in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. Irene is a regular presenter at Jewish museums, educational institutions, societies, interest groups, and other venues throughout the US.  

This event is free, but a registration is required.  Register on library website:

Call (845) 634-4997 ext. 139 or email for additional information.


Published by Alex Shaland

I am a travel and wildlife writer, photographer and author of a safari adventure book "Suburbanites on Safari." A contributor for several Penton Publishing periodicals and other publications, I also collaborated as an editor and photographer with my wife, Irene Shaland, in producing several books and articles published in numerous magazines in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and East Africa.

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