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Jewish Heritage Across the Balkans: A Journey Through History and Culture – Bulgaria

Sunday, August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jewish Heritage Across The Balkans

Immerse yourself in the captivating history and rich culture of Balkan Jewry with the final entry in an exclusive series, "Jewish Heritage Across the Balkans: A Journey Through History and Culture." Discover the enduring legacy of Jewish communities, from ancient synagogues to modern-day resilience. Witness the unique blend of Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions, and learn about their significant contributions throughout history. 

August 11, 2024
SESSION 4: Bulgaria

We conclude our Balkan journey in Bulgaria, where the majestic Sofia Synagogue and the historic town of Samokov await. Experience the architectural splendor and deep history of the Jewish community from its earliest days to the 21st century.

Evgenia Kempinski is a Russian Jew born and raised in St. Petersburg. Her family was originally from the Pale of Settlement - Poland, Ukraine and Belorussia - and endured the suppression of Judaism in the Soviet Union then the rebirth of Jewish culture and religious life in today’s St. Petersburg. She has been an official St. Petersburg tour guide for over 15 years and is the founder and owner of St.Petersburg Jewish Tours - a company offering Jewish travelers a unique experience of showcasing the best of Russia from a Jewish point of view. She currently lives in Haifa, Israel, still keeping close connections with St. Petersburg and its Jewish community.


Sunday, August 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
858 535 1111
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