Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation:
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Contact: Shelly Rosenstein
All weekly group meetings are held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation every Wednesday at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome!
Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided.
Fee: $5 all participants (pay at door unless otherwise specified)
Inclement Weather Policy
If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at Beth El at the regular time.
Presented by Gary Lee Kraut, award-winning Paris-based travel writer and tour specialist; editor of the web magazine France Revisited; lecturer
With more than 500,000 Jews, France has the world’s third largest Jewish population after Israel and the United States. More than half of French Jews live in Paris and the surrounding region. Gary will talk about the Jewish history of Paris, along with glimpses of contemporary life as a traveler might encounter it through various sights and neighborhoods in the French capital. The presentation will include 25 sights, individuals and neighborhoods that reveal various aspects of the history of France and their relationship with Jews. In addition, he will cover medieval Jewry, the appeal of France to European Jews throughout the 19th and into the 20th centuries, Jewish artists of the 1920s, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, major French Jewish figures over the past 200 years, and contemporary Jewish life as the traveler may encounter it. Gary, who currently lives in Paris, has been inspiring and informing travelers to France for three decades.
RSVP: Shelly.Rosenstein@theJ.org, 703.537.3062