Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLocation:
Contact: Shari Berman
ALI: Jewish Geography Returns! Two Topics from the USSR: The Story of Birobidzhan, the Autonomous Jewish District, and an Overview and Impressions of the Republic of Georgia
Featuring Allen Marcus, former US Customs contracting official, program manager and support contractor
Monday, June 1, 12:30pm-2pm
Under USSR control, Birobidzhan was envisioned as an autonomous Jewish District in far eastern Siberia; it turned out to be a utopian experiment gone wrong. The second topic encompasses an overview of the history, culture and current events of the Republic of Georgia, a country with an ancient and unique Jewish presence.