The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of Jewish life and Culture in Russia: Art of Jewish Interest in the Hermitage Museum
Founded in 1764, the Hermitage Museum is the second-largest art museum in the world and among the most visited. Join us as we traverse its ornate galleries for a tour highlighting art works of Jewish interest from its renowned collection. Find out what Hebrew inscriptions on Italian paintings can tell us about Jewish community life, see the stories of Jewish history represented by the greatest artists, and understand how political situations are reflected in art.
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About the teacher: 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.
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