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FREE VIRTUAL TOUR "ST. PETERSBURG FROM THE JEWISH PERSPECTIVE. LIFE, HISTORY, ART"

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Welcome to watch free virtual tour dedicated to the History, Heritage and Art of St. Petersburg Jews.

The tour includes:
  • The best part of St. Petersburg
  • The most interesting and unknown stories about the history of St. Petersburg Jews
  • The Hermitage museum from the Jewish perspective
  • The life of Soviet Jews and miraculous rebirth of Judaism in Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
If you have never been to St. Petersburg, Russia this tour will give you a good taste of what the city is. If you have already visited it, the tour will show the city and it's Jewish Heritage in the new unusual way.

You will get the link to the free tour right after your registration!
Evgenia (Jane) Kempinski

I am a Jew born and raised in St. Petersburg, now living in Haifa, Israel.
I have been a St. Petersburg tour guide for over 15 years.
I am the founder and the owner of St.Petersburg Jewish Tours – a company which offers Jewish travelers from across the world a unique combination of general sightseeing in St.Petersburg and Moscow as well as Jewish Heritage, showcasing the best of Russia from a Jewish point of view.
I am now the founder of the Online Jewish Travel Club, which unites Jews from all different countries through our love of traveling and art, as well as our appreciation of Jewish Heritage.
I am 43 years of age, married, and I have one 6-year-old daughter.

What exactly we do:
  • We meet once a month for 1-1.5 hour virtual tour
  • All tours combine visual content carefully prepared for you in advance, with my live commentary
  • After the main part of the tour I answer your questions – those asked in advance or written in the chat during the lecture
  • All our online tours are organized via ZOOM
  • You receive the video recording after the tour is finished to watch it at any time you like
Evgenia Kempinski - Introduction
Virtual Tours Collection
Recorded virtual tours available to watch at any time on any device
  • $12
    FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS COLLECTION OF THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
    One of the world best collections of the French Avant-Garde from Monet to Picasso in the Hermitage museum.
  • $12
    ST. PETERSBURG JEWISH COMMUNITY 18 – 19 CENTURIES
    St. Petersburg in its unique beauty and the early history of our Jewish community
  • $12
    TREASURES OF THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
    The cream of the crops of this most incredible museum - the Old Masters art collection, Ancient Gold, Crown Jewels and more.
  • $12
    THE ART OF JEWISH INTEREST IN THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM
    Unique tour of the Hermitage museum designed to observe it from the Jewish perspective.
  • $12
    THE UNKNOWN WORLD OF RUSSIAN-JEWISH ARTISTS. NOT JUST CHAGALL
    Explore the world of the Russian-Jewish artists and learn about their creative search to find the unique Jewish style in classical and modern art.
  • $12
    CATHERINE'S PALACE – ALL SECRETS OF AMBER ROOM AND MUCH MORE
    Visit the Tsar's Village and its world famous Catherine's palace: a unique combination of the beauty and the tragedy, construction and destruction, loss and hope.
  • $12
    LIFE AND CULTURE OF SOVIET JEWS IN LENINGRAD
    The life of Leningrad Jews under the Soviet regime. Ups and downs, success and tragedy, losses and gains. Revolutionaries, warriors, scholars, refuseniks.
  • $12
    MOSCOW KREMLIN AND ITS HIDDEN TREASURES
    The best of Moscow Kremlin including the Great Kremlin Palace and its beautiful halls where presidents of Russia held official receptions as well the Terem Palace, the medieval residence of the Russian Tsars.
  • $12
    THE UNDERGROUND ARTISTIC TREASRUES IN THE RUSSIAN METRO. MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG
    The journey to the underground stations and pavilions of Moscow metro decorated with exquisite mosaics, marble and bronze sculptures, giant chandeliers, stain-glass windows and more.
  • $12
    HISTORY, HERITAGE AND PRESENT-DAY LIFE OF MOSCOW JEWISH COMMUNITY
    This tour covers the period of about 140-150 years. From the time when Jews were first allowed to settle in Moscow in the small Zaryadie neighborhood to the modern days.
  • $12
    SHTETL. A JEWISH UNIVERSE
    This talk helps us create an image of a Shtetl - its life, structure, people, traditions and more. We will try to understand the uniqueness of the Shtetl in our history and its influence on our Jewish identity.
  • $12
    WINTER IN THE WORKS OF RUSSIAN AND JEWISH ARTISTS
    We are going to look at the gallery of paintings representing winter in different styles from classical to modern. This virtual tour is a pure celebration of color and light.
  • $12
    RUSSIAN ROOTS OF ISRAELI STREETS
    We travel through the distance and time visiting Israel and Russian Empire at once. I take you to the well-known streets in the heart of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem to discuss the origin of their names.
  • $12
    LET'S GO NORTH – JEWS OF NORWAY
    On this tour, we will pay respect to the beauty of Norway and speak about the short but quite tragic Jewish history of this country.
  • $12
    PURIM IN EUROPEAN ART
    Welcome to the gallery of very different images of Queen Esther, Mordechai, Achashverosh and Amman. This time we see how Purim events are reflected in Italian, French, and of course Dutch art.
  • $12
    TO BE A JEW IN ESTONIA - YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
    This time we travel to Estonia - a country located on the southern shore of Baltic Sea. The tour takes you through the 150 years of Jewish life on this land.
  • 12$
    JEWS OF SWEDEN
    Today Sweden is a home to some 20.000 Jews. It makes Swedish Jewish Community one of the largest in Europe. I invite you to visit three cities - breathtaking Stockholm, impressive Goteborg and beautiful Malmo.
  • 12$
    EAST AND SOUTH OF UKRAINE.
    KHARKIV, MARIUPOL' AND KHERSON JEWISH COMMUNITIES.
    Let's explore the Ukrainian Jewish Heritage and visit three cities in the East and South of Ukraine - Kharkiv, Mariupol' and Kherson to learn about Jewish life which flourished here some time ago.
  • 12$
    LVIV AND BRODY. THE JEWS OF GALICIA, WESTERN UKRAINE
    Lviv - the city with classical Jewish neighborhood and 100 Synagogues. Brody – small and unknown town in the middle of Western Ukraine today. In the past – one of the most important Jewish centers in Europe.
  • 12$
    CRIMEA. JEWS AND KARAITES
    Crimea – a peninsula on the Northern shore of Black Sea. Here in Crimea different Jewish Communities have been living for a very long time: traditional Ashkenazi Jews and Karaites. We are going to visit Crimea and learn the history of both - traditional Jews and Karaites.
  • 12$
    THE JEWISH TOUR OF CROATIA - DUBROVNIK, SPLIT, ZAGREB
    I invite you to visit the key cities of Croatia - Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split and learn their Jewish history.
  • 12$
    THE JEWS OF SIBERIA
    I invite you to learn the unique and unusual story of Siberian Jews - the story of courage and survival.
  • 12$
    KIEV - ONCE A JEWISH METROPOLIS
    Welcome to Kiev - the capital of Ukraine - once a Jewish metropolis.
THE NEXT LIVE TOUR - JANUARY 29
The meeting is organized on Zoom.
We meet at 1:00PM EST.
It is 8:00PM in Jerusalem, 6:00PM in London, 1:00PM in New York, 12:00 in Chicago and 10:00AM in California
  • Jews in Georgia - 26 centuries of comfortable coexistence
    Let's travel to Caucasus region between Black and Caspian Sea and visit beautiful Georgia! Snowy mountains, gorgeous rivers and lakes, tasty food and wine, traditional warm hospitality - last years Georgia attracts tourists from all over the world.

    Jews believed to first settle in Georgia after the destruction of the first temple in 586 B.C.

    Here, Jews have been living together with Georgians for over 26 centuries. Most of the time it was and still is a peaceful and comfortable coexistence.

    Writers and historians underline that Georgians always felt their honor and their moral duty to welcome Jews, because their beloved royal dynasty of Bagrationi is considered to be of Jewish origin.

    On this tour, we will visit Georgia's capital Tbilisi as well as some other towns to explore the unique life and heritage of Georgian Jews.

    This time our tour is almost 100% positive - there are simply no "dark" times in the Jewish history of Georgia.



Here's what people say:
  • Dear Jane,
    You did an amazingly good job yesterday!!! It was very very interesting, even after having been to the Hermitage on two different tours, once many years ago on a music trip, and then, of course, with your guiding with the JHS. Not only did you show us the beauty that is the Hermitage, you gave a very good insight in the process of restoration. As a volunteer at the Israel Museum I have had the privilege to attend lectures on the subject, and I have to compliment you on a job very well done!
    Irene Coster
  • Thank you for organizing this wonderful experience. Jane was fantastic and shared such specific and educational information for each piece of art which made it very meaningful for me. I very much look forward to further lectures with her. This virtual tour had that extraordinary visual benefit that no people were present to interrupt the beauty of each room we entered. It was fantastic.
    Sharon Jacobs
  • This was one of the most wonderful, extraordinary presentations (all 3 days) I have ever watched! Evgenia's vast knowledge, her clear, informative, most pleasant and enthusiastic way of presenting, the wonderful photos and all the visual materials she used which so helped with my understanding, made this a truly outstanding experience! I so look forward to any future presentations she may do.
    Laura Kurtzman
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