St. Petersburg Jewish community was only formed in the early 19 century. Within several decades, it became vibrant, active, influential and fast growing community of professionals, business and cultural leaders. Along the tour, we see the most beautiful parts of St. Petersburg and find connections between Russian and Jewish history.
Some of the topics discussed:
- How did Russia become a home to the largest Jewish community in the world;
- Who were the first Jews of St. Petersburg;
- Why are there two different ways to call a Jew in the Russian language;
- What is the connection between St. Petersburg and "The New Year of Chassidism"
And many more….