Participants will experience the history of the Jewish community in Paris with stories from Holocaust survivors and their families, Rabbis, and Jewish friends in Paris. Among the sites to be visited are: Le Marais (main Jewish neighborhood), Place de Vosges, Hotel de Sully, Synagogue Hector Guimard, the oldest synagogue in Paris, Musee Carnavalet, SHOAH Holocaust Memorial Museum and much more! For those who wish to accompany the tour with an authentic Parisian meal, recipes and a bibliography will be provided to advance registrants!
This program is free for all. A donation to your synagogue’s Adult Education program is always welcome!
Program hosted by Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT. Questions? Call (860) 233-8215 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-Sponsors: The Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT; Congregation Torat El, Oakhurst, NJ; East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick, NJ.
About the Host
Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Karen Reb Rudel grew up with the aspiration to be a comedian, a musician, or both… She went on to study drama at Temple University in Philadelphia and played in a series of bands. From the age of 30 until she got married, Karen was back and forth between Paris and Philadelphia, working on musical projects and touring (including being the flautist and singer in a Reggae band in Paris). One day her parents came to visit her and Karen, having learned a lot about Paris, was showing them around when her mother exclaimed, “Karen, you would make a great tour guide!” That was the light bulb moment, and as the French say, voila!