From a once thriving community to one of the smallest Jewish communities in Europe today, with just 150 Jewish residents, Slovenia’s Jewish community survived cruel medieval expulsions, the ravages of 20th century war, and subsequent years of socialist rule.
Join the Museum and Our Travel Circle for a virtual tour of sites within Ljubljana’s old Jewish Quarter and explore Slovenia’s Jewish history, culture, and heritage. Our guide Mateja will discuss Jewish life in a Christian society and talk about the city’s notable Jewish residents. Mateja will also share how some managed to survive WWII, and what happened to the Jewish community during Communism in Yugoslavia, and she will reveal why Jewish people are now called JUDJE and no longer ŽIDJE.
Registration is $18 for Museum members or $36 for the general public. If you’re not a member, join today. If you’re already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart.
The Museum’s virtual walking tours are live-only events and will not be available to watch after the event is over. Also, event times are in Eastern Standard time; use this time zone converter to see what time it will be in the city being toured.
Live closed captions will be available during this program.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference); the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Battery Park City Authority; The Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation; Marcia Horowitz Educational Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness; and other generous donors.