Diane S.United States
Learning about the Jewish Experience and Jewish life today in Russia was fascinating. Svetlana is an excellent guide who is Jewish herself so her narrative is personal, not just factual. My grandparents came from the shtetl experience so I saw my own heritage during this tour. We began in the Ethnographic Museum to learn about Jewish life in all parts of Russia and ended our day at the main synagogue and JCC where the buzzy place captured the incredible sense of community here. Svetlana is wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, It was such a pleasure to meet your and Ian. I’m glad that you enjoyed the Jewish tour. Thank you for your interest, it is so important to feel.. Glad to know you liked St Petersburg, and hope someday you’ll come back. We have a lot to see and to visit. For me it is very important to be not just a tour guide, taking people from one place to another, but to be an ambassador of my native city and my motherland. Thank you for your warm feedback. Give my best wishes to Ian, Yours, Svetlana