Mazel tov to the newly elected leadership of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Italy!
At a meeting in Rome last week, Dario Disegni, from Torino, was elected President of the Foundation, with Renzo Funaro from Florence and Annie Sacerdoti from Milan elected vice presidents. (Funaro and Sacerdoti are pictured at left.)
Disegni has been active in Italian Jewish institutions and organizations for two decades. Sacerdoti is one of the country’s leading experts on Jewish heritage, a pioneer in documentation who in the 1980s wrote the first guidebook to Italian Jewish heritage sites. She was one of the founders of the European Day of Jewish Culture. Funaro, an architect, heads the departments in Florence responsible for Jewish heritage preservation and promotion. (Funaro and Sacerdoti both gave presentations at the recent conference in Krakow on Managing Jewish Immovable Heritage.)
Among the main objectives of the Foundation are compliling a database of Jewish heritage in Italy as well as conservation and restoration projects.