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Jun
20
Thu
The House of Life: Gold and Stories around the ancient Jewish cemetery of Bologna” @ Bologna Jewish Museum
Jun 20 2019 – Jan 6 2020 all-day
The House of Life: Gold and Stories around the ancient Jewish cemetery of Bologna” @ Bologna Jewish Museum | Bologna | Emilia-Romagna | Italy

A major exhibit at the Bologna Jewish Museum will focus on the city’s “lost” medieval Jewish cemetery:  it was destroyed in 1569 by order of Pope Pius V and was rediscovered  during excavations in 2012-2014.

the exhibit features material found in the graves — including gold, silver, and bronze jewelry incorporating gemstones and amber, as well as other precious artifacts, using them to tell the story of medieval Jewish life in the city.

It was curated and organized by the Bologna Jewish Museum and the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for Bologna and the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Ferrara, in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Bologna.

See our JHE article about the exhibition

 

Jun
27
Thu
Jewish textiles in Italy @ Uffizi gallery, Florence
Jun 27 – Oct 27 all-day
Jewish textiles in Italy @ Uffizi gallery, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

The Colours of Judaism in Italy: Precious textiles and fabrics from ancient Jerusalem to contemporary ready-to-wear

The exhibition at the famed Uffizi Gallery explores various aspects of the Jewish world’s relationship with fabrics and textiles for both religious and secular use, up to and including fashion and business in the 20th century, via such themes as the role of writing as an ornamental motif, the use of textiles to adorn synagogues, embroidery as secret labor, and the role of women. .

The exhibit is included in the general admission ticket to the Uffizi.

 

 

Oct
3
Thu
House of Life exhibition @ Willesden Library, London
Oct 3 2019 – Feb 16 2020 all-day
House of Life exhibition @ Willesden Library, London | England | United Kingdom

A never before seen showcase of the heritage of Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London’s preeminent Victorian Jewish Cemetery, established in 1873.

The House of Life Exhibition previews new displays of the cemetery’s rich history, ahead of its opening to the wider public in 2020.

The exhibition introduces visitors to the  lives of selected individuals buried there, describes the Jewish approach to death and mourning, and gives a glimpse of the the cemetery buildings and landscape. 
The displays further invite us all to reflect on the people we have lost and how we like to remember them. 

The exhibition is presented by the United Synagogue in partnership with Brent Museum and Archives.

Researched by volunteers and designed by Philip Simpson Design, the exhibition is part of the House of Life heritage project of the United Synagogue, which is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

Oct
30
Wed
“House of Life” @ Willesden Library, London
Oct 30 @ 13:00 – 14:30
"House of Life" @ Willesden Library, London | England | United Kingdom

Historian David Jacobs speaks about the history of the Willesden Jewish Cemetery, during an exhibition about the cemetery at the Library

 

Apr
21
Tue
History of Synagogue Music in London @ London
Apr 21 @ 18:00 – 19:00
History of Synagogue Music in London @ London | England | United Kingdom

This lecture by Cantor Eliot Alderman will consider some of the main musical developments since then, beginning with the Sephardi and Ashkenazi synagogues which stood practically side-by-side in the City of London for 250 years. He will examine the birth of the Anglo-Jewish choral tradition, the split with the Reform movement and its musical consequences, and the new music brought more recently by immigrants from Eastern Europe and Arab lands.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture 

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