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Feb
8
Sat
Jewish Lecce @ Lecce, Italy
Feb 8 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Jewish Lecce @ Lecce, Italy | Lecce | Puglia | Italy

Guided tours of Jewish heritage in Lecce, at the tip of Italy’s heel. Tours include the medieval Jewish quarter and museums.

Reservation is required — see the attached poster for details.

 

 

Feb
9
Sun
Jewish Lecce @ Lecce, Italy
Feb 9 @ 16:30 – 18:30
Jewish Lecce @ Lecce, Italy | Lecce | Puglia | Italy

Guided tours of Jewish heritage in Lecce, at the tip of Italy’s heel. Tours include the medieval Jewish quarter and museums.

Reservation is required — see the attached poster for details.

 

 

Mar
8
Sun
Jewish Rome @ Rome
Mar 8 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Jewish Rome @ Rome | Roma | Lazio | Italy

A guided walking tour of Rome’s Jewish ghetto area, including the Jewish museum and Great Synagogue, led by an art historian.

 

 

 

Apr
2
Thu
Dentro e Fuori (Inside and Outside) @ MEIS museum Ferrara
Apr 2 all-day
Dentro e Fuori (Inside and Outside) @ MEIS museum Ferrara | Ferrara | Emilia-Romagna | Italy

The exhibition Dentro e Fuori (Inside and Outside) which will cover Jewish life in Italy at the time of the ghettos and to emancipation will be inaugurated on April 2.

Jun
28
Sun
Jewish heritage guided tour @ Genova
Jun 28 @ 12:30 – 13:30

A guided walking tour of Jewish heritage in Genova. The tour wil take place outdoors (so it won’t enter the synagogue) and social distancing will be maintained.

The number of places is limited to 12 people — and reservations are mandatory.

Information and reservations: genovatracce@gmail.com
WhatsApp/SMS Fabrizia Scortecci +393498091682;
Lidia Schichter +393284222168

Jul
2
Thu
Jewish cemetery tour @ Jewish cemetery, Vercelli, Italy
Jul 2 @ 18:00 – 19:30

A guided tour of the Jewish cemetery.

Reservations are required — the number of participants is limited, and COVID hygiene measures will be taken; people must wear face masks.

 

Oct
24
Sat
Medieval ghetto tour @ Medieval ghetto, Perugia, Italy
Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Medieval ghetto tour @ Medieval ghetto, Perugia, Italy | Perugia | Umbria | Italy

Guided walking tour of the medieval Jewish quarter of Perugia. 

There are four opportunities — at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and at 3:30 and 4 pm.

Mandatory reservation. 

Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy
Oct 24 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy | Gorizia | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

A local theatre organizes a walking tour  of Jewish history and heritage in Gorizia, including the synagogue, former ghetto — and the Jewish cemetery, across the border in Slovenia. Participants will wear headphones and as they walk will hear a dramatized presentation keyed to places they are seeing, which will tell stories of people and their experiences linked to the city’s Jewish history.

Participants must reserve, and they also must wear face masks and follow social distancing measures.

On Sunday, October 25 — there will also be a tour at 10 a.m.

 

Oct
25
Sun
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy
Oct 25 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy | Gorizia | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

A local theatre organizes a walking tour  of Jewish history and heritage in Gorizia, including the synagogue, former ghetto — and the Jewish cemetery, across the border in Slovenia. Participants will wear headphones and as they walk will hear a dramatized presentation keyed to places they are seeing, which will tell stories of people and their experiences linked to the city’s Jewish history.

Participants must reserve, and they also must wear face masks and follow social distancing measures.

On Sunday, October 25 — there will also be a tour at 10 a.m.

 

Feb
11
Thu
Virtual Opening of Romaniote Memories: Photos of Vincent Giordano @ Online Zoom event
Feb 11 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Virtual Opening of Romaniote Memories: Photos of Vincent Giordano @ Online Zoom event
The exhibition can be seen at this link: https://scalar.usc.edu/works/romaniote-memories/index
 
In 1999, photographer Vincent Giordano made an unplanned visit to the small Kehila Kedosha Janina (KKJ) synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side. He knew little about Judaism or synagogues, and even less about the Romaniote Jewish tradition of which KKJ, built in 1927, is the lone North American representative. In this he was not alone. Romaniotes are among the least known of Jewish communities. Beginning in 2001 and guided by members of the KKJ community, Giordano documented the synagogue and its religious art of the congregation using film, video, and audio.
 
In 2019 the Giordano family donated the archive of Vincent’s work to Queens College, where it is a major part of the Hellenic American Project and is preserved as part of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
 
The exhibition is sponsored by the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Hellenic American Project, and Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, in partnership with the International Center for Jewish Monuments, an independent non-profit organization.
 
The exhibition includes more than one hundred photographs, presented in ten thematic sections, accessible here.
 
To register for the exhibition’s opening reception on Zoom, featuring a conversation with curators, distinguished guests, and friends go to:

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