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Octomber, 2011

2Oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmIntroducing J-ItalyCasa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, 24 West 12 Street, New York, NY 100116:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Riccardo Strano, ENIT, Natalia Indrimi, Centro Primo Levi

Presentation of the portal, Jonathan Wajskol (designwajskol)

Film screening

The Marranos of Ancona, by Daniel Toaff and Giuseppe Santini

Sorgente di Vita, RAI (20’, Italian w/English subtitles).

Music talk

Francesco Spagnolo, University of California, Berkeley, Puglia’s Jewish Diaspora: The Musical Traditions of the Jews of Corfú

Reception to follow – Kosher wine from Marche and Apulia by Sentieri Ebraici. Admission is free.

 J-ITALY, conceived by Centro Primo Levi in collaboration with ENIT and UCEI and designed by Jonathan Wajskol, provides a dynamic guide to both historical and contemporary Jewish Italy, allowing viewers to explore, at their own pace, the cultural treasures of the most ancient Diaspora community in the West.

Region by region, it highlights both famous and lesser known sites thereby presenting a tridimensional panorama of a complex history of migrations, persecutions, prosperity and achievement.

Geographic as well as cultural itineraries bring forth the connections and interactions between Italian Judaism, Italian society and the world at large. J-ITALY is designed for English-speaking tourists, students and all those interested in a comprehensive view of the variety of Jewish experiences in Italy across history. From the Alps all the way to Sicily, the Italian Jewish experience spans over twenty centuries with a remarkable tradition of diversity among its regional components. The aim of the portal is to build on the wealth of information selected from a variety of sources – books, archives, organizations and institutions-that make up the heterogeneous world of Italian Judaism.

J-ITALY brings together resources previously not available in one location, providing a journey of constant discovery for those who navigate it.

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