Congregation Ramath Orah and
Congregation Ramath Orah and Centro Primo Levi are pleased to invite you to Kabbalat Shabbat on January 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm. Our special guest will be Rav David Gianfranco Di Segni, from the Italian Rabbinical College of Rome. Rav Di Segni will lead the Ma’ariv service in the Italian nussach and will deliver a D’var Torah inspired by the Italian rabbinical tradition.
Rav David Gian Franco Di Segni studied at the Yeshiva of Strasbourg. He obtained smicha from the Italian Rabbinical College of Rome, where he currently teaches. He received a degree in Molecular Biology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from La Sapienza University in Rome. Rav Di Segni is the head researcher at the Cellular Biology Institute of the Italian National Research Center in Rome. He has published several books and articles on scientific and Jewish topics. He also coordinated the publication of the new Italian edition of the Mishna, for which he Translated the Tractate of Berakhot. He is a member of the Italian National Committee for Jewish Bioethics, and the Ethical Committee of the Jewish Hospital of Rome.