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September 24, 2017

Rome in Talmudic Imagination

This session will explore the rabbinical elite’s views of the Romans and the foundational story of Yavneh. Amram Tropper, Ben Gurion University, Ron Naiweld, French, National Centre for Scientific Research -Moderator: Shai Secunda, ...

July 21, 2017

Io so’ jodìo romano

“Io so’ jodìo romano”: The Jewish-Roman Dialect Out of the Ghetto Daniel Leisawitz, Muhlenberg College Free and open to the public. Reservations: romelab@primolevicenter.org This presentation examines the life-long project of the ...

July 18, 2017

Bon Shabbad

Join Centro Primo Levi and Kehilah Kedosha Janina for Quabbalat Shabbat,  Shabbat service and Selichot with Rav Alberto Funaro and Rav Nissim Elnecavé. Service will be held according to the Roman and the Spanish traditions. Service is ...

July 18, 2017

Roman Chazanut Lab

The first session of the Rome Lab features Rav Alberto Funaro, teacher and cantor of the Spanish Temple in Rome. Join us to learn the most beautiful tunes of the Roman liturgy for the Selichot and the High Holidays. Free and...

July 18, 2017

Rome in New York!

On September 14th, 2017, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome will open a learning space, the Rome Lab, dedicated to the history of the Roman Jews and of the twenty-two centuries relations between Rome and Jerusalem. The...

April 2, 2016

Giorgio Bassani in America

On the 100th Anniversary of Giorgio Bassani’s birth and on the occasion of the publication of his American lectures by CPL Editions. Opening remarks by Giorgio Van Straten, director of the ICI, Dalia Sofer (writer), Andrea ...

April 10, 2016

The Merchant “in” Venice

Theatrical reading and meeting with actors and director of the Compagnia de’ Colombari Featuring: Reg. E. Cathey, Emmy Award Winning Actor and Members of Compagnia de’ Colombari, Karin Coonrod, Founder and Artistic Director, ...

March 15, 2016

Songs from Shylocks Venice

I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice Marking the 500th anniversary...

April 1, 2015

A day of film, amaretti and caffè

On March 30th from 1 pm to 5 pm Centro Primo Levi will screen films and documentaries from its collection. Special feature of the day will be Emanuele Luzzati’s and Giulio Gianini’s Oscar nominated animation La Gazza Ladra (1964) with ...

September 4, 2015

The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book

Merima Ključo, composer and accordionist, Bart Woodstrup, artist, Seth Knopp, pianist A multimedia work composed by Merima Ključo. Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book traces the incredible journey of this most treasured 14th-century ...

January 25, 2015

Oro Macht Frei

Film Screening: Oro MachtFrei Directed by Jeffrey Bonna. Produced by Jeffrey Bonna and Catherine Campbell. Executive Producer Joel Markel. Original music composed and performed by Yotam Haber. Post screening discussion: Catherine ...

December 20, 2015

Della Seta Family Films

The Della Seta family films shot in 1923, featuring weddings, leisure time and other daily activities, are the only known video document of Italian Jewish life before the Holocaust. The Italian journalist Claudio Della Seta found the ...

September 20, 2014

The Man With the Nagra

The Man with the Nagra, 2013 Written and Directed by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman, Produced by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman and Johanna Levi, Language: Hebrew and Italian with English subtitles The Man with the Nagra, narrates the life and work of ...

January 1, 2014

Giorno della Memoria in New York 2014

Presented by the Consulate General of Italy, Centro Primo Levi, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, Italian Cultural Institute, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Calandra Institute of Italian American Studies at CUNY. January 27 | ...

January 1, 2014

Celebrating Books!

Centro Primo Levi is proud to co-host with the Italian Cultural Institute an evening dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of L’Indice and the 50th Anniversary of the New York Review of Books with Gian Giacomo Migone, Robert Silvers, ...

January 20, 2013

Giorno della Memoria 2013

Presenters: Consulate General of Italy in New York, Italian Cultural Institute, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY, Centro Primo Levi New York. All ...

January 30, 2012

The DP Camp of Cinecittà

On January 30th at 6 pm Centro Primo Levi and Casa ItalianaZerilliMarimò, 24 West 12th Street, will present the world premiere of the documentary film The DP Camp of Cinecittà by Marco Bertozzi, based on research by NoaSteimatsky ...

December 20, 2010

Primo Levi, the Scientist

NOV 7 | THE MARK OF THE CHEMIST Museum of Jewish Heritage | 36 Battery Park Theatrical reading of Primo Levi’s scientific text. Featuring John Turturro and Joan Acocella. Soundscape by composer and virtuoso Marco Cappelli. Text ...

September 20, 2011

Introducing J-Italy

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 ...

October 20, 2010

The Jews of San Nicandro

Film screening and talk John Davis, University of Connecticut Not many people know of the utterly extraordinary events that took place in a humble southern Italian town in the first half of the twentieth century—and those who do have ...

May 10, 2010

June 16 | Blooming Trieste

Did James Joyce call Leopold Bloom the man who had called himself Italo Svevo? Screening: Le Parole di Mio Padre/My Father’s Words (2001), directed by Francesca Comencini and based on Zeno’s Conscience. Post-screening ...

February 4, 2010

Salonika 1943 | Theatrical Reading

SALONIKA 1943 Script by FerdinandoCeriani, Gian Paolo Cavarai, Antonio Ferrari.Musical director EvelinaMeghnagi. Staging in the US directed by Alan Adelson. Starring: Robert Zukerman, Lily Balsen, and GaleetDardashti. The performance ...

October 20, 2009

Piedmont: Unfolding Borders

When, 150 years ago, Italy became a unified country, the Region of Piemonte was its center and the catalyst of its early development. As the oldest minority in Europe, Italian Jews held a high stake in a process that sanctioned...

October 1, 2009

Meet the Author: Lia Levi

Co-presented by the National Organization of Italian American Women, in collaboration with: La Scuola D’Italia, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. On the occasion of the publication of ...

May 20, 2009

Venice: East of the West

Centuries of Jewish Crossover From Venice to Lecce The program is co-presented by the Consulate General of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute, and Centro Primo Levi. It is made possible through the generous support of the Regione Veneto ...

March 20, 2009

Tribute to Giorgio Bassani

The writings of Giorgio Bassani are recognized internationally for their memorably elusive characters, the many ways in which they defy stereotypes, and their uncanny portrayal of the Italian society between the end of Fascism and the ...

April 20, 2009

Dante in Public

February 9 at 6:00 pm Dante and Primo Levi Join an unexpected literary salon in town where scholar and writer Uri Cohen will take you on a fascinating and unexpected journey. Uri Cohen is an assistant professor at Columbia University ...

January 20, 2009

Giorno della Memoria 2009

January 26, 6 pm. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NYC Traces of Memory. Film screening and literary reading The Historic Ghetto of Venice by Regina Resnik. Maria Tucci reads from Primo Levi’s The Truce “Children of the ...

January 1, 2009

Istvàn Farkas: An Introduction

The Art and Life of István Farkas (1887-1944)  Lecture by Éva Forgács, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena A modernist of the École de Paris, whose elusive landscapes fascinated writers and painters alike, in 1932 Farkas returned to ...

September 20, 2008

New Voices on Primo Levi

Centro Primo Levi with the Italian Cultural Institute and Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimó inaugurate the first annual symposium dedicated to the Italian writer and scientist Primo Levi. Sessions continue on September 9 at 7:00 pm at the ...

April 1, 2008

Centro Primo Levi Salutes Israel at 60

Centro Primo Levi with the Consulate General of Italy and the Consulate General of Israel present a program dedicated to the history of Italians in Israel. May 13 at 5:00 pm Film screening: Chalutzim: Pionieri in Israele A film by...

January 20, 2008

Exodus: Ada’s Dream

Sephardic Film Festival Exodus.  A RAI production dedicated to the life of Ada Sereni. Based on the true story of Ada Sereni, who became a leader of the Aliyah Bet, helping the underground Jewish Brigade bring survivors to Palestine in...

January 27, 2008

Seminars: Science, Justice and Memory

  Sunday, January 27, 2008 Italian Academy at Columbia University Italian Fascist Race Laws and the Manifesto dellaRazza: How Law and Science Can be Racist David Freedberg (Italian Academy), Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU), Lidia Santarelli ...

March 20, 2007

Fiorello’s Sister, Gemma’s Brother

An evening of talks, performance, film, and radio nostalgia on the beloved Mayor of New York and his sister Gemma. On the occasion of the publication of Fiorello’s Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck’s Story, the memoir by Gemma ...

April 21, 2007

Mediterranean Dialogues: Miriam Meghnagi

Centro Primo Levi and the Herbert Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Pensylvania invite you to an evening dedicated to the cultures of the Mediterranean lands featuring Charles Manekin (Bar Ilan ...

January 1, 2007

Giorno della Memoria 2007

Centro Primo Levi jointly with the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo, and the Italian Academy at Columbia University sponsors a series of programs and city events to commemorate ...

March 21, 2006

The Valmadonna Library

THE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY Jack Lunzer, custodian. Opening remarks by Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania. The Valmadonna Trust Library in London is generally recognized to comprise the most important private collection of early ...

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