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March, 2022

27MAr12:00 pm2:00 pmThe Thesaurus of Italian Jewish MusicWebsite launching12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Italian Jewish Studies Seminar:Italian Jewish Studies Seminar

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The Centro Leo Levi per lo studio del Patrimonio Liturgico Ebraico presents the Thesaurus of Italian Jewish Music, an online resource for cantors, scholars and the general public .

This event is dedicated to the memory of three Italian chazanim: rav Elia Richetti z’l (1950-2021),  rav Vittorio Chaim Della Rocca z’l (1933-2021), and rav Fernando Belgrado z’l (1913-1998).

The Online Thesaurus of Italian Jewish Music is live at www.jewishitalianmusic.org  in collaboration with: National Library of Israel; Jewish Music Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Hebrew Union College, NY; Centro Primo Levi New York; UCEI; CDEC; FBCEI; Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi; Beit Venezia. The Thesaurus is made possible by the generous grants of: Viterbi Family, San Diego and Centro Primo Levi New York; Regione Toscana, and other anonymous donors.

PROGRAM

5 pm (Florence)

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION.

Enrico Fink, Project coordinator, President of the Jewish Community of Florence; Rav Gadi Piperno, Chief Rabbi of Florence.

5:30 pm (Florence); 11:20 noon (New York); 8:30 am (Los Angeles); 7:30 pm (Jerusalem)

Session 1  (in Italian/live broadcast).

THE MUSICAL HERITAGE OF THE ITALIAN JEWS AND CENTRO LEO LEVI

Rav Joseph Levi, President of Centro Leo Levi, son of Leo Levi z’l.

David Meghnagi, Vice-president of Centro Leo Levi, Università Roma Tre.

Francesco Spagnolo,  The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life & Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley; member of the Thesaurus’ scientific committee. 

Musical performance by rav Alberto Funaro (Rome) and guests.

6:00 pm (Florence); 12:00 noon (New York); 9:00 am (Los Angeles); 8:00 pm (Jerusalem) – Session 2 (in English/live broadcast).

THE ONLINE THESAURUS OF ITALIAN JEWISH MUSIC

Enrico Fink,Project coordinator, President of the Jewish Community of Florence).

Piergabriele Mancuso, Project coordinator, The Medici Archive Project, Boston University).

Edwin Seroussi, Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology, Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Chair of the Thesaurus’ scientific committee.

Musical performance by rav Alberto Funaro (Rome) and guests.

Image: The celebration of Hoshanà Rabbà at the Tempio Maggiore in Rome.

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