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Primo Levi Forum
Italian Jewish Studies Seminar
March 15, 2021

The Scandal of The Imagination


Aldo Braibanti and Sylvano Bussotti, a collaboration. An event of the Carnegie Hall Festival “Voices of Hope” – Premiere screening of “The Scandal of the Imagination,” a...

March 15, 2021

Surviving the Ghetto

Italian Jewish Studies Seminar

Presentation of Serena Di Nepi’s new book: Surviving the Ghetto (Brill, 2021) Serena Di Nepi (University of Rome) in conversation with Emily Michelson (University of St. Andrews). Introduced and moderated by David Malkiel...

From the project: Yolocaust discussed in Valentina Pisanty's book The Guardians of Memory
January 23, 2021

Guardians of Memory?

Memoria, Programs

Presentation of the book by Valentina Pisanty (University of Bergamo), The Guardians of Memory, published by CPL Editions 2021. Participants: Valentina Pisanty (University of Bergamo), Michael Rothberg (UCLA), Omer Bartov (Brown...

November 10, 2020

Debt and Damnation: Islam in Dante


Ian Thomson in conversation with Alison Cornish and Federica Anichini. Click here to register “It might seem strange that a poem most emblematic of medieval Christianity, The Divine Comedy, should contain so many Arabic...

December 19, 2018


Italian Cultural Institute, Memoria, Programs

Film screening and panel discussion with the filmmaker and scholars Pentcho (2018) By Stefano Cattini Produced by  Sonne Film, Mosaic Film, RAI Cinema, Emilia Romagna Film Commission. Between the years 1934 and 1939, illegal...

July 18, 2017

Bon Shabbad

Keila Kedosha Janina, Programs

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

Center for Jewish History, Programs

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 open to...

July 18, 2017

Rome in New York!

Center for Jewish History, Programs

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...

January 25, 2015

Oro Macht Frei

Museum of Jewish Heritage, Memoria

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...

September 20, 2014

The Man With the Nagra

Museum of Jewish Heritage, Programs

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

Memoria, Programs

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!

Italian Cultural Institute, Programs

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,...

May 10, 2010

June 16 | Blooming Trieste

JCC Manhattan, Programs

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

Memoria, Programs

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...

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

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, Programs

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

Multiple venues, Memoria, Programs

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...

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

Center for Jewish History, Programs

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

Memoria, Programs

  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...

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...