Sunday, July 20, 2008

European Day of Jewish Culture -- Italy

The ninth European Day of Jewish Culture will take place Sept. 7, with the theme "Music."

Italy is consistently probably the most enthusiastic country that takes part -- last year, fully one quarter of the 200,000 people who attended Culture Day events across the continent were in Italy. This year, events are scheduled in some 58 towns and cities in Italy.

The pictures above show events in Ancona in 2005 -- a ceremony in the synagogue and the rededication of the Jewish cemetery after restoration.

The full program for Italian events has just been posted -- unfortunately it is only in Italian....

For events in other countries, check


  1. Thanks so much for the info. I've linked to you from my blog Your NatGeo book sounds interesting, too. So, I'll have to keep a look-out for it.

  2. Do you know how I could go about planning a trip to Greece and/or Prague and/or Jordan that would focus on Jewish Roots/Heritage for my three sisters and I (two adults, two teenagers)? We're looking at the last week in December. As a requirement, we also must visit Israel for at least 4 days on this trip, so if you know of anyone who could help us plan a similar trip to Israel (notably Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv) that would great.

    Thanks for your help.
    -Jon Schweitzer