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Seminar “The Jewish Presence in Italy”

Sunday, Apr 21, 2013
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

In celebration of the exhibition Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, the consulates general of Italy and Israel have organized this afternoon seminar to explore different perspectives on the history of the Italian community of Jewish origin, and its significant contributions to Italian life and culture.

A reception follows the program. Questions? E-mail lectures@mfah.org

Speakers
• Alessandro Carrera, associate professor and director of Italian Studies, University of Houston
• Jonathan Fass, assistant executive director, the Center for Jewish Living and Learning
• Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
• Fabrizio Nava, consul general of Italy in Houston

Admission
Open to the public; free with general museum admission.

This seminar is presented as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States, an initiative held under the auspices of the president of the Italian Republic, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy, and supported by corporate ambassadors Eni and Intesa Sanpaolo.