Readings, free guided tours, screenings, a conference: Sunday 10 October and the European Day of Jewish Culture and in Pisa there will be a series of initiatives to get to know the culture and history of the millenary Pisan Jewish community for citizens. ‘dialogues’, this is the theme of the 2021 edition, a way to underline the importance of intercultural encounter and confrontation. At 11 in Synagogue the literary performance is scheduled ‘Hebrew Sonnets’ by and with Piero Nissim, introduction and reading by the author. At 15.30 presentation of the film at the Synagogue ‘The emissaries of the Holy Land in the Tuscan lands, sheluchim de-rabbanan in Livorno, Pisa, Florence and Siena ‘. Following, at 16.30, the conference ‘Documents speak to us’, presentation of the digitization project of the historical archive of the Jewish community. Speakers: Maurizio Gabbrielli, president of the Jewish Community of Pisa; Fabrizio Franceschini, ‘Michele Luzzati’ Interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies of the University of Pisa; Marco Conti, Institute of Informatics and Telematics CNR Pisa; Mafalda Toniazzi, Cise Unipi; Andrea Marchetti, Iit Cnr; Francesca Diana, Cise Unipi; Claudia Borgia, Archival and Bibliographic Superintendency of Tuscany; Dora Smooth, University of Florence; Laura Brazzo, center of contemporary Jewish documentation.
Both the morning and the afternoon of 5 Cheshvan 5782, this is the corresponding date in the Hebrew calendar, free guided tours by Coopculture to the Synagogue of Pisa of via Palestro e at the Jewish Cemetery overlooking Piazza dei Miracoli, entrance from Largo Cocco Griffi. Hours: from 10 to 12.30 with last departure at 12 and from 15.30 to 18.30 with last departure at 6 pm. The Synagogue is a journey through architecture, religion and Jewish traditions with the possibility of admiring unique objects such as the Haron Ha Kodesh of the sixteenth century. The Jewish cemetery it has been active since 1674: here are buried people who have made the history of the city such as the Mayor and scholar Alessandro D’Ancona.
The day is organized by the Pisan Jewish Community with the patronage of Municipality of Pisa. All appointments are without reservation, but with the obligation to show the Green Pass