NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Italy

Renovation brings Venice Jewish Museum into future, visitors into 16th century

The $10 million project is self-financed by the city’s Jewish community and will inject new life into the central complex; includes an immersive replica of ancient ghetto housing

Italian PM saves ancient Jewish graveyard from being destroyed

The Italian government approved a request made nearly a year ago by Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau demanding that efforts be made to prevent the destruction of the Jewish cemetery in Mantova by a construction project.

Israel’s national library to help catalog 35,000 Hebrew books in Italy

The National Library of Israel is taking part in a new initiative to create a unified listing of all Hebrew books in Italy.

Italian Carabinieri commit to work to return Jewish books stolen by the Nazis

The Jewish Community of Rome and the Carabinieri have signed an agreement aimed at finding and returning over seven thousand books which were stolen from the community by the Nazis.

Milan’s police prefect visits the Garden of Righteous

The police prefect of Milan, Renato Saccone, visited the city’s Garden of Righteous for the first time.

Restoration works at Synagogue of Florence begin

Restoration works at the Synagogue of Florence started. The works are necessary to protect the structure, after recent studies of the building exposed extensive floor damage.

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