Spend a day in Jewish Rome...
Come with us to experience IOM ROMÌ, a day in the life of the contemporary Roman Jewish community told through a documentary filmmaker's lens.
A talkback with director Valerio Ciriaci and producer-cinematographer Isaak Liptzin follows the screening.
Thursday, September 27th
Wine & antipasto reception - 7 p.m.
Screening - 7:30 p.m.
Bennett Hall at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus
4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR
A program of...
takes us on a journey inside the contemporary Jewish community of Rome, which for centuries has lived in limbo between persecution and integration. As the only cultural group in the city that can claim an uninterrupted line of descent from the time of the Roman Empire, Roman Jews have fostered rituals and traditions that are unique in the world, from the communal oven they use for matzah to the Great Synagogue that reflects Assyrian-Babylonian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman architecture.
Join the director and producer-cinematographer for a talkback following the film, as they share their insight into the history of Judaism in Rome, where the most ancient diaspora community in the world still resides.
While our Upper Fairfield County Federation is a community of communities, we are also a vast library of stories and a vibrant garden with interconnected roots. This year, with the coordination and leadership of our Federation, many of those communities – congregations, organizations, and others – have joined together to create Common Threads, a year-long project to explore our diverse ancestry and heritage and how it weaves together into our strong and integrated Upper Fairfield County community.
Sponsored by Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County