Hornstein Program

Italian Jews and World War II
The amazing story of how southern Italians saved 4,000 Jews
with Rabbi Barbara Aiello

Sunday, December 2
10:15 AM
Wise Center

Rabbi Barbara Aiello will discuss the experience of Italian Jews during World War II, focusing on the southern region of Calabria, home to Italy’s largest concentration camp, Ferramonti. She will share stories of the Calabrian villagers and other Italians who protected their Jewish neighbors at great personal risk.

Rabbi Aiello is the first and only woman rabbi in Italy, and the first and only modern liberal rabbi who lives and works in Italy.  There she serves congregation Ner Tamid del Sud, The Eternal Light of the South, the first active synagogue in Calabria in 500 years. In 2017 the synagogue was recognized as a member of the Reconstructionist Jewish movement and welcomes Jews of all backgrounds.

RSVP to Lisa Shusterman lshusterman@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513.487.3055


This program is a part of the Hornstein Memorial Holocaust Lecture Series, which was established in memory of Lusia and Stephen Hornstein, longstanding Wise Temple members and Holocaust survivors who believed that the victims and survivors of the Shoah should not be forgotten. It is co-sponsored by the Holocaust and Humanity Center.

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