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Rabbi Barbara Aiello
Summer/Fall 2014 (5774-5)
Event Calendar
of Faith
See Our Synagogue
Ner Tamid del Sud...
by Louis R. Carlozo
Rabbi Barbara Aiello
A New
Bet Knesset
Lorenzo De'Medici
Cultural Center &
August 7 - B'nei Mitzvah in Rome-Mazel Tov to Ali & Oliver

August 8-9 - Serrastretta - Welcome to Rabbi Jacqueline
Tabick - head of the World Union of Progressive Judaism
European Region Bet Din - London

August 10-11 - Serrastretta -  Synagogue Ner Tamid Del
Sud opens its doors to visitors in support of the town’s historical
festival, “Serrastretta nel Tempo.”

August 19 - Bar Mitzvah in Serrastretta - Mazel Tov to

August 26 - Bar Mitzvah in Serrastretta - Mazel Tov to

August 31 - Wedding in Umbria - Mazel Tov to Casey and

September 9 - Wedding in Capri - Mazel Tov to Sabrina
and Sean

September 11 - Wedding in Tuscany - Mazel Tov to Bev
and Michael

September 22 - October 21 - Juneau, Alaska -  Rabbi
Barbara serves Synagogue Sukkat Shalom, Juneau, Alaska, for
High Holy Day services and special events
August, September & October
A Rabbi helps
Italians find their
Jewish roots
14 Oct 2013
7 Oct 2013
Story of
Reclaiming their Judaism has been difficult for many secret Jews,
called “bnai anusim,” or “children of the forced ones,” so it was
with great joy and pride that Vincenzo Uziel Li Calzi, a Sicilian “ben
anusim” made Jewish history by becoming the third Jew to have a
public Bar Mitzvah ceremony on the island of Sicily in 500 years
An Anusim Bar Mitzvah
in Palermo, Sicily
Vincenzo’s Victory
By Rabbi Barbara Aiello
Ebrei per un giorno
Palermo: figli di Abramo in
un mondo che cambia
6 GIUGNO 2014
by Chiara
Tablet Magazine  •  February  2014
When Rabbi Barbara Aiello [1] founded
the synagogue Ner Tamid del Sud six
years ago in Serrastretta, a mountain
town of 3,600 in Italy’s Calabria
region, there weren’t many self-
identified Jews around. The closest
congregation was in Naples, a four-
hour drive away.
Italy’s Only Female Rabbi Digs Up
the Country’s Hidden Jewish Roots
But Aiello—an Italian-American whose father was born in Serrastretta,
and who moved from Florida back to her ancestral village in 2006—
suspected many locals had Jewish roots, even if they didn’t know it.
By Karina Ioffee