Italian Jewish Singers

Italian Jewish Singers

Dalida`  an Italian Jewish Singers- As a “Bat Anousim” she was “I nostri”  – “one of us.” Although she was born Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, when it came time to select a stage name, she chose “Dalida`,” from the Hebrew for “delight.” And, as Dalida` she became...
Ferramonti

Ferramonti

Ferramonti Internment Camp The story of the Ferramonti Internment Camp is a story of Jewish survival thanks to the efforts of Italian soldiers and impoverished Italian villagers who worked together to save nearly 4,000 Jews. Located in the province of Cosenza on the...
Back to School in Italy

Back to School in Italy

It’s back to school in Bella Italia with school bells ringing (literally) in Serrastretta, my tiny village in the mountains of Calabria. Children in many of our mountain communities will attend classes from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, six days a week, Saturdays included!...
Italian Jewish Roots in Squillace

Italian Jewish Roots in Squillace

Exploring Italian Jewish Roots in Squillace   “Searching for the remnants of the historical Jewish presence in Calabria is my passion,” says Rabbi Barbara who recently applied her investigative skills to exploring Squillace, an ancient Calabrian village, known...
Jewish Treasure

Jewish Treasure

Rabbi Barbara Finds a hidden Jewish Treasure in Rome This coming September 10 Patrizia and Alberto will celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary. At least we hope so. Rabbi Barbara Aiello never knew the wedding couple but she found their custom designed wedding...