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Rabbi Barbara Aiello Blogs

Rabbi Barbara Aiello blogs bring you insight and thoughts on current and historic Jewish issues through the eyes of Rabbi Barbara.

Conversion to Judaism

Jewish Conversion Italy

Jewish Conversion Italy

It was Mazel Tov all around as eight conversion candidates assembled in southern Italy for Darshan...

Italy – Jewish and Secular
Italian Jewish Singers

Italian Jewish Singers

Dalida`  an Italian Jewish Singers- As a “Bat Anousim” she was “I nostri”  - “one of us.” Although...

Ferramonti

Ferramonti

Ferramonti Internment Camp The story of the Ferramonti Internment Camp is a story of Jewish...

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...

Jewish Treasure

Jewish Treasure

Rabbi Barbara Finds a hidden Jewish Treasure in Rome This coming September 10 Patrizia and Alberto...

Italian Graduation Day

Italian Graduation Day

Even by American standards Antonio Talarico is tall. Standing at well over six feet,  Italian-born...

Our Synagogue in Calabria
Board Member Does Mitzvot

Board Member Does Mitzvot

Felicia Capozzoli –  Sinagoga Board Member and Advisor for Tikkun Olam and Youth Activities  put...

TorahNator

TorahNator

Thanks to the "TorahNator"  Seniors Access Shabbat Services   “I’m calling it the...

Traveling Torahs

Traveling Torahs

An Update on Italy’s Traveling Torahs Torah on a Train… Torah on a Plane… Torah on  a Boat… Torah...

Get Out of Shul Free Card

Get Out of Shul Free Card

“Get Out of Shul Free” Card - A Shabbat Idea Whose Time Has Come:  Almost all of us have played...

Kipah-Minded

Kipah-Minded

It is springtime now and summer is coming. Vacations are on our minds and these are the days for...

Jews Around the World

Jews of the Emerald Isle

Jews of the Emerald Isle

Does Your Bubbe Come From Ireland? By Rabbi Barbara Aiello Characters:   Narrator - “Lepra-Cohen”...

Elvis Presley Was Jewish

Elvis Presley Was Jewish

He passed away 40 years ago on August 16, 1977. On the Hebrew calendar the date was the second day...

Betty Boop Jewish Roots

Betty Boop Jewish Roots

Today when grandparents share a video moment with grandchildren, it’s likely that the image on the...

Lost Sicilian Jews

Lost Sicilian Jews

A Story of Lost Sicilian Jews She arrived on Sunday morning, having received an announcement of...