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Rabbi Barbara Aiello Lecture Series

Saturday, October 28, 2017
I'm Italian but could I be Jewish, too?
The Story of the Hidden Jews of Southern Italy
Saturday, Oct. 28 · 1 p.m.

The Amazing Story of How Southern Italian Jews Saved 4,000 Jews
Italian Jews and World War II
Sunday, Oct. 29 · 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Rabbi Barbara Aiello, the first woman rabbi in Italy, begins her 11th year as Italy's only modern, liberal rabbi. She continues to serve Jews throughout Europe as a spokesperson for Pluralistic Judaism—a movement that deliberately blurs denominational lines and extends the hand of Jewish welcome to Jews of all backgrounds.

Rabbi Barbara Aiello was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the daughter of a liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award. She holds a MS from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and received "smeicha" (rabbinic ordination) from The Rabbinical Seminary International and the Rabbinical Academy in New York City.

This event is co-sponsored by Classrooms Without Borders

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