European Day of Jewish Culture 2016
From Hebrew to Greek, from Ladino to Aramaic, from Yiddish to Judeo-Arabic, from Jewish-Italian dialects to Russian, Jews, this people created by a Word heard at Mount Sinai, have always had a strong - and, in a typically Jewish way, happily contradictory! - relationship with languages.
Did you know that Yiddish is based on German? That Hebrew can be pronounced in many different ways, the most complete being the variety from Yemen? That Jews on the Greek island of Corfu used to speak an ancient Apulian dialect, or that Moroccan Jews brought their dialect, called Haketia, to the Amazon river? That Ethiopian Jews have Ge'ez, and not Hebrew, as a sacred language? And what about the difference between Hebrew and Aramaic?
EDJC 2016 will investigate these - and many, many more - questions: let's explore together this joyful Babel crossing millennia and continents!
Events of the Day in Venice (free entrance/ booking required)
9.30 am Guided tour to the ancient cemetery of the Venice Lido, organized by Aldo Izzo; Venice Lido, riviera S. Nicolò
10.00 am and 3.00 pm Free guided tour to the exhibition "Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516 - 2016" at the Doge's Palace. Enrance with exhibition ticket (€10, price reduced for groups). Maximum 25 persons
10.00 am - 7.00 pm – Opening of the Synagogues of Campo di Ghetto Nuovo / Campo di Ghetto Vecchio
10.00 am-7.00 pm Opening of the Jewish Museum and photography exhibition "Passato prossimo. Il ghetto di Venezia 1986-2016." by Graziano Arici.
inside the museum the corner: #oggiscrivoinebraico; Venice Jewish Museum Cannaregio 2902/b
10.00 am –1.00 pm "Saluti | L’ebraico e le 70 lingue dei popoli" speech by Chief Rabbi of Venice Scialom Bahbout. Lectio magistralis by Claude Hagége "La parlata giudeo veneziana: introduzione e letture di scena di vita del ghetto", directed by Stefano Pagin, readings organized by Enzo Turrin, Giorgio Bertan, Giovanni Tomassetti, Daniela Foa’ – Palazzo Regione Grandi Stazioni Conference hall, Cannaregio 23
11.00 am “Una casa per lettera” workshop for families; Aula didattica MEV, Cannaregio 1107
12.00 am and 4.00 pm – Introduction to Hebrew language and graphic workshop; Venice Jewish Museum Cannaregio 2902/b
4.30 pm Introduction to the the photography exhibition; Venice Jewish Museum Cannaregio 2902/b
6.00 pm Agata Brusegan, conservatrice IRE: Conversazione “I catecumeni nei documenti degli archivi veneziani” – Venice Jewish Museum Cannaregio 2902/b
9.00 pm Theatre performance “Bacioni dal Ghetto” with Eugenio de’ Giorgi, Campo di Ghetto Novo
Info and reservation
address Cannaregio, 2902/B, Venice
Jewish community Tel. +39 041715012
Venice Jewish Museum – Tel. +39 041715359