WHAT WE DO
Beit Venezia weaves Jewish culture into the larger fabric of Venetian cultural life, serving both the local Jewish community and a general Italian and international audience, Jews and non-Jews alike.
We build on ten years of experience and organize conferences, lectures, residencies, performances and tours. We regularly partner with the Jewish Community of Venice and its Jewish Museum, the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and numerous national and international organizations from Israel, the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, France, Belgium and other countries. We invite famous authors to address the most topical Jewish issues. We foster research and scholarship in Jewish studies by offering a unique educational and artistic platform. We assist Jewish and academic and cultural organizations plan their visits and gatherings in Venice, promoting interaction between them and local Jewish residents.
We are honoured to count among our partners Mishkenot Sha’ananim (see the Marie Residency Program), the National Library of Israel, the Israel Museum, Central Synagogue (NYC), Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, Kivunim, Pardes, Beit Makhshava, Tenou’a, Free Ebrei – Online Journal of Contemporary Jewish Identity.
We have run programs with academic institutions such as University of California at Santa Cruz, Ca’Foscari University, Princeton University, Vassar College, Wake Forest University and Manhattan College.