The Duomo and the Great Synagogue

Saturday, March 21, 6:30pm-10:00pm

An evening of Jewish and Florentine architecture, culture, music, and food.

• Informal talks on two of Florence, Italy’s grandest and most iconic structures — the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (the Duomo) and the Great Synagogue — by  Ross King, author of the national bestseller Brunelleschi’s Dome, and noted scholar Professor Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.

• Q&A session moderated by Gail Price, former Executive Director of The American Institute of Architects Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

• Florentine guitar quintets performed by The San Jose Chamber players.

• Refreshments.

Tickets: Ticket link coming soon. General admission $40, students $15, VIP tickets $100.

More information: Maya Tripp, mayat@apjcc.org

This program is presented by the Addison-Penzak JCC and the Santa Clara County/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Sylvia & Leonard Metz, Doris and Rick z”l Davis, and an anonymous donor. 

Etgar Keret

Sunday, May 17, 7:30-9:00pm

Internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret discusses Fly Already, his Sapir Prize-winning collection of quirky short stories, and the French television mini-series “The Real Estate Agent,” created with his wife, Shira Geffen.

Keret is known for his absurd, sad, funny, very short stories, as well as graphic novels and screenwriting. His previous books include Suddenly, a Knock at the DoorThe Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be GodThe Nimrod Flipout; and many more.

Tickets: Ticket link coming soon. General admission $20.

For more information, contact Maya Tripp at mayat@apjcc.org.

Etgar Keret’s visit is made possible, in part, by the JCCA’s Innovation Fund for Israel Engagement. 

The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.

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