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The Duomo and the Great Synagogue

March 21st @ 6:30pm - 10:00pm

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

• Informal talks about the history and architecture of 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.

•The San Jose Chamber players with Cantor Sharon Bernstein presenting both Jewish and Italian songs.

• Italian appetizers and ice cream.

Tickets: Ticket link will be available soon. General admission $40, at the door $45, students $15, VIP tickets $100.

More information: Maya Tripp, mayat@apjcc.org

This program is presented by the Addison-Penzak JCC and the County of Santa Clara/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. The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture. The APJCC is also supported by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous donors. The County of Santa Clara/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission is a self-supporting advisory group to the Board of Supervisors and exists to promote friendship and mutual understanding, and to foster cultural, educational, technological and business exchanges between the two areas.


March 21st 2020
6:30pm - 10:00pm


JCC Los Gatos
14855 Oka Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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