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Jul 27th Show
When a couple chooses to mark this
special event in Italy,  they have
truly selected a Jewish experience!  
We Italian Jews represent the  very
first Jews in the Diaspora.

As you plan for your special day,
there are so many things to consider
and  many decisions to make.  And
one of the most important of all is
your ceremony.
Weddings & Blessings
Commitment Ceremonies
Renewal of Vows
Jewish  & Interfaith
Your teen can
become Bar/Bat
Mitzvah in Italy...
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
preparation can be
an inspiring and
enjoyable process
when the ceremony
itself is held in Italy.
Tablet Magazine  •  2014
Girls read directly from Torah
Wedding Coordinator
Kiddush under the "pergola"
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After 500 years
Jewish worship
returns to Calabria
Ner Tamid
del Sud
Rabbi Barbara Aiello, the
first woman rabbi in Italy,
begins her tenth year as
the country’s only modern
liberal rabbi, serving Jews
throughout Italy as a
spokesperson for
pluralistic Judaism. Rabbi
Barbara  is pleased to
announce that she will now
spend the majority of each
year in Calabria.

April -  December 2013
Rabbi Barbara lives and
works in Serrastretta,
Italy, serving
Congregation Ner Tamid
del Sud, the first active
synagogue in Calabria in
500 years since
Inquisition times.

January - March 2014
Rabbi Barbara Returns to
Sarasota, Florida as
scholar-in-residence at the
Kobernick House where
she will lead Tu B’Shevat
and Purim events along
with Torah services and
activities on the
retirement campus. She
continues to serve
Congregation Ner Tamid
in Bradenton as rabbinic

April - December 2014  
Rabbi Barbara returns to
Italy to celebrate Passover
in Calabria and to officiate
at Jewish and Jewish
interfaith destination
weddings as well as
destination Bar and Bat
Mitzvah celebrations.
Rabbi Barbara Aiello
Italy's First Woman Rabbi
La Nuova
Sinagoga in
Renovated 20 May 2013
When Rabbi Barbara Aiello founded
the synagogue Ner Tamid del Sud six
years ago in Serrastretta, a mountain
town of 3,600 in Italy’s Calabria
region, there weren’t many self-
identified Jews around. The closest
congregation was in Naples, a four-
hour drive away.
National Suit Drive with Billy Laing
On your head & on your door:
All about the Yarmulke and Mezzuzah
Italy’s Only Female Rabbi Digs Up
the Country’s Hidden Jewish Roots
But Aiello—an Italian-American whose father was born in Serrastretta,
and who moved from Florida back to her ancestral village in 2006—
suspected many locals had Jewish roots, even if they didn’t know it.
By Karina Ioffee
Prayer for the State of Israel
by Carolyn Kaplan
Our beloved State of Israel is once again
facing an unimaginable struggle for its
very existence. Bravery, determination,
defiance and strength – all these have
contributed to beating the horrendous
upheavals in the past. The struggle, as we
have seen in the past few days, escalates.

What can WE do – away in this, our far-
away land? What can we do but pray.