The strength of Italian Jewish women

The aim of the visit is to discover and explore the world of Jewish women and their important contribution within the family, in the community and in society at large. Jewish women showed their interest in the religious life of the community by embroidering on precious silks and brocades which would then be donated to the synagogue. Various examples of their skill can be admired in the Museum. Furthermore, other objects which are related to women may be found – and discussed – in the Museum. At the end of the visit it is possible to have a conversation about Italian Jewish women’s achievements in literature, music, poetry, politics and education. Objects can be created using the decorations from pieces of embroidery and manuscripts. The visit is particularly recommended for girls close to their bat mitzvah and women in general.

Duration: 2 hours
Target Audience: Grades six – seven, girls approaching their bat mitzvah.