A historic anniversary: 1516-2016
For eight years now BEIT VENEZIA (previously known as The Venice Center for International Jewish Studies) has honored and continued the legacy of the Ghetto of Venice as a center of Jewish life, art, and learning. We are proud to ...read more >>
Summer Workshop for Early Career Scholars on Liminal Spaces and Jewish Identity Venice, June 28th – July 5th, 2016; Generously Supported by the Delmas Foundation CALL FOR PAPERS The Ghetto of Venice: The Future of Memory in ...read more >>
Artists fully immersed in their work in Venice
The Making of The New Venice Haggadah Today, in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Venetian Ghetto, eight artists are gathered in Venice to be immersed in the heritage of this unique city, and to create artwork for a New Venice ...read more >>
In 2016 the Venetian Ghetto will celebrate its 500th anniversary.
For many centuries Venice was a crossroads of international Jewish experience and the Venice Ghetto nurtured a thriving Jewish culture. Even though it was a place of segregation, it was a meeting place of many cultures and a rich resource stimulating Jewish cultural life in many other parts of the world.
To commemorate the shaping power of the historic Venice Ghetto, we are establishing the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies. To commemorate the shaping power of the historic Venice Ghetto, we are establishing the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies. for Jewish life and thought.