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Italian Illuminated Ketubot: A presentation by Peretz Wolf-Prusan

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Free event at the Jewish Community Library at 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, with free garage parking on Pierce between Ellis and Eddy

The Jews of Italy are known for their magnificent illuminated ketubot (marriage contracts), which incorporate Italian architectural details, images of Jerusalem, allegorical representations, and biblical figures, as well as more fantastical elements such as cherubs and signs of the zodiac. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the Venice Ghetto, Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan will present examples of these lavishly decorated artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan is chief program officer and senior educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. Before coming to Lehrhaus Judaica, and before being a synagogue rabbi and educator, and before rabbinic school, Peretz was, from 1974 to 1984, a scribe and illuminator of ketubot.

Co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica. Program made possible, in part, by Marc and Marci Dollinger. 

Earlier Event: May 11
Yom HaAtzma'ut