The annual general conventio of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) took place in Rome on Sunday.
Community presidents, board members, rabbis, and employees from the 21 Jewish communities in the Italian peninsula gathered to delve into the theme chosen for this year: Jewish education from age 0 to 120.
UCEI President Noemi Di Segni opened the meeting, highlighting how education has an impact on our entire lives.
Among the topics discussed were the challenge of keeping Jewish identity alive, the struggle against hatred and delegitimization in public discourse, and the discourse within the community itself.
UCEI board member rav Giuseppe Momigliano emphasized the importance of the special bond between the Diaspora and the State of Israel.
“Today, the world relates to Jews in a different way also because they have a strong state that is a garrison defending the entire free world,” added Israeli ambassador to Rome Dror Eydar.
After the opening, the event offered several lectures and workshops.