Mizrachi Bayit, 296 Wilson Ave.
Vanessa Dylyn, producer of the film, to give intro and Q&A
$15 for members; $18 for non-members
Food and drink will be served.
The Mystery of San Nicandro is a compelling story that unfolded in Fascist Italy, of a simple Italian man, Donato Manduzio, who had a mystical vision that resulted in the only mass conversion to Judaism in modern history.
But it is much more: today, there is an extraordinary revival of Judaism in southern Italy - synagogues have opened in Calabria and Sicily for the first time in 500 years - centuries after the Spanish Inquisition forced Jewish communities to convert to Catholicism or flee.
This eye-opening film takes us on a journey of identity search, revealing some of the hidden Jewish facts of Italy – present and ancient past.
North Americans are fuelling this revival as they travel to the most Catholic country to explore their Jewish roots.
For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews_of_San_Nicandro
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