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Conversations at the Vilna: The Jewish Catacombs of Rome with North Ender Jessica Dello Russo

Conversations at the Vilna, Brown Bag Lunch
Wednesday April 13, 2011,  12 PM – 1 PM

The Jewish Catacombs of Rome   

Join us for a conversation with Jessica Dello Russo on the Jewish Catacombs of Rome. Jessica is a North end resident, graduate of the Vatican’s Institute for Christian Archaeology in Rome and a longtime collaborator with the International Catacomb Society, an organization founded in 1980 by Vilna Shul member Estelle Shohet Brettman for “the preservation and documentation of the Roman catacombs and other sites that illustrate the common influences on Jewish, Christian and pagan iconography and funeral practices during the time of the Roman Empire.”  A number of Jessica’s articles on the Jewish catacombs of Rome are now available on the International  Catacomb Society website . She has guided many organizations, schools and individuals through these historic sites, and continues to document their excavation. The conversation is free but donations are appreciated.

The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips Street
Boston, MA 02114