Art Music and Theatre

The Duomo and the Great Synagogue

Los Gatos, March 21st @ 6:30pm – 10:00pm

An evening of Jewish and Florentine architecture, culture, music, and food

• Informal talks about the history and architecture of two of Florence, Italy’s grandest and most iconic structures — the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (the Duomo) and the Great Synagogue — by  Ross King, author of the national bestseller Brunelleschi’s Dome, and noted scholar Professor Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.

• Q&A session moderated by Gail Price, former Executive Director of The American Institute of Architects Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

•The San Jose Chamber players with Cantor Sharon Bernstein presenting both Jewish and Italian songs.

• Italian appetizers and ice cream.

ADMISSION: Click these links to purchase tickets online.
• General admission $40
 Students $15
• VIP tickets $100

General admission tickets will also be available for $45 at the door.

More information: Maya Tripp,

This program is presented by the Addison-Penzak JCC and the County of Santa Clara/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Sylvia & Leonard Metz, Doris and Rick z”l Davis, and an anonymous donor. The Addison-Penzak JCC is proud to be a part of the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The JCC is also generously supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters. The County of Santa Clara/Province of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission is a self-supporting advisory group to the Board of Supervisors and exists to promote friendship and mutual understanding, and to foster cultural, educational, technological and business exchanges between the two areas.