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Bat / Bar Mitzvah-Emilia-Romagna region of Italy

Bat / Bar Mitzvah-Emilia-Romagna region of Italy

Jun 12th, 2019, 11:40 AM
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Bat / Bar Mitzvah-Emilia-Romagna region of Italy

Hello! I'm working with a Rabbi in Modena to hold my children's Bar and Bat (B'nai) Mitzvah in Italy in July 2020 (I know not the best time but the time that makes the most sense for our family). She is based in Modena, and willing to travel. We are building the ceremony into a larger family trip and I anticipate our trip will take us to the usual spots as my kids have never been to Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome with an added few days somewhere in the Emilia Romagna region to hold the ceremony and celebrate.
Kicker is where to hold the ceremony? We don't need to be inside a synagogue and I was looking for more of an outdoor space - a beautiful park, a vineyard with a lovely area, etc. We are very open to towns - Modena, Bologna, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, etc. Any suggestions of where I could hold this special occasion? It is a small gathering - maybe 8-10 people max. Thank you in advance for any suggestions. DW
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Jun 12th, 2019, 12:27 PM
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Ferrara, the site of Giorgio Bassani's book The Garden of the Finzi-Contini, had one of the oldest and most important Jewish communities in Italy. It would be interesting to share some information on its history with your guests and the bar/bat mitzvah and perhaps find a site for the ceremony.
https://jguideeurope.org/en/region/i...magna/ferrara/
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Jun 12th, 2019, 01:02 PM
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Thank you!!
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Jun 13th, 2019, 02:17 AM
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Parco Massari in Ferrara is a beautiful place in the center of Ferrara.
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Jun 14th, 2019, 01:23 PM
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Modena itself is a lovely town with a pretty park. Maybe ask the rabbi???
One thing to keep in mind is the potential for uncomfortable heat in July. You may want to rethink the outdoor venue.
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Jun 16th, 2019, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Keren View Post
Parco Massari in Ferrara is a beautiful place in the center of Ferrara.
thank you !
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