TINR – The Assisi Project


April 5, 2022    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Temple Israel of New Rochelle
1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle, NY, 10804

Event Type

A rare opportunity: Temple Israel of New Rochelle has been selected, by the Vatican, to host an historic exhibition which includes religious leaders and local politicians from Italy, including the Pope’s Archivist, who will share up until now, hidden stories about the clergy and citizens of Assisi, Italy, who risked their lives in protecting Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. 

A roundtable discussion of Italian dignitaries, with historical and illustrative panels from “The Museum of Memory” from Assisi, Italy,  will be on-site telling the story of Assisi residents protecting Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

This event will be in person and on-line streaming by Assisi Hosts: Moderated by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum

5:00 – 6:30 pm View the Museum Exhibit (in Lobby)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Roundtable Panel Discussion (in Sanctuary)

Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF), whose mission is to initiate historical projects and remove obstacles between religions, is sponsoring an historic presentation here at Temple Israel, recognizing the lifesaving actions taken by clergy and citizens of Assisi in protecting Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

The exhibit features panels from the “Museo della Memoria Assisi” (The Museum of Memory, in the historic town of Assisi, Italy) and includes a roundtable discussion led by:

  • Professor Johan Ickx, Archivist for the Historical Archives of the Vatican Secretary of State
  • Elizabeth Bettina, author of “It Happened in Italy”
  • Domenico Sorrentino, Archbishop of Assisi
  • Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo
  • Stefania Proietti, Mayor of Assisi

Join us as we hear how the residents of Assisi risked everything to save innocent Jewish lives during Nazi barbarism.

RSVP/Questions to this email:assisievent@desalesmedia.org and let them know you want to attend this event, whether in person or via online. You will receive a link from DeSales Media to fill out a google form asking for contact information. DeSales Media will be organizing the RSVP’s.  If you have any problems, reach out to Orietta Schneider in the Temple Office.

If you wish to submit questions during the webinar, please email the questions, in advance to: assisievent@desalesmedia.org

Media inquiries should be directed to Orietta Schneider, Communications Director.
Media Press Release

Additional Information
During this event, Rabbi Jay will be honoring David A. Alpert for becoming the Chairman of the Lay Advisory Committee of the North American Board of Rabbis. Congratulations!