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  • Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline.

    It’s not easy being Jewish in Italy today. But that just makes Joseph and Sharon work even harder to show their pride in their Jewish and Italian heritage, pride they developed at Liceo Renzo Levi, Federation partner World ORT’s high school in Rome — now the only Jewish high school serving this centuries-old Jewish community.

    “ORT gives us the courage to face the world with our Jewish identity,” says Sharon, a computer...

    Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline.

    It’s not easy being Jewish in Italy today. But that just makes Joseph and Sharon work even harder to show their pride in their Jewish and Italian heritage, pride they developed at Liceo Renzo Levi, Federation partner World ORT’s hi...

    Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline.

    It’s not easy being Jewish in Italy today. But that just makes Joseph and Sharon work even harder to show their pride in their Jewish...

    Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline.

    It’s not easy being Jewish in Italy today. But that just makes ...

    Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline.

    It’s not easy being Jew...

    Economic crisis. Rising anti-Semitism. Population decline...

    Economic crisis. Rising anti-Sem...

    Economic crisis. Risin...