Women, Jews, Venetians from various viewpoints

“Women, Jews, Venetians,” a program on Jewish and Italian culture, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 22 at the Museo Italo American at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

The conference, which features Italian and American professors and speakers, focuses on Jewish women throughout the history of Venice, and will include segments from the S.F. museum’s 2008 exhibit “Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identities.”

The Museo Italo Americano, the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies, and U.C. Santa Cruz’s Institute for Humanities Research and  literature program are sponsoring the event. Admission is $15 to $30. Reservations are required. For more information, call  (415) 673-2200 or visit www.museoitaloamericano.org.

Also on May 22 beginning at 7 p.m. is a free program in the Humanities Building at U.C. Santa Cruz, with continued programming through May 24. It includes Shaul Bassi of the Univeristy in Venice, discussing “Shakespeare to Erica Jong: Jewish Women and Cultural Politics.” For details, visit http://bit.ly/jibX55.