Haim Fabrizio Cipriani
was born in Genoa (Italy) in 1971.
His rabbinical path is rooted in both Italian and chassidic tradition. He has studied at the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano under the guidance of Rav G. Laras and received the traditional orthodox ordination by the Ateret Tzvi Yeshiva, of Shlomo Carlebach's school, and by the New Yorker Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman at the Rabbinical Seminary International. From 2006 to 2013 he has been rabbi of Congregation Lev Chadash Milan (Italy). He is a member of the Rabbinical Assemblies of both Conservative and Reform Movement.
He teaches and lectures in Italy and France. He published several books:
Siddur "Derech Haim", the first non-orthodox Jewish prayer book in Italian, with original translations, study notes and commentaries
Cammina davanti me (ed. Epos), a book of commentaries on the Torah.
Ascolta la voce sua (ed. La Giuntina), a book on the role of women in Jewish law.
Voce di silenzio sottile (ed. La Giuntina), a second book of commentaries on the Torah.
Haim Cipriani’s rabbinate is characterized by openness to everyone, and by the quest for a path of religious integrity and respect of the ethical and moral requirements of the Torah before anything else. Halakha, (Jewish law) should be an instrument, although a very important one, to realize these ethical requirements, and never an end in itself.
As a violin player, he has worked with the greatest names of the Baroque musique, Jordi Savall, Marc Minkowski, William Christie, Gérard Lesne, and he has been one of the founding members of the Italian ensemble Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi. He has performed concerts as soloist and chamber musician in the most renowned concert halls of the world, and recorded dozens of discs among which many unpublished works of the Baroque period (Mascitti, Dall'Abaco and much more). Conductor of the ensemble Il Falcone, member of Il Giardino Armonico, he is producing a recording of the complete set of the W.A.Mozart sonatas, in duet with S. Ciomei. In 2006, he played in concert with the famous "Il Cannone", the Guarnerius del Gesù which belonged to Niccolò Paganini.
In the section "Articles and Podcast" you will find some writings of Rabbi Cipriani.