La Fondazione è un punto di riferimento per le iniziative culturali del territorio mantovano e non solo. Ha sede a Rivarolo Mantovano, storico comune dove è nato Gorni Kramer, dove si possono visitare torrioni gonzagheschi e l’arte orologiaia del Maestro Gorla.
Giuseppe Veltri (chair professor of Religion and Jewish Philosophy at the University of Hamburg): The personality and the work of Yehudah Moscato, a leading figure of the Mantuan Jewish culture in the 16th century.
Mauro Perani (chair professor of Hebrew at the University of Bologna, seat of Ravenna): The poet and cabbalist Mosè Zacuto, born in Amsterdam and appointed Rabbi of Mantua in 1673.
Stefano Patuzzi (president of the Man Tovà Association ): Salomone Rossi. Mantua and the invention of Jewish music.
Maurizio Bertolotti (president of the Mantuan Institute of Contemporary History): Relations between Christians and Jews in Mantua in the age of emancipation.
Giulio Busi (director of the Institute of Judaism of the Freie Universität of Berlin): History and characteristics of Lombard Judaism. From the late Middle Ages, through the Renaissance, and up to the age of emancipation.
Silvana Greco (Professor of Sociology of Judaism at the Freie Universität Berlin): From Milan to Auschwitz. Liliana Segre and her exemplary testimony to the memory of the Shoah.
Marco Mortara was born in Viadana on May 7th 1815. He attended high school in Mantua and then entered the boarding school of the Rabbinic College of Padua. After obtaining his degree in 1836, he began his office in Mantua. Born in the year of the Restoration, he enthusiastically welcomed the adhesion of Mantua to the Kingdom of Italy, which occurred following the third war of independence and celebrated with a solemn ceremony in the main temple, composing for the occasion a liturgical poem entitled “Hymn to God” for Vittorio Emanuele. The essential element of Mortara's thinking was that the emancipation acknowledged to Jews in the Kingdom of Italy involved a transition of Judaism from the original national-religious connotation to an exclusively religious one, with the consequent ability to integrate into Italian national life.