Valentina Marcenaro, who is based in Dresden, Germany, has been organizing cultural events that spotlight Italian and Jewish themes since 2002. Since 2009, she has organized cultural events for the Jewish community in Dresden, including the Jiddische Musik-und Theaterwoche Dresden (Festival for Jewish and Yiddish Culture). Other projects include Nu, ma lacht! – a look at Judaism with humor to have positive experiences with the Jewish culture, and Ten Years of the New Dresden Synagogue - The New faces of Judaism in Germany - Jewish Life Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Valentina also run programs for young Jewish adults (18-35) as organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Valentina didn't receive a Jewish education. During her studies, she "discovered" her Jewish roots and wrote her graduation thesis on "Jewish women between tradition and modernity in the novels of Chaim Potok." Since 2017, she works for the Cultural Department of the city of Dresden. She's been part of the team that prepared the Dresden's bid to become European Capital of Culture 2025. She was in charge of community projects focussing on participation and arts. Unfortunately, the bid wasn't successful. Since December 2020, she is the director of the Youth School of Arts Dresden (JugendKunstschule) which focus is to enpower young people by using artistic methods.