Jewish Museum of Rome

The Jewish Museum of Rome contributes, thanks to the collaboration of the teachers of the Roman and Italian schools, to the training of hundreds of
students every year.
With its seven themed rooms, our educational operators are able to bring young people closer to culture, history and religious traditions
Jewish, trying to dispel myths and prejudices.
Different aspects are studied every day throughout the school year according to the needs and requests of individuals
professors or the students themselves.
The guided tours retrace the millennial history of the Roman Jewish community, showing differences and affinities and making it clear how much Jews are part of the social and civil fabric of the city.
Our tours are designed for schools of all types and levels and are adapted to students according to age groups, with some choosing to tackle different aspects that are more suitable for training and the course of study.

The issues that are addressed during our guided tours are:

The presence of the Jewish Community in Imperial Rome (Synagogue of Ostia Antica and casts of the Jewish catacombs)
The history of the Ghetto of Rome (1555-1870) with the help of an interactive multimedia table that allows you to “walk” inside
of the old quarter, now rebuilt
Jewish traditions: the cycle of life (circumcision, religious majority age, marriage) and major Jewish holidays
The emancipation of the Jews after the period of the Ghetto and their integration into Italian society, the First World War and Jewish participation
The racial laws, the persecution of lives and deportation (from October 16, 1943 to the liberation of Rome)

Starting from May 2019, the Jewish Museum of Rome has created a new project of educational workshops for children. The interlocutors we address are, in fact, primary school children (6-10 years).

The aim is to bring children closer to Jewish culture in different ways, addressing the theme of holidays, traditions and religion in a fun and creative way.
The workshop will be preceded by a small explanation of the fabrics and their use, of ancient history and of the Jewish presence and of the Synagogues (Tempio Maggiore and Tempio Spagnolo).
The dexterity, creativity and curiosity of children are used to bring them in a natural and intuitive way to a world unknown until then. At the end of the visit and the workshop, a small bag will be delivered with objects that will remember the party that they have deepened, so that they can take home a tangible memory of this experience.
The holidays that will be addressed will be marked on the basis of the seasons and therefore of the Hebrew calendar.