Didactics

Jewish Museum of Rome

The Jewish Museum of Rome contributes to the training of hundreds of students every year, thanks to the collaboration of the Roman and Italian schools teachers.
With its seven themed rooms, our educational operators can bring young people closer to the Jewish culture, history and religious tradition, trying to dispel myths and prejudices.
For the whole school year, our operators provide an in-depth exploration of different aspects according to the professors and the students requests.

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 and can be customized to deepen issues  that are more suitable to the students curricula.

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 youto “walk” inside 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).

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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 objectsthat will remember the holiday 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.