Discover the new Virtual Tour of the Jewish Museum of Rome

The Jewish Museum of Rome is located in the Great Synagogue monumental complex. Walking across the different rooms you can see a reconstruction of Jewish life in Rome since  the earliest settlement in the second century before the Common Era.

The Jewish community has been living continuously in Rome for 2,200 years, making it one of the oldest communities outside of Israel. The exhibits on display in the museum date back principally to the ghetto period (1555-1870) and all come from the original ‘Five Synagogues’ building.
The rich collection includes liturgical furnishings, manuscripts, incunabula, historical documents, records and marble works.
Since 1960, the museum displayed its treasures in a single room, but the study and cataloguing of all the works required a larger display area. The new exhibit was inaugurated in 2005.
The museum covers an area of  700 square meters and unfolds through seven rooms with different themes. It offers a reconstruction of the Jewish people life  in Rome and shows us how they managed to integrate into the socio-economic structure of the city, while they maintained their own identity.

The Great Synagogue

In 1870, with the breach of Porta Pia, the Italian Army conquered Rome and the city, with all its territory, was absorbed into the Kingdom of Italy: the temporal power of the popes had ended. Later on, Rome was declared as the capital of the Kingdom… Read more…

The Spanish Synagogue

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Jewish Community of Rome wanted to replace the Ghetto’s five ancient synagogues (Cinque Scole) with a monumental one Read more…

The jewish quarter

n 1555 Pope Paul IV established the ghetto, a run-down district where Jews were forced to live apart from the rest of the population…

Exhibitions

Shalom Moreno – Toaff 1915 – 2015

Shalom Moreno – Toaff 1915 – 2015

  The Foundation for Jewish culture "Elio Toaff", in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Rome, presents:     Shalom Moreno! Unpublished documents and private writings from Rav Toaff z’l   (selected and commented  documents and photos by Lia Toaff...

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Best wishes to Rav Toaff: tribute to a great Italian Jew

Best wishes to Rav Toaff: tribute to a great Italian Jew

Livorno "My story begins in Livorno, the city where I was born and where I learned how to be a rabbi." Elio Toaff   The Jewish community of Livorno, which was formed in 1593 with the invitation to populate the city from Ferdinando I de 'Medici to "all merchants...

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AND THE ART OF FABRIC TOLD THE STORY OF JEWISH ITALY

AND THE ART OF FABRIC TOLD THE STORY OF JEWISH ITALY

At the Uffizi until the end of October an unpublished exhibition with 140 works including tapestries, lace, fabrics and decorations. The history of Italian Jews observed from a new and chromatically kaleidoscopic perspective, that of the art of fabric: it is All the...

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Events

MUSEUMS IN MUSIC 2018

MUSEUMS IN MUSIC 2018

Saturday 1 December the Jewish Museum adheres to Musei in Musica with admission for € 1.00 from 8.00 pm to midnight (last admission at 11.30 pm) and guided tours to the Synagogue every 30 minutes.Our musical program with Progetto Davka by Maurizio Di Veroli: Hours...

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The rooms

Room 6 – From emancipation to today

Room 6 – From emancipation to today

The video A Star on the Tiber, the Jews in Rome from the Emancipation to the present, is presented in a continuous loop in Italian and in English. It traces the sad period of the Jewish Community during the racial laws and deportation period  through testimonies and...

Room 7 – Libyan Judaism Hall

Room 7 – Libyan Judaism Hall

On 8 December 2009, the museum inaugurated the Libyan Judaism Hall, dedicated to the immigration of Jewish refugees transferred to Rome in 1967. Under the protection of the UN and with the help of the HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) and the UCEI (Union of Italian...

Reservation

For schools or groups of people who want to access the Museum and Synagogues through a private tour, reservation is required. For individual visitors booking is not compulsory, but required only if you wish to visit the Museum and the Synagogue with a private tour. The Jewish Museum organizes two daily tours of the Jewish Quarter: the tour in English takes place at 1.30pm and the tour in Italian at 3.00pm. Visits can be booked on our website site, up to 30 minutes before the tour starts at Museum ticket hall.