Guide to Jewish and Kosher Italy
 
 
Italy » Piedmont » Turin
Synagogues
Shabbat Meals
Kosher Restaurants
Kosher Eateries
Kosher Caterings
Jewish Attractions
Jewish Schools
Jewish Photographers
Jewish Periodicals
Jewish Cemeteries



History of Jewish Turin
Turin’s Jews have their roots in 15th century migrations from Inquisition-era Spain by way of France. For a couple of centuries, they eked out an existence under the dukes and kings of Savoy. Barred from owning real estate, serving in the military, joining a trade or craft guild and attending schools, the Jewish population, compelled to wear a yellow mark on their clothing, were permitted to work as pawnbrokers and reweaves.

The city’s ghetto was jammed into two blocks of buildings in 1639 and today the original gates still stand.

Today, Turin is a thriving community of some 1,100 Jews. The community boasts its own day school with 100 students (partially Jewish), a home for the elderly and historical archives with more than 3,700 titles.


Synagogues
Great Synagogue of Turin (Italian)
Piazzetta Primo Levi, 12 - 10125 Turin
+39.011.6692387
Responsible: Rabbi Eliahu Birenbaum; Email:

Shabbat Meals
Chabad of Turin
Turin
+39.3345268701
Responsible: Rav Levi Piha;

Kosher Restaurants
Alef (Meat Restaurant)
Via Sant'Anselmo, 4 - 10125 Turin
Certification: Rabbi Eliahu Birenbaum
Seniors Home (Meat Restaurant)
Via B. Galliari, 13 - Turin

Kosher Eateries
Bertino (Kosher Store and Bakery)
Via B. Galliari, 14 - Turin
+39.011.6699527
Certification: Rabbi Eliahu Birenbaum

Kosher Caterings
Medico (Catering)
Via Martiri della Libertŕ, 4 - Turin
Certification: Rabbi Eliahu Birenbaum, Just by advance request, otherwise NOT Kosher.

Jewish Attractions
House of Primo Levi
Corso Re Umberto 75 - 10128 Turin

Jewish Schools
Jewish Community (Nursery and Middle School)
via S. Anselmo, 7 - Turin

Jewish Photographers
Benyamin Alfariah (Photography, Art and Conservation)
Turin

Jewish Periodicals
Hakehilla
Turin

Jewish Cemeteries
Monumental
Corso Regio Parco 80 - Turin

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