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Some history of the Great Synagogue of Turin
The heart of the community is an imposing 1880 synagogue, with mosque-like turrets and three different worship spaces.

The top level houses festival celebrations, the sunken sanctuary below is home to the weekly Shabbat services and the smallest space displays an ark from the original ghetto synagogue, its ornate decorations repainted in black and gold, to honor King Carlo Alberto who in 1848, abolished the ghetto, only to die the following year.

It’s a typical post-emancipation synagogue grand, monumental, because after years of ghetto life, Jewish people wanted to show their presence here.

Synagogue, Shul
 
Great Synagogue of Turin 
Italian

Address:
Piazzetta Primo Levi, 12 - 10125 Turin
Telephone:
+39.011.6692387
Fax:
+39.011.6691173
Responsible:
Rabbi Ariel Di Porto; Email:
Hotels within 15 min. Walking Distance:
Map of Great Synagogue of Turin

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