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Some history of the Jewish Museum of Rome
In 2004, after the almost a half century of being confined to two rooms adjacent to Rome synagogue, the Museo Ebraico di Roma (Jewish Museum of Rome) finally has a space to expand, thanks to nearly two million dollar initiative of the City of Rome and Region of Lazio. The local governments have funded the renovation of the over 400 sq meter basement of the Great Synagogue of Rome to serve new space for an expanded permanent exhibition, with additional space for small temporary installations, while the Jewish Community of Rome continues to seek funds for the creation of a new exhibit within the new space and for other projects to better protect and preserve its collection.

The Jewish Museum of Rome holds one of great Judaica collections in Europe, but detailed knowledge of most of the metal, textile, stone and printed materials in the collection has been difficult because the Community, of which the Museum is a part, has lacked until now adequate space for research, conservation and exhibition. Over the next several years the plans call for a transformation of the Museum to make it worthy of its historical and artistic treasures, and long, distinguished and uninterrupted history of the Roman Jewish community.

The museum houses a number of manuscripts in Hebrew, documents on the Nazi occupation of Rome and religious objects. Liturgical silver works, "markers" for the Sefer Torah reading, late 18th-century bound prayer books, early 18th-century lamps, jugs and bowls, half-crowns, Ark keys and other devotional objects. Remarkable exhibits: the Prophet Eljiah Chair (1870) and a parchment Berachot for a Meghillat Ester (12th century).

Jewish Museum
 
Jewish Museum of Rome 

Address:
Lungotevere Cenci 15 - Rome
Telephone:
+39.06.68400661
Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (from June to September: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM).
Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (from June to September: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM).
Saturdays, Jewish Holidays, January 1 and August 15: closed.
Price:
€ 10; Groups (min. 20 persons, group leader free of charge) or over 65 € 7,50; Students € 4,00; Free for children under 10 or differently abled people.
Hotels within 15 min. Walking Distance:
Getting There:
Bus 23, 280, 63, 630, 628, 170, H271;
The ticket includes admission and the guided tour of the Great Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue which takes place every hour in Italian and English.

Groups can make reservations for visits in French, German, Hebrew and Spanish.

* The museum is accessible to differently abled people through a lift and ramps.
* Proper toilets are available.
* Pictures and videos are not allowed
* For your safety back-backs and purses will be checked at the entrance.
* Strollers are allowed in the Museum.
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