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Italian Synagogue

Rehov Hillel 27, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-624-1610
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Authentic Italian synagogue in Jerusalem

We joined a tour in English (highly recommended) and learned all there was to know about this... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Bob B
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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Make sure to visit the museum too!

Most people love the small, treasure-box of the synagogue, but make sure you leave time to visit... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Rachel B
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Built in a lavish Baroque style, this beautiful synagogue’s interior belonged to a 1719 synagogue in Conegliano Veneto, Italy, which was removed and transported to Jerusalem in its entirety after the Holocaust.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
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Rehov Hillel 27, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We joined a tour in English (highly recommended) and learned all there was to know about this synagogue from a small town near Venice that had been moved, intact, to a primary location in Jerusalem. Beautiful, fascinating and spiritual. The synagogue is used every Shabbat...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Most people love the small, treasure-box of the synagogue, but make sure you leave time to visit the incredible museum as well! There is a new exhibition about the life of the Jews in the Venetian Ghetto--it's well worth the visit. Also inquire about the...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Italian synagogue is located in the heart of Jerusalem nearly our hotel, built1885 very beautiful building from outside but we have been there on Saturday that mean every place was closed

Thank NarisaB
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went on a tour of this synagogue as part of a learn and tour course. I am so happy we went to visit this amazing place - great way to learn history and see restored Judaica.

1  Thank Suzie K
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Italian Synagogue is great visit since you see different and beautiful synagogue. The synagogue brought completely from Italy and you see the pictures from Italy and can compare to what you see.

Thank Yossi N
Reviewed 17 August 2016

In the heart of Jerusalem the Italan Jewry Museum since 1983,Built1885 as a German Ctolic Assyrian Orpha Girls house,later served as a German Pilgrims Hotel and the first location of the famous Schmeida Schoolk,the museum rich with Italian artefacts the main attraction is the complete...More

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This sinaguge was recover completely as it was in Italy 65 years ago . The whole intern walls the women balcony the stages and every other details , rebuilt here in an old building at the center of Jerusalem . Amazing wood work a magnificent...More

Thank Eli1952
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited this beautiful building and enjoyed the ancient architecture and the amazing decoration . So much history and art . You don't have to be a Jew to enjoy and learn the history , heritage and the cultural influences that created this unique atmosphere.

Thank 235yoramf
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

The synagogue is a reconstruction of the synagogue as it was in Italy. It is Interesting from a historical viewpoint and it is currently still being used. The adjacent museum has interesting artifacts of the Italian-Jewish community. If you like seeing artifacts from old Jewish...More

1  Thank marc s
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

A beautiful small museum with great Jewish Italian art. The ancient synagogue (300 YEARS OLD) is little Italy in the middle of Jerusalem. Check the beautiful painted room at the entrance, and ask about performances. They have Operas and choirs and live music at night.

Thank Gilad L
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Loraine A
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
They have services there on Saturday (Shabbat) morning. I don't know for sure but it is advisable that you visit there some other day.
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