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Address: Rehov Hillel 27, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-624-1610
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Built in a lavish Baroque style, this beautiful synagogue’s interior...

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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synagogue Italiana

I recommend this attraction the synagogue has a lot of art on display, beautiful painted ceilings and a lot of historical pieces. Old world with modern architecture combined. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Tammy U
Los Angeles, California

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 communities, you will love this museum. For the rest, it's an interesting 45 minutes.

1 Thank marc s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I recommend this attraction the synagogue has a lot of art on display, beautiful painted ceilings and a lot of historical pieces. Old world with modern architecture combined. Will not be a disappointment.

Thank Tammy U
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

inserted in a such a context , the holy city, the Italian synagogue is a delight for the eyes: lovely the tones and colours used in the making it. everything is harmonious and balanced

Thank mau_e_vale_nel_mondo
Herent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Italian synagogue is a hidden gem in the heart of Jerusalem. It is a synagogue that has been completely transported from Italy to the first floor of the building where it is currently located. The fee to visit isn't much and you are provided with a printed info sheet describing the main features. It is truly beautiful - and... More 

Thank gg-kfirina
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum houses a most beautiful collection of Italian judaica, mostly from the Baroque period, including exquisite embroidery. illuminated ketubot, magnificent silver objects, and ornemental wooden carving. The intimate 18th-century synagogue, transported form Italy and reassembled, displays a remarkably beautiful Torah Ark.

Thank Genevieve415
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

No updated information on their website, and it looks like it's closed up. Sad to see that there were no services for Shabbat or Yom Tov.

Thank slave2mybulldog
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

the synagogue is located in the italian museum and both are worth seeing. the museum's collection is under glass and shown in detail on video screens. the design and workmanship are superb. the synagogue, which i attended on purim, is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Still in use, though I'm told people have cusions on the impossible benches during services.

Thank msntrav
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

If you are planning visit in the Italian center in Jerusalem, go and see the synagogue. it's decoration is beautiful originally brought from Italy. Also on the entrance floor, there's a chamber with painted ceiling exactly like in the Vatican, really beautiful, worth visiting there. It's not a big place, but if you have time and near by, go there.

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