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Italian Synagogue

Address: Rehov Hillel 27, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-624-1610
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Ranked #121 of 183 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in a lavish Baroque style, this beautiful synagogue’s interior belonged to a 1719 synagogue...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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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.

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Madison
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15 attraction reviews
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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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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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Loxahatchee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

The synagogue and museum present Italian Jewish items that are quite amazing, beautiful and interesting. I only wish they had a coffee table book for sale, because you weren't allowed to take pictures. Among the items were several Ketubahs from the 1700s and a very old circumcision kit (made me cross my legs). If you are anywhere in the vicinity,... More 

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