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U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

25 Hillel, Jerusalem 9458125, Israel
+972 2-624-1610
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Fascinating and enjoing view to histories of Jewish heritage

At the heart of Jerusalem, between busy streets, is this wonderful small museum, which also houses... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Rivka M
Beautifully curated museum within a historic synagogue that is still in active use

The displays are tastefully arranged in an accessible flow throughout the buildings. Excellent... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
David B
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Dedicated to preserving and displaying objects related to Jewish life in Italy from the Middle Ages to present day, this museum features a rich collection including doors of a Torah Ark, a 15th-century stone tablet and brass and silver Hannukkiot (Hannukkah lamps).
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25 Hillel, Jerusalem 9458125, Israel
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

At the heart of Jerusalem, between busy streets, is this wonderful small museum, which also houses an active synagogue of the Italian Jewish congregation in Jerusalem. In the synagogue you can see plaques with names of people of the congregation, many known Italian family names....More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The displays are tastefully arranged in an accessible flow throughout the buildings. Excellent presentation of information and background on signs and plaques. The guides are members of the historic Italian Jewish community of Jerusalem and bring many personal stories and anecdotes up during their time...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

This beautiful transported Venetian Synagogue, and the museum of other Jewish Italian artifacts next door, is a real gem. Raoul, the in-house guide, did really great work keeping the grandchildren engaged, and also inspired the adults. A lovely, cool, calm, fascinating way to spend an...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Linked to the Italian Synagogue , this little museum that was created by an Italian family contains some very old items standing for the old glorified Jewish community in Italy centuries ago !

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

The museum is small, but the exhibits are great and the reconstructed Italian Synagogue is really beautiful! Raoul is an awesome guide, very knowledgeable. This place is definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum was a real treat. Only a very small part of its collection is exhibited at any one time. The exhibits are very well curated. There are also several instances where the museum documents the restoration of exhibited materials. The museum also contains an...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Beautiful medieval synagogue brought from the Veneto and still used today. We went at Purim and they had half a dozen fantastic illustrated medieval megillah Esther with some hats and fancy dress. Other interesting items too. Doesn't take long to see and good for all...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

The Italian Museum in Jerusalem is an under known diamond, and should not be misssed. Located in a quiet corner of downtown Jerusalem, it contains an enchanting Baroque era synagogue (that still functions), a wondeful permanent exhibit about the Jews of Italy and always has...More

1  Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

. One of the hidden not so known museums of Jerusalem Located in downtown in 1865 buildings,that used to be a German Pilgrimage hostel and than the Schmidt School,The Italian Jewry Museum since 1983. Rich exhibit of Judaica,very nice exhibition of the Venezia Jewish Geto...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

The museum, though small, maximizes its exhibit space. It is currently running a wide-ranging exhibit on Jewish Venice which, for those who didn't know, had the first Jewish ghetto. We were lucky enough to join a tour in English, which helped tremendously, though the exhibits...More

1  Thank Bob B
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