A beautiful synagogue built in Italy, still in use today.
The Conegilano Veneto Italian Synagogue is located at the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art in the center of Jerusalem. The exhibits demonstrate Jewish art and heritage artifacts coming from Italy, including guests can see the oldest surviving Torah curtain/parochet, dating back to 1572. The synagogue itself was built in the Italian village of Conegilano’s Jewish ghetto in 1701. It was used up until World War I. In the fifties the synagogue was taken apart and sent to Israel, where it was re-constructed in the German Compound, where it remains today. The synagogue is still in use today for weekly prayer services by the local Italian community.
|Venue name:||Conegilano Veneto Italian Synagogue||Contact:|
25 Hillel St
|Opening hours:||Sun, Tue, Wed 9:00-17:00, Mon 9:00-14:00, Thu-Fri 9:00-13:00, closed Jewish holidays / Shabbat morning services 8:00-11:15|
|Price:||Single admission adult NIS 20, child NIS 15|