Great Synagogue, Rome

View from Tiber River
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This large Orthodox synagogue dates from 1904 and includes an excellent Jewish museum.

Go Historic ID
318291
Short URL
gohist.co/318291
Names
Great Synagogue
Address
Lungotevere Cenci 15
Rome, Italy
00186
Postcode
00186
Coordinates
41.891950° N, 12.477982° E
Email
info@museoebraico.roma.it
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

1556
Roman Jews Forced into Ghetto

Pope Paul IV forces the Jews of Rome to live in a segregated neighborhood and places various restrictions on their personal freedom. This state of affairs will continue for over three centuries.

1870
Roman Jews Granted Citizenship

Soon after the reunification of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II dismantles the Roman Ghetto and grants the Jews of Rome full citizenship. The community begins making plans to build a synagogue.

1901
Great Synagogue of Rome Constructed

Construction of the Great Synagogue of Rome (Tempio Maggiore) on the banks of the Tiber River, overlooking the former ghetto area.

1943
Deportation of Roman Jews

The Jews of Rome are deported under anti-semitic laws passed in 1938.

July 16, 2006

Resources

  1. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.
  2. The Jewish Museum in Rome, Museo Ebraico Di Roma Jewish Virtual Library.