Great Synagogue, Rome

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

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318291
Names
Great Synagogue
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Affiliations
Street Address
Lungotevere Cenci 15
Postcode
00186
Coordinates
41.891950° N, 12.477982° E
Email
info@museoebraico.roma.it

Timeline

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Deportation of Roman Jews

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

Resources

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

Article Info

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Great Synagogue (Rome, Italy)
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April 11, 2015