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The Jewish Museum in Campo del Ghetto in Canaregio Venice: history, opening hours, contacts, fares of tickets and useful information for the visit.
Museo Ebraico Venezia Jewish Museum - Campo del Ghetto Novo, Castello - Venice

The Jewish Museum preserves furnishings, wedding contracts, vestments and silvers that testify to the strong presence of the Jewish community in Venice between the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries. In addition to the museum you can visit 3 of the 5 synagogues located between the New and Old ghetto camp.

The Jewish Museum is divided into two thematic sections: the first deals with the important theme of Jewish festivals, introducing liturgical rites and presenting the vestments and objects that characterize them; the second section tells the story of the Venetian Jews through images and objects of historical importance.

The rooms of the museum house important jewelery and textile objects dating back to the 16th and 19th centuries, a large collection of ancient books and manuscripts and other objects used during the significant moments of Jewish life in Venice.

The Sala degli Argenti is dedicated to the cycle of the most imposing Jewish holidays, which tells through typical ritual objects that are used in every festival. You can admire in this room spice rack, shofar, chandukrri channukkà, a Meghillat Ester, a Menora and a plate for dinner (Seder) of Pesach. Furthermore, the Séfer Torà (Roll of the Law) and its attributes: rimmonim, ataroth and yadim.

The Sala delle Stoffe, on the other hand, offers a large collection of precious fabrics used in cult rituals; there are numerous mantles for the Torah (Me'ilìm), drapes to cover it (mappòth) and tents for the Aròn ha Qòdesh (parokhòth). The most precious paròkheth was produced in Venice by Stella di Isacco from Perugia in the mid-seventeenth century.

There are also historical sections that testify to the fundamental stages that the Jews traveled during their stay in Venice; starting from the arrival of the various Jewish ethnic groups in the city, the theme of usury is touched, which is important for understanding the birth of ancient and lasting prejudices against Jews.

One section is dedicated to the cultural life of the Venetian ghetto and its major exponents: Rabbi Leon Modena and poet Sara Copio Sullam. Finally, there is also a section dedicated to Venetian Jewish publishing, famous throughout Europe for its precious editions, here embellished by the presence of ancient volumes kept in the Renato Maestro Library-Archive.

How to get to the Jewish Museum

By vaporetto take the lines 42/52 or 41/51 with a stop at the Guglie.
The Jewish Museum is within walking distance of the Jewish Ghetto in Campo del Ghetto Novo.

Hours: from June 1st to September 30th from 10.00am to 7.00pm (ticket office closing at 6.00pm); from October 1st to May 31st from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (ticket office closes at 5.00 pm).
Tickets: full € 8; reduced € 6 for children from 6 years, students up to 26 years, FAI members, Touring members or Coop members.
Free for children under 6, accompanying handicapped persons, holders of Venezia Unica Turistica card. Website: Jewish Museum


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