Museum of Italian Jewish Art

The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art is a small but beautiful boutique museum, highlighting objects made in Italy by Jewish artists and artisans. The museum is currently installing a new exhibition on the Ghetto of Venice and will reopen on October 18, 2016.

Italian Synagogue

Italian Synagogue at the Museum of Italian Jewish Art

One of the highlights of the museum is the Italian Synagogue, originally from Conegliano Veneto, a village located between Padua and Venice, where Jews had been living from the 16th century on. The synagogue and its contents had been transferred to Israel in 1951.

Marble basin

Marble basin for ritual hand-washing before prayer

Museum of Italian Jewish Art

Entrance to Museum of Italian Jewish Art

Moses hit the rock

Wall painting depicting Moses hitting the rock (Exodus 17:5)