The Great Synagogue of Florence is one of the largest synagogues in South-central Europe, situated in Florence, in Italy.

The synagogue of Florence was built between 1874 and 1882. During World War II Nazis soldiers occupied the synagogue and they used that as a storehouse. In August 1944 retreating German troops worked with Italian Fascists to lay explosives to destroy the synagogue. However, Italian resistance fighters managed to defuse […]

The Great Synagogue of Rome (Italian: Tempio Maggiore di Roma) took two years to build and was completed in 1904.

It is the largest synagogue in Rome and was constructed as magnificent as it is in order to showcase the revival of the Jewish pride in Rome after the terror of the ghetto and destruction of Jewish life. The women section overlooks the men section. The rainbow colors of the […]

Meet Leah

“Earlier this month, I ate at Ruth’s Kosher Restaurant in Florence, Italy. I saw one of the employees, Leah, working so hard to help her Abba. It was really inspiring to see the restaurant serving Jewish travelers from America, France, Israel and more. I showed Leah the “Humans of Judaism” […]

“Last month, my friends and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We visited Chabad often as well as the one kosher restaurant in the city, called Ruth’s. Only a very small Jewish community remains in Florence- I believe numbering around 300, who mostly reside in the area neighboring the Sinagoga di Firenze…”

“Last month, my friends and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We visited Chabad often as well as the one kosher restaurant in the city, called Ruth’s. Only a very small Jewish community remains in Florence- I believe numbering around 300, who mostly reside in the area neighboring the Sinagoga […]