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  • Let’s start 5781 on a positive note!

    The new year is coming upon us in just a few days and we are ready to start it on a positive note, but we need your help to make it possible. As our activities will now increase with in-person meals and classes, although limite[...]

  • Coronavirus Emergency

    The situation in Italy is very serious, unfortunately, the numbers are growing daily, our Italian government put the whole country on lock-down, we hope that this measure will help to contain the spreading of the [...]

  • Completiamo il Bet Chabad

    Il centro Chabad è già operativo con grande successo da un'anno e mezzo. Migliaia di persone hanno usufruito di questo spazio per lezioni (bambini, studenti, donne), eventi per festività, cene e pranzi di Shabbat e delle fes[...]

  • Make the Seder Happen!

    For the eleventh year Chabad is preparing for the largest Pesach Seder in Rome, this year we are finally building a professional kitchen for Pesach and the whole year round! The Seder is welcoming many guests at subsidized and [...]

  • Lets Complete the Chabad House in Rome

    Since January the new Chabad House is bursting with activities. With the summer and the High Holidays quickly approaching we must add a few important things: the air conditioning system, curtains, the completion of the commercial [...]

  • Chabad Opens a Clothing Distribution Program

    With the opening of the new Chabad center, a new program was started, collection and distribution of new or used clothing in excellent condition. Many people have expressed a need for a place where to donate their clothing, bei[...]

  • Double Our Hosting Capacity!

    We outgrew the space to hold Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, the current hall could hold about 50 guests, but in the past few weeks the overflowing crowd had the meal in a separate room, but even that isn't enough and we weren't able t[...]

  • Chametz sale

    A person may sell his chametz to a non Jew for the duration of Pesach, and after writing a bill of sale, he may leave the chametz in his home without transgressing the prohibitions of not seeing or having chametz, since the chamet[...]

  • Weddings

    Chabad arranges weddings in Rome or in the surrounding areas provided that the bride and groom have all the proper documentation and took a preparatory course in Jewish law for the wedding. Chabad arranges for a rabbi to offici[...]

  • Ten Commandments

    The Lubavitcher Rebbe stressed many times the importance for each Jew especially children, to be  present at the reading of the Ten Commandments, since they are the guarantors of the Torah. Each year Chabad encourages the chil[...]

  • Upshernish

    The custom of Upshernish, literally "to cut", stems from the law that a Jew is not permitted to eat from a tree for the first three years, similarly there is a custom not to cut the hair of a boy till he reaches the age of three. [...]

  • One-on-one classes

    Rabbi and Mrs. Lazar are available for one-on-one classes on request.[...]

  • Videos of the Rebbe in Italian

    Chabad Piazza Bologna through, the website of Chabad in Italy, developed a partnership with JEM, Jewish Educational Media, the company which produces all the videos of the Rebbe of Lubavitch, to make them available with [...]

  • Partner with Chabad to Spread more Light!

    Chanukah is just behind us, you could read all about the hundreds of people who participated at our events, but I would like to share with you the appreciation of one student learning in Rome who received a Chanukia and candles at[...]

  • Yom Kippur services

    Chabad Piazza Bologna in Rome organizes each year, since 5774 (2013), pre-fast meals and Yom Kippur service with explanations in English and Hebrew, for foreign students and visitors. Thanks also to our sponsor "Masbia Lekol Ha[...]

  • Public Chanukah Menorah

    Every year, in the gardens of Piazza Bologna, a giant Chanukah Menorah is lit each night at 8 pm, on friday at 3 pm. The first Saturday night of Chanukah a big party takes place, details and a list of the lightings is available[...]

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  • Lulav and Etrog

    Chabad supplies the four species necessary for the holiday of Sukkot: the frond from the date palm (lulav), the fruit of a citron tree (etrog), branches of myrtle tree (haddas) and branches of the willow tree (arava). Chabad al[...]

  • Reading of the ten commandment and buffet

    Each Shavuot Chabad Piazza Bologna organizes a reading of the ten commandments in the afternoon of the first day of Shavuot for all those who are unable to attend synagogue in the morning. The reading is followed by a scrumptio[...]

  • Distribuition of Food

    Chabad Piazza Bologna distributes frozen and dry food products from the Masbia Lekol Chai Ratzon organization. About once a month a shipment is received and the food is then distributed door to door or by appointment, to the ne[...]

  • Tevilat Kelim – Immersion of Utensils

    The Torah commands us to immerse a new utensil used for food in a Mikvah, this purification is not necessary if the utensils was crafted by a Jew. The immersion is not related to the physical Kosher status of the utensils but to i[...]

  • Fundraising Campaign for Pesach 5776 – 2016

    Every Pesach Chabad Piazza Bologna organizes:

    • Distribution of packages of Kosher for Pesach food for students and the needy
    • Distribution of hand made Shmurah Matzà
    • Model Matzah Bakery for childre[...]

  • Tu Bishvat

    Known as the New Year for the trees, it's contains a symbolism being that a person is compared to a tree. Chabad organizes activities related to trees and fruits for children, women or students in anticipation of the special day. [...]

  • Public Sukka

    Chabad provides a Sukkah open to the public, during Yom Tov Chabad hosts the meals and during Chol Haomed the Sukkah is open for people to bring their own food.[...]

  • Judaica on sale

    Various types of Tefillin, Mezuzot, Talitot, Kidush cups, candlesticks, hand washing vessels, Challa boards, tablecloths and italian Jewish books are available for purchase at Chabad. [gallery ids="6293,6294,6295,6296,6297,6298[...]

  • Model Matza Bakery

    In the Model Matzah Bakery, children learn how Shmurah Matzah is made. Dressed in baker's hats, children mix the flour and water into Matzah dough. Then the dough is rolled out, and riddled full of holes with s[...]

  • Kapparot

    The old-age tradition of Kapparot, to swing a chicken over ones head in anticipation of Yom Kippur, it symbolic act to ask that ones sins are transferred to the chicken. This tradition was not existent in Rome until Rabbi Lazar re[...]

  • Tefillin and Mezuza checking

    Tefillin and Mezuzot could become un-Kosher due to change in temperature or humidity, as well as other factors. The law is that Mezuzot need to be checked twice each seven years, Tefillin instead are required to be checked if not [...]

  • Shmura Matzah distribuition

    The Passover Matzot need to be made specifically for the Mitzvah of eating the Matzah, also the Matzah must be guarded to ensure that it does not become chametz, guarding starts at the harvesting of the wheat; these two principl[...]

  • Shofar blowing

    The Mitzvah of blowing the Shofar is the central commandment of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, it is blown in all synagogues during the morning services, Shacharit, on both days of the holiday. For those that can't come to [...]

  • Shabbat and Holidays candle lighting times

    The Mitzvah of lighting Shabbat and Yom Tov candles brings the light of the holiday to shine in our homes. This Mitzvah was strongly encouraged by the Lubavitcher Rebbe who started a campaign that every Jewish woman from the age o[...]

  • Merkos Shlichus

    Starting in 1943 the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe founded a program later called Merkos Shlichus. Through the program  pairs of Yeshivah students utilize their summer breaks to visit remote cities and villages throughout the wo[...]

  • Synagogue “Beth Shmuel”

    The Beth Shmuel synagogue in memory of Shmuel Naman ob"m has daily services in the morning and in the evening. Rabbi Lazar teaches a short insight each morning and evening after the prayer. On Shabbat and holidays by day a Kidu[...]

  • Sports and Judaism

    Each sunday children come together to play sports while their parents either relax or play as well. The program started just with the children playing in a public soccer field rented each week, in 2013 the program was moved to a p[...]

  • Mikvah Eliahu Fadlun of Piazza Bologna

    The Mikva Eliahu Fadlun of Piazza Bologna in Via Famiano Nardini 15, was built in the year 2018 under the directives of Rabbi Meir Posen and is supervised by Rabbi Menachem Lazar. The water in the Mikva is exclusively rainwate[...]

  • Pesach Seder in Rome

    The Pesach or Passover Seder is undoubtedly one of the most attended religious events after Yom Kippur, almost no Jew would want to miss this tradition of millenias. Chabad Piazza Bologna organizes each year a Seder on the first a[...]

  • Distribuition of Chanukiot

    The Mitzvah of the holiday of Chanukah is that each house should have it's own Chanukah Menorah or Chanukiah lit each night, Chabad offers them complete with candles to tens of households, tourists and students each Chanukah holid[...]

  • Olive Press Workshop

    What did the original Menorah really look like in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem? What really is Shemen Zayit Zach (pure olive oil)? How did the Maccabees of old make olive oil for the Golden Menorah? The Olive Oil Press Worksh[...]

  • Shofar Factory

    The Shofar Factory is a hands-on workshop for the very young and the young at heart. Experienced craftsmen guide children through the step-by-step process of crafting a shofar. Once the work begins, volunteers are called up to [...]

  • Weekday Hebrew School

    Rome has one Jewish school located in the center of town, many families don't send their children because of the distance, some because of the high costs especially with multiple children.

    Although the central Chabad organ[...]

  • Kids in the Kitchen

    Kids in the Kitchen is a successful program before the Holidays where children experience hands on activities with food related to the holiday, The program was met by much enthusiasm also from the parents. Occasionally the p[...]

  • Shabbos Story

    Every Shabbat while the adults are praying at the synagogue, the children enjoy a story, chant 12 Torah passages selected by the Lubavitcher Rebbe and receive a sweet on which they make a blessing.[...]

  • Children’s Sefer Torah

    Children from across the globe living in different cultures come together through the Children's Sefer Torah written in Jerusalem. Since 1982 over a million children already signed up. The Torah tells us, that children are conside[...]

  • Courses in Judaism

    Rabbi and Mrs. Lazar teach various courses during the year in various venues and settings geared to different type of people, from teens to adults, some courses are geared exclusively for women.[...]

  • Kosher cooking courses

    Challa, round Challah, doughnuts, Latkes, Kneidelach, Kugel, cheese cake and the list goes on, these are some of the recipes presented at the cooking classes. During the class Mrs. Rivkie Lazar explains the significance the differ[...]

  • Mezuza lending program

    Foreign students that come to study in Rome could borrow one or more Mezuzot from Chabad and return them upon the completion of their studies, there is no charge for this service.[...]

  • Bar-Bat Mitzva

    Celebrating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the adulthood in the Jewish religion is a very special occasion, celebrating it in Rome could be a unique experience for a visitor, many families decide to do it as part of a trip or instead of c[...]

  • Assistance

    In cases of emergency and not, Jews worldwide know the only organization they could count on is Chabad. The Chabad hotline receives tens of calls a day with requests for information, help and assistance, here are a few examples: [...]

  • Tombstone restoration

    Following World War II and the wave of immigration from the U.S.S.R. started in the late 1960s, many refugees arrived in Rome en-route to their final destination, unfortunately many died and are buried in Rome. Due to their fi[...]

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