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Projects

  • Bat Mitzvah Club in Rome

    At Bat Mitzvah Clubs International, we’re not your typical after-school Hebrew class. We’re able to give your daughter a more lasting experience that she’ll find extremely fulfilling. Not only do we teach the beauty of do[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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.[...]

  • Family Purity – Courses for Brides, Grooms and Couples

    Rabbi and Mrs. Lazar offer classes for future brides and grooms taught separately, the course introduces the future couple to the practice of Taharat HaMishpacha (Family Purity), also known as the practice of Niddah. This text-bas[...]

  • Videos of the Rebbe in Italian

    Chabad Piazza Bologna through Chabad.it, 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. [gallery ids="7180,7179,7178,7177"][...]

  • Tourist Information

    Chabad Piazza Bologna operates an information hotline, email and website www.JewishRome.com with the full listing of Shuls, Kosher places, and hotels in the proximity of[...]

  • 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 chil[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Shabbat and Holiday meals

    Shabbat meals with Chabad (Resumes September 2021)

  • 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. On Shabbat and holidays by day a Kidush and refreshment is offered after the services.[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Courses in Judaism

    Here is a selection of JLI (Jewish Learning Institute) courses that are offered in-person and online by Rabbi and Mrs. Lazar at Chabad. The courses are comprised of 4 to 8 classes, each student receives a student manual and the[...]

  • 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: [...]

  • Ask the Rabbi

    Rabbi and Mrs. Lazar are available to answer questions on Jewish Religion, Law, Philosophy or to offer information, advice and comfort. Questions are answered in person by phone, email, text, whatsapp, facebook, twitter or any [...]

  • 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[...]

  • Brit Milah

    Brit Milah is a central commandment in Jewish life, Chabad helps and reaches out to families to perform this Mitzvah, puts them in touch with a Mohel and make sure everything works out. In certain circumstances, the Mohel doesn't [...]

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