Permit to enter the synagogues
All the synagogues in Rome, which could be found on www.JewishRome.com, required advanced registration before Friday at 2 pm in order to gain entrance. you will need to complete the following form here.
Shabbat meals with Chabad
Since 2014, Chabad in the Piazza Bologna area in Rome hosts large family-style Shabbat and holidays meals for local Jews, foreign students learning in Rome and tourists, to enable them to live a true Shabbat and holiday experience.
At the moment we host only on Friday night, Shabbat day there is a Kiddush in the synagogue.
For most of the summertime, we are not organizing Shabbat meals.
To signup go to the Event list and select a Shabbat, registration closes Friday at 10 am.
If you would like to stay at a luxury 5 star hotel in the center of Rome, the Via Veneto area has many which are between 20 and 30 minutes walk, click here to book a luxury 5 star hotel.
Shabbat meals with a family
Families are happy to host visitors for free, we have families close the synagogues in the Piazza Bologna, Repubblica and Marconi area. To be setup by a family please fill out the form. The closest families to the Great Synagogue are about half-hour walk. The families are not in Rome during the months of July-August.
The families put in lots of effort to host visitors, unfortunately in the past people that booked didn’t show up, in order for the families to continue to host people we ask to please notify us as much in advance if you won’t be able to participate.
Kosher restaurants in Rome
Restaurants (not Glatt) in the Ghetto quarter are open on Shabbat by prepaying in advance (the price is 45 euro per person per meal), please contact Baghetto, Bella Carne, Renato, and Yotvata restaurants to find out if they are open during your stay.
Meals could also be purchased at the restaurants before Shabbat, closing time is around 3 pm.
Catered Takeaway Shabbat meals
There are many Kosher private caterings in Rome that prepare and also deliver the meals to your hotel.
Seder Pesach in Rome
On Pesach Chabad organizes the Pesach Seders and the meals on the last days of Pesach, during Chol Hamoed Pesach some restaurants are open, they use Kitnios and Gebroks., for more info please see. Pesach in Rome