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Shabbat and Holiday meals

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Permit to enter the synagogues

All the synagogues in Rome, which could be found on, 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 holiday 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.

There are many Hotels and Kosher B&B in the Piazza Bologna area, Click here to book a regular Hotel or here for a Kosher B&B,

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.

Recently another Chabad opened in the Center of Rome, they also host Shabbos meals on certain dates, for more information click here.

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.

Donations to Chabad (you could also choose from one of our many projects), preferably before Shabbat, are appreciated so we could notify the families about the gift.

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

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2 thoughts on “Shabbat and Holiday meals

  1. Susan Leibowitz

    Dear Rabbi and Rebetzin Lazar,

    Thank you for making our Shabbat in Rome a memorable one.
    It’s always nice to feel like “home” wherever you go.
    Please thank Shani too.

    Susan and Shimmy Leibowitz

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