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Summer attracts many to Italy, Chabad instrumental in helping

During the summer months Chabad field hundreds of phone calls and emails for requests for information and help.

After a few years that Chabad arranged groups to enable the restaurants to open, this year three restaurants took the bid to remain open each Shabbat of the summer, business was booming for all.

Chabad was instrumental to help in various special cases, one example was of a family who emailed on friday that they will be spending Shabbat in Brindisi, Rabbi Lazar connected them with the local Pagliara family who hosted graciously on a last minute notice.


Shabbat and Holiday meals

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. To gain entrance please email you ID  sec-control@romaebraica.it 

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.

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.

Shabbat meal in Rome with Chabad

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 40 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 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

Chabad serves over 1000 tourists during the summer

During the summer months, when the Jewish population of Rome relocated their summer houses, the local Chabad rabbis spend the Shabbat with them by learning and inspiring them in their vacation place.

Each week groups of over 100 tourists who came for vacation in Rome and remained for Shabbat were organized in the local restaurants in the ex-Ghetto area for the Shabbat meals.