U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

Founded in Jerusalem in 1983, the Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art was set up to collect, preserve and display objects pertaining to Jewish life in Italy from the Renaissance period through to the present time. This is the only museum that collects original artistic objects and documentation from all the Jewish communities throughout Italy.

Address

U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art
Hillel Street 27
Israel

Get in touch

972 2-624-1610
ijamuseum.org
info@ijamuseum.org
The center of the museum exhibit is the 300 years old synagogue of the Museum, originally from Conegliano Veneto (a village located between Padua and Venice) was transported to the Israel on 1951, and since then used by Italian Jews in Jerusalem.
Through its unique treasures, images and artifacts, the Museum’s collection recreates the richness of Jewish life in Italy throughout the ages. A history of cultural multiplicity bonded Italian Jewry to Italy, a country beset by centuries of fractioned states. This trait of the Italian political situation is reflected in the Italian Jewish patrimony. The cultural legacy of Italian Jewry, its vitality, creativity and respect for diverse cultural forms is reflected in its objects of art.

From the collection

Holy ark
wood, covered with gold leafs
  1. From Italy to Jerusalem: Hanukkah Lamps from the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

    • etnography
    • cultural history
    • heritage
    • judaica
    • history
  2. THE JEWISH COURT OF VENICE

    • cultural history
    • history
    • art
    • heritage
    • film/video
    • manuscripts
    • etnography
    • textiles & clothing
    • ephemera
    • judaica
  3. Italian Jewish Renaissance, The Beauty of Italian Judaica : VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

    • community
    • textiles & clothing
    • art
    • judaica
    • cultural history
    • manuscripts
  4. The Seal of the King. From the Esther Scroll to the Family Emblems

    • textiles & clothing
    • community
    • art
    • judaica
    • etnography
    • heritage
    • cultural history