Fodor's Expert Review Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

Center City Museum/Gallery

A little-known gem, the museum shares its classic old stone building with a cultural center (ask to see the frescoes in the ground-floor hall). The second-floor galleries include the interior of an ornate Italian synagogue from 1701; illustrated manuscripts; and ritual artifacts in metal, wood, and embroidered fabric from the Italian Renaissance to modern times. The attention to detail characteristic of the best Italian art was adopted and adapted by skilled Jewish craftspeople. The result is a feast for the eyes, even if the spiritual significance of some exhibits may be less familiar to some visitors.

Museum/Gallery Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

27 Hillel St.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem  9458127, Israel

02-624–1610

www.ijamuseum.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NIS 25, Closed Mon. and Sat.

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