Jewish Community of Rome

F.A.Q. Frequently asked questions

We would like to pray in the Major Temple. What rules do I have to abide by?

In addition to the usual rules on clothing appropriate to a place of prayer, to access the synagogue you must:

  • wear the kippah for men;
  • bring an identity document with you.
  • For security reasons for accessing the synagogue for prayers, it is necessary to have your passport or identity document with you.

    For Shabat, on the other hand, send an email, by 2.00 pm on Friday, to with the following indications:

    • Day and time of access
    • Synagogue you want to access
    • scan of passport or identity document
What are the times for prayers?

Major Temple

Spanish temple same building

Shachrit weekdays


Shachrit: 07:00 (on Sunday 07:30)

Weekdays mincha-maariv

10 minutes before sunset

Shabbat Eve (Friday evening)

20 minutes before sunset

20 minutes before sunset

Shabbat/Yom tov shachrit

08:30 (derasha in Italian and kiddush at the end)

08:30 (derasha in Italian and kiddush at the end); Yom tov 08.30

Shabbat minchà

20 minutes before sunset

Is it possible to visit the Major Temple outside prayer times?

Certainly, through visits to the Jewish Museum in Rome.

What kind of rites are practiced in Roman synagogues?

The synagogues in Rome are all Orthodox. In some, including the Tempio Maggiore, the Italian minhag is followed, others follow the Sephardic rite (original or Libyan), one follows the Ashkenazic minhag.

How can you get meals for shabat?

Upon reservation and advance payment, you can eat at the following restaurants:

However, it is possible to request a take-away meal from all kosher restaurants and fast food restaurants.

Is there an Eruv in Rome?

No, there is not.

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