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The Jewish Museum in Livorno

Religious artifacts from the synagogue

Livorno
The Jewish Museum in Livorno is housed in the Marini oratory, a Neo-Classic building which has belonged to the Marini family since the eighteenth century. Since 1867, it has been the premises of the Malbish Arumin confraternity. This group provides clothes to the poor in the community and was also used as a place of worship immediately after the Second World War. The gallery in the museum is home to some items from the town’s old synagogue which was originally built in 1593 and sadly destroyed in the Second World War. There are currently plans to enlarge the museum and to open an exhibition in the adjoining building entitled ‘The Jewish School 1938-1943’. The most important item currently on display in the museum is the ancient Aronot ha-Kodesh. According to tradition, it was brought here by Jews fleeing from Portugal – although it is more probable that it was made in northern Italy.

Opening hours
June-September: open the first Sunday of every month 3pm-5pm (telephone 0586 839772 or 339 3422139)

Entry fee
Free – donations welcome

Disabled access
No

Contact information
via Micali 21
Livorno
Telephone 0586 896290 (Jewish Community)
E-mail comunitaebraica.livorno@gmail.com
www.comunitaebraica.org/history-info/museo.htm

 
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