Case di vita - Synagogues and cemeteries

The new exhibition "Case di vita" at the MEIS focusses on synagogues and cemeteries in Italy

  • Place
    Via Piangipane, 81 - Ferrara
  • Events
    Art and exhibtion
  • Interests
  • Date
    Apr 20 - Sep 17 2023
  • Price
    See the website

The exhibition, open until 17 September, shows visitors the specifically Italian nature of these two places, while describing the over two thousand years of history of the country’s Jewish community. 

Synagogues and cemeteries are the centre of Jewish life and witness the main holidays, rites, weddings, births, and deaths. Meetings, social life, and the creation of a sense of community take place in these spaces.

The history of cities and of human beings intertwine in the exhibition, through their original architecture, artefacts that are passed down in and among families, and are on display for this exceptional event including prestigious loans such as the Aron ha-Qodesh, the holy Ark of the Vercelli Jewish Community as well as the many prized documents from both State Archives and Italian Jewish Communities.

Information offices

IAT - Ufficio Informazioni Accoglienza Turistica Ferrara
Largo Castello Ferrara (FE)
telephone:+ 39 0532 419190 Opening: Annual
Last update 20/05/2023