We wish you a welcome in Florence. Your presence in our community and synagogue is precious of great value and is important to us.
We are a small community, but we hope that we’ll be able to make you feel at ease and as possible during your sojourning in Florence. We will try and do our best to make your stay in Florence pleasurable and satisfactory. we hope the memories of your stay in Florence will accompany you in the years to come.
Please find some information about us that can be useful:
SYNAGOGUE – This is an orthodox Synagogue. We have services on Sabbath and holidays. On Saturday morning the Synagogue is open from 8.45 a.m. until 11.45 a.m.- Following services there is a public Kiddush. and we hope you will join us. On June 22 Friday night Shabbat services at 8.00 pm.
THE SYNAGOGUE and THE JEWISH MUSEUM – Via L.C. Farini 6
Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence
June-September; Sunday – Thursday: 10.00 a.m – 6.30 p.m. Friday and the eve of major Jewish holidays: 10.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m – Saturday closed
October- May; Sunday – Thursday: 10.00 a.m – 5.30 p.m. Friday and the eve of major Jewish holidays: 10.00 a.m – 3.00 p.m – Saturday closed
Please note: the ticket office closes 45 minutes before the closing time
The Synagogue and Jewish Museum are closed in 2012 on the following days: Rosh ha Shanà ( September 17- 18); Yom Kippur (closed at noon on September 25 and all day September 26); Sukkot ( October 1-2 ); Shemini Atzeret ( October 8); Simchat Torah (October 9); December 25. On Jewish Holidays and Saturdays the Museum is closed and the Synagogue is open only for religious services
Visiting the Synagogue and Museum
The public may visit the Synagogue and Museum in several ways: Every half hour, brief introductory presentations, alternating in Italian and English, are offered as a free service at a designated meeting point inside the Synagogue entrance and at the first floor of the Museum. Fully guided tours, lasting approximately 60 minutes, are offered to groups and individuals, by advance reservation, in several languages. .Thematic tours are available based on your group’s particular interest. Guided tours and workshops for school groups, may be arranged by advance reservation only. There will be a presentation for teachers of the Museum’s educational programs at the beginning of the school year.
Admission fee Ticket prices are valid until December 31 2012
Regular: 5 euro (includes introductory presentation) – reduced : 4 euro Children aged 6 – 14; students* aged 15 – 26; journalists*; groups of more than 20 people; visitors in possession of tickets of the Jewish Museum of Venice and the Synagogue of Siena* *is request valid identification
Free: Firenze Card holders; children under 6; aides accompanying handicapped visitors; teachers accompanying school groups (two free admissions for every 15 students); guides accompanying groups (one free admission for every 20 persons in the group).
Guided tours to the Synagogue and Museum (60 minutes) 4 euro: (fare applied for groups of at least 20 paying people)
School groups Guided tours: 3,50 euro ( fare applied for classes of at least 18 paying people) – Workshop: 4,50 euro ( fare applied for classes of at least 15 paying people)
Services The Museum Shop at the entrance to the Synagogue offers a wide selection of Judaica, jewerly, postcards, books, gift and other items – An automatic vending machine for hot and cold drinks is available on the site.
For security reasons, cameras, mobile phones and video cameras are not allowed inside the synagogue. There are secure lockers in the vestibule.
Accessibility The Synagogue and the first floor of the Museum are fully handicap accessible. The second floor of the Museum is partially accessible. Rest rooms are handicap- accessible.
How to Reach Us Location: Both the synagogue and the Jewish museum are located on Via Farini 6, 50121, Florence.
How to get there: On foot: one minute from Piazza d’Azeglio, five minutes from Piazza Beccaria, 20 minutes from the central train station (Stazione FS SMN).
By bus: Bus lines: 6, 14, 23, 31; Bus stop: Colonna 01. (http://www.ataf.net) – By car: paid parking S. Ambrogio, is available in Piazza L. Ghiberti, five minutes by foot from the synagogue. (http://www.firenzeparcheggi.it/)
Further Information and Reservations Pierreci Codess Coopcultura soc. coop. – Phone: +39 055 2346654 – 0552466089 ( Sunday to Friday, 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.) – e-mail: email@example.com
PRIVATE TOUR – If you prefer a private Tour Guide for the Jewish area and the city and province of Florence please contact Giovanna Bossi Rosenfeld – Via degli Artisti 29 – 50129 Florence – phl/fax: +39.055.5532949 – mobile: +39.335.6781831 – e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.jewish-florence.com (tour available in Italian, English and French) – Flavia Careri, phone +39.055.287725 – +39.329.6199650 – email: email@example.com (tour available in Italian, English and Hebrew) – Matthias Feldmann phone +39.055.355541- +39.339.6330090 – email firstname.lastname@example.org (tour available in Italian, English and Deutsch).
COMMUNITY OFFICE – Via L.C. Farini 4 – 50121 Firenze; From Sunday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (closed Sunday in July and August) (+39.055.245252; Fax+39.055.241811; E-mail: email@example.com
DONATIONS: You can send us an offer communing your credit card number (Visa or MasterCard) and EXP DATEwith CVV2 (Card Security Code) and your address where the Community will send you a confirmation receipt of your offer within a few days.- You can also use paypal using our email firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://moked.it/jewishflorence/payments-and-donations/
- “Kosher Market” – Via dei Pilastri 7r – ph.055.240508 – http://www.koshermarket.it/ – email@example.com – For large orders, booking in advance is suggested;
- Kosher Butcher & Poulterer shop: FALSETTINI S.Ambrogio Market – ph.055.2480740 – open from Wednesday to Friday (9.00-11.30);
- Kosher meals: “RUTH’S KOSHER VEGETARIAN FOOD” . run by Simcha Jelinek – Via Farini 2/a ph. 055.2480888 – http://www.kosheruth.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org – Open from 12.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. – Kosher Le Mehadrin, supervision of Rav Joseph Levi. Special dinner and lunch after Shabbat service. “Take away” and delivery to all hotels in Florence is available. Booking required for Shabbat meals and groups; Kosher Catering.-
Other Products : see http://www.morasha.it/pagineoro/prodotti.html and http://web.tiscali.it/jwishenetit/ListaKasher.html – www.italykopsherunion.it
JUDAICA – Synagogue Gift Shop – Souvenirs: Via Farini 6 ph. 055.245252
MIKWE: to reserve phone to the secretary office ( ph. 055.245252 – email: email@example.com – price 20,00 euro)
OTHER INFORMATION about Jewish Italy see: http://www.moked.it , or you can contact the Community Office directly.
Hoping to see you in Florence
We send you our warmest Shalom