- 2.5 hours
Please note: due to extreme heat in Rome in the summer months, it will not always be possible to climb to the Matroneo in June, July, and August.
- Jewish Museum of Rome
- The Great Synagogue
- The Spanish Synagogue
- Jewish Quarter
- 2.5 hours with a Jewish expert
- Tickets for the Jewish Museum of Rome
Yes, full-priced or reduced-price tickets will be added to your cart at check out.
Brenda Lee Bohen is a collaborator with the Jewish Museum of Rome. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in the History of Art and Architecture from DePaul University, and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her certification in Jewish Leadership at the Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University and continues higher education at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. She is also a licensed and accredited tour in the Vatican Museums. As such, she passionately advocates for ongoing productive scholarship concerning the history of the Jews of Rome. In her volunteer efforts and contributions to articles and blogs, she strives to enlighten others about Roman Jewish history by interviewing prominent Jewish scholars from around the world, as well as her fellow tour guides from the community who are familiar with references to her areas of interest in the texts of the Torah, Talmud and Zohar. These texts, along with insights from other sources – including new discoveries gained from modern scholarship – contribute to an appreciation of the scope of Jewish contributions to the city of Rome, a treasured fact often ignored and omitted from history books and even guided tours of the Eternal City. She is a Hispanic woman of converso heritage, holds dual American and Italian citizenship, and is a proud veteran of the United States Army Reserves.
Yael is a native Roman and is a member of the Jewish Community of Rome and an official guide at the Jewish Museum. She studied History at Roma Tre University in Rome where she focused on international relations. At the Jewish Museum, she has participated in the creation of several exhibitions and catalogs about the Holocaust. She is passionate about the history and identity of her Community and has been leading tours at the Museum and the Jewish quarter since 2009.
Michelle is a member of the Jewish Community of Rome and is an official guide at the Jewish Museum of Rome. She studied Education Sciences at Roma Tre University where she focused on the relationship between literature and art, with a focus on museum education. She also studied Hebrew and Jewish studies focused especially on literature. She is passionate about sharing the Museum's collection with visitors from all over the world.
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