- Museo Ebraico di Roma
- The Great Synagogue
- The Spanish Synagogue
- Jewish Quarter
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level 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.
Can we visit the Archives of the Jewish Community?
Yes, we can design a Custom Tour to include the archives and a tour of primary source materials such as prayer books of exiled Spanish Jews from the 1400s and lists of Jewish citizens of Rome from the 1930's pre-WW2 period. Call us to find out more.
Are there any other Jewish sites in Rome?
Yes, we can design Custom Tours which explore the history of Judaism in Rome at places like the Jewish Catacombs or the Ardeatine Caves or a tour of Jewish sites in Trastevere. Our guides are scholars in Roman Jewish history and can design something to meet your interests. Please contact us to find out how we can customize your time in Rome.
Brenda is a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves and holds dual citizenship in both the United States and Italy. She has earned a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from De Paul University, and a Masters in Science in Historic Preservation from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She has studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Cardinal Bea Institute for Jewish Studies in Rome, while continuing advanced scholarship in Jewish History at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. She specializes in Rome Jewish history through the Torah, as well as in Historic Preservation, and is a member of the Illinois Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and the Illinois Holocaust Museum. She provides walking tours of the Jewish ghetto neighborhood and is authorized to explain privately inside the Jewish Museum of Rome, inside the Spanish Synagogue, and inside the Great Synagogue. Her highlights walking tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forums, Palatine Hill, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica are grounded in traditional Jewish sources denoting significant religious aspects in Jewish lives from the ancient past through the Baroque. The rabbis, emperors, popes and famous renaissance and baroque artists mentioned in her tours all represent important accomplishments and contributions to Jewish history. Her recent academic papers were accepted to present at Conferences in the United States, Europe, Iceland and Singapore: “A Mitzvah in Historic Preservation: The Need for the Conservation of Stone Epitaphs Dedicate to Jewish Women in Ancient Rome” "דבר אחר in Ancient Rome: Understanding Greco-Roman History through the Torah and Historic Preservation" “The Roman Jews and Pope Pius XII” “Christian Students and The Jewish Museum of Rome” "Advocating the Conservation of the Ostia Antica Synagogue in Rome in its Surrounding Landscape"