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Shabbat and Holiday meals

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Shabbat meals with Chabad

Since 2014, Chabad in the Piazza Bologna area in Rome hosts a large Shabbat meal every friday and holidays evening for local Jews, foreign students learning in Rome and tourists, to enable them to live a true Shabbat and holiday experience.

As of August 2017 Chabad is moving to a new location that is under construction in order to accommodate the growing number of people who frequent Chabad.

Meals will resume a month after we reach the goal of the building campaign, your help will ensure that people could have a Shabbat experience earlier than later. Click here to build a home away from home for thousands of people.

To signup go to the Event list and select a Shabbat. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

There are many Hotels and Kosher B&B in the Piazza Bologna area, Click here to book a regular Hotel or here for a Kosher B&B,

If you would like to stay at a luxury 5 star hotel in the center of Rome, the Via Veneto area has many which are between 20 and 30 minutes walk, click here to book a luxury 5 star hotel.

Shabbat by day there is a Kiddush at Beth Shmuel and at Agudat Ashkenazim.

Shabbat meal in Rome with Chabad

Shabbat meals with a family

Families are happy to host visitors for free, we have families close the synagogues in the Piazza Bologna, Repubblica and Marconi area. To be setup by a family please fill out the form. The closest families to the Great Synagogue are about half hour walk.

During the summer months (June-August) Families don’t offer Shabbat meals.

Donations to Chabad (you could also choose from one of our many projects), preferably before Shabbat, are appreciated so we could notify the families about the gift.

The families put in lots of effort to host visitors, unfortunately in the past people that booked didn’t show up, in order for the families to continue to host people we ask to please notify us as much in advance if you won’t be able to participate.

Kosher restaurants in Rome during the summer

Restaurants are closed on Shabbat, they only open for groups during the summer months (May – August)  in the Ghetto quarter (the price is 40 euro per person), please contact us so we could direct you to the restaurants that are open during your stay.
Meals could also be purchased at the restaurants before Shabbat, closing time is around 3 pm.

Catered Shabbat meals

There are many Kosher private caterings in Rome that prepare and also deliver the meals to your hotel.


Seder Pesach in Rome

On Pesach Chabad organizes the Pesach Seders and the meals on the last days of Pesach, during the week there are Kosher for Passover places open, for more info please see. Pesach in Rome

One thought on “Shabbat and Holiday meals

  1. Susan Leibowitz

    Dear Rabbi and Rebetzin Lazar,

    Thank you for making our Shabbat in Rome a memorable one.
    It’s always nice to feel like “home” wherever you go.
    Please thank Shani too.

    Susan and Shimmy Leibowitz

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