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.
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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.
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