Florence’s Synagogue

The copper-top domes are a remarkable green color that makes this synagogue stand out on the city skyline. The dome of Florence synagogue was started in 1874 and was paid by a Jewish man, David Levi. It is one of the largest synagogues in Europe. 

Many attempts have been made to destroy this synagogue but Italians joined forces on multiple occasions over the years and succeeded to keep the synagogue as close to its original as possible.

There are around 1000 Jewish members in city which makes Florence the largest Jewish community in Italy. Every year the jewish community host a cultural festival ‘Cafe Balagan’ to promote and shine light into the Jewish community. The event is introduced by a speech about the jewish culture, light dinner with jewish cuisine, and music.

 

 

 

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