Passover in Rome, Pesach 5775

Written by Katie Parla on March 13, 2015

Fresco of Moses and the Exodus, from the Dura Europos synagogue. Photo © Richard Beck.

This year, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 3 and ends the evening of Saturday, April 11. Bear in mind that first two days of Passover (from sundown of April 3 until nightfall two days later) are full-fledged, no-work-allowed holidays. The subsequent four days are Chol Hamoed, when work is allowed, albeit with restrictions. Chol Hamoed is followed by another two full no-work-allowed days. Expect many Jewish businesses to be closed for most of Pesach 5775.

Chabad Piazza Bologna will be hosting Seder dinners the first and second nights of Pesach, April 3 and 4. Space is limited, booking is essential, and reservations and payment can be done on the Chabad Piazza Bologna website. Call +393338130919 for additional info.

Shops selling kosher products for Pesach
Mondo di Laura
Via Tiburtina 263
Via del Portico D’Ottavia 6

Kosher Delight
Via Giacomo Boni
Via Portico D’Ottavia
Via S. Gherardi
Via Castelnuovo

Boccione Pasticceria (Bakery)
Via Portico d’Ottavia 1
Tel. +39.066878637

Spizzichino Macelleria (Butcher)
Via Fonteiana 24A/26
Tel. +39 06.66157796

Le Bon Ton Catering
Via Casoria 19
Tel. +39.067026889
Fax +39.067026920

For more information on Jewish Rome, including info points, synagogues, accommodations and kosher dining, visit this website. For sederim and services, contact Rome’s Rabbinical Office at +39.0668400651, +39.0668400652, or

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