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Schola Canton Synagogue

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Schola Canton Synagogue


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Location Venice, Italy
Country Italy
City Venice

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 45.44085,12.31552


The Schola Cantond Synagogue was constructed in 1532, shortly after the enforced segregation of Jews in the Venetian Ghetto Nuovo. The Synagogue is one of the oldest and most important Jewish institutions in the city. The Schola Cantond began as a private synagogue for the four families responsible for its construction.

Though the gates to the ghetto were torn down following Napoleon’s conquest of the city in 1797, a measure of equal rights was not extended to Venetian Jews until the region became part of the Italian nation as a result of unification in 1866. Home to thousands of Venetian Jews in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Ghetto Nuovo today has only a small Jewish community but its history can still be explored through its evocative buildings.


In 2010, World Monument Fund funded the creation of a comprehensive conservation plan for Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue. This plan addresses structural and architectural integrity as well as the restoration of historic finishes and stained glass. The World Monument Fund is currently working with a local conservator to restore the synagogue’s nineteenth-century stained glass windows. This project will address cracks, lead fatigue, rusting, and the buildup of years of particulate matter.

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