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Painting of a rabbi (photo: IR/City of Worms)
Painting of a rabbi (photo: IR/City of Worms)

Painting of a rabbi

The Leipzig mahzor (photo: IR/City of Worms)
The Leipzig mahzor (photo: IR/City of Worms)
The Leipzig mahzor
Judengasse (Jews’ Alley) in Worms (photo: IR/City of Worms)
Judengasse (Jews’ Alley) in Worms (photo: IR/City of Worms)

Judengasse (Jews’ Alley)

Prayer book in the Jewish Museum Worms (photo: IR/City of Worms)
Prayer book in the Jewish Museum Worms (photo: IR/City of Worms)

Prayer book

Plan of the Jewish quarter around 1760 (source: City Archives)
Plan of the Jewish quarter around 1760 (source: City Archives)

Plan of the Jewish quarter around 1760

Model of a Jewish wedding (photo: IR/City of Worms)
Model of a Jewish wedding (photo: IR/City of Worms)

Model of a Jewish wedding

Exterior view of the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House (photo: IR/City of Worms)
Exterior view of the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House (photo: IR/City of Worms)

Exterior view of the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House

 
 

A warm welcome …

to the Jewish Museum Worms!

In the Middle Ages, the Jewish community in Worms enjoyed a high reputation throughout western Europe as “Little Jerusalem on the Rhine”. Still today, there are unique records and reminders of Jewish life to be seen and visited in Worms, among them the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House. Come inside and learn all about the long history of this building and about the wide range of exhibits on religious and everyday life in the Jewish community from the Middle Ages up into the 20th century.

Special Exhibition!

The exhibition “SchUM on the Rhine - From the Middle Ages to Modernity” takes you on a journey through time to the heyday of the Jewish communities in the ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz.

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Closed at the weekend


The Jewish Museum in the Rashi House will unfortunately have to remain closed next weekend, 29/30 June, due to staff shortages.

The synagogue will be open at regular times.

ShUM on the Rhine - From the Middle Ages to the Modern Age

New permanent exhibition at the Jewish Museum

Since mid-September 2020, the Jewish Museum in the Rashi House has been awaiting you with a completely new museum experience.
The exhibition: "ShUM on the Rhine - From the Middle Ages to the Modern Age"
More information: Exhibition website

Extension of summer opening hours UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Jewish Cemetery "Holy Sand" & Synagogue

In order to meet the great demand for longer opening hours at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Worms, the previous opening hours of the Jewish ShUM sites in Worms have been extended despite the city's current budget situation.

Synagogue, Synagogenplatz 4

It is now possible to visit the synagogue during lunchtime. The previous closure of the building at lunchtime no longer applies.

Summer opening hours (April 1 to October 31):
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter opening hours (November 1 to March 31):
Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Please note that it is temporarily not possible for tourists to visit the synagogue during services and events organized by the Jewish community. Due to ongoing construction work, the synagogue may also be closed to visitors at short notice.

On the following holidays, the synagogue is closed to visitors all day:

24.12.2023 Heiligabend
25.12.2023 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag
26.12.2023 2. Weihnachtsfeiertag
31.12.2023 Silvester
01.01.2024 Neujahr
29.03.2024 Karfreitag
01.04.2024 Ostermontag
01.05.2024 Tag der Arbeit
09.05.2024 Christi Himmelfahrt
20.05.2024 Pfingstmontag
30.05.2024 Fronleichnam
03.10.2024 Tag der Deutschen Einheit
01.11.2024 Allerheiligen
24.12.2024 Heiligabend
25.12.2024 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag
26.12.2024 2. Weihnachtsfeiertag
31.12.2024 Silvester

Old Jewish cemetery "Heiliger Sand", Willy-Brand-Ring 21

The summer opening hours at the old Jewish cemetery "Heiliger Sand" have been extended by one hour.

Summer opening hours (1 April to 31 October):
Sunday to Friday from 09:30 to 18:00, last admission at 17:45
Closed on Saturday

Winter opening hours (1 November to 31 March):
Sunday to Friday from 09:30 to 16:00, last admission at 15:45
Closed on Saturday


For the safety of visitors, the City of Worms, as trustee, reserves the right to close the cemetery grounds to the public at short notice in the event of official storm warnings for the city area.

Closed or shortened opening hours on the following Public holidays

Karfreitag
29.03.3024 closed

Pesach
22.04.2024 closed from 2 pm, last admission 1.45 pm
23.04.-24.04.2024 closed
29.04.-30.04.2024 closed

Shawouth
11/06/2024 closed from 2 pm, last admission 1.45 pm
12.06-13.06.2024 closed

Rosh Hashanah
02.10.2024 closed from 2 pm, last admission 1.45 pm
03.10.-04.10.2024 closed

Yom Kippur
11.10.2024 closed from 2 pm, last admission 1.45 pm
12.10.2024 closed

Sukkoth
16.10.2024 closed from 2 pm, last admission 1.45 pm
17.10.-18.10.2024 closed

Shemini Azereth
24.10.2024 closed

Simchat Torah
25.10.2024 closed

Christmas and New Year's Eve
24-26.12.2024 closed
31.12.24-01.01.25 closed

 

Did you know?

  1. For an uninterrupted period of more than 900 years (from around the year 1000 until 1942, during the period of Nazi rule), the Jewish community in Worms enriched the cultural life and society of the city. Together with Speyer and Mainz, Worms was from medieval times on one of the most important Jewish settlements in what was then central Europe.

  2. The Jewish school (yeshiva) was very famous in medieval times and attracted scholars and students from throughout Europe. The most important of these scholars was Rashi from Troyes, in France (around 1060). Rashi is held in high esteem in Jewish circles still today. He was a rabbi, a scholar and the writer of a commentary on the Talmud. The Rashi House in Worms is named after him.

  3. The probable site of the school is where the Rashi House stands today. Parts of the ground floor and the cellar vaults date back to medieval times, and our museum is housed here in the Rashi House. The upper floors contain the City Archives, the city’s archive of photographs, and its historic monuments authority.

  4. Just a few steps away from the museum is the synagogue with it medieval mikvah (ritual bath). Also worth seeing are the surrounding narrow streets of the old city centre, the city wall with the Rashi Gate, and the Judengasse (Jews’ Alley) with its almost unchanged architectural structure. 

  5. There is probably no other city in Europe with so many important architectural reminders of its Jewish history and tradition going back 10 centuries as Warmaisa – Jewish Worms. One very special jewel is “Holy Sands”(“Heiliger Sand”) – the oldest existing Jewish cemetery in Europe. 

  6. The three cities of Speyer, Mainz und Worms have adopted the motto "ShUM Cities on the Rhine – A Jewish Heritage for the World", and together with their Jewish communities and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate are seeking recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
 
 

Contact

Jewish Museum Worms

Hintere Judengasse 6
67547 Worms
Germany

Telephone number: +49 (0) 62 41) 8 53 - 47 01 / 47 07
Email: stdtrchvwrmsd 

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