Who we are

Beth Hillel Roma

We are a Progressive Jewish community affiliated with the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the  European Union for Progressive Judaism and the Federazione italiana ebraismo progressivo.

We provide our members with a vast array of religious services including: celebration of Shabbat and holidays, observance of life-cycle ceremonies, Jewish education for all ages, cultural activities, Tikkun Olam projects (social and humanitarian support) and more.  We operate a Talmud Torah school for children ages 4-18 including preparation for B’nai Mitzvah (for children as well as for adults).

As a Progressive Jewish congregation, Beth Hillel promotes equal participation in religious life for all our members, without discrimination regarding gender or sexual orientation.

We welcome mixed-married couples and their children into the community, while encouraging the non-Jewish partner to be supportive of the family’s Jewish identity.  We also offer a course for those interested in converting to Judaism.

Beth Hillel believes in the importance of inter-religious dialogue and supports the project entitled “Scriptural Reasoning,” which brings together people of different faith communities to discuss their sacred texts.

Our community actively cooperates with other Progressive Jewish congregations in Italy, in Europe and throughout the world to strengthen the principles of religious pluralism. Together with the other Progressive Italian communities we advocate recognition by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) with the hope that all Jewish communities in Italy will constitute one united Jewish family.

Beth Hillel is a strong advocate for the State of Israel and supports the work of ARZENU, the international arm of Progressive Jewish Zionism. Furthermore, our community believes in the importance of religious pluralism in Israel so that all Jews in the world, including Israel, can find their Jewish home in the Jewish State.

Beth Hillel Rome is a non-profit association which does not receive any kind of public subsidy or funding. Congregational activities are financed through membership fees, voluntary contributions and  donations.

We are in Rome. Please come visit!

Our history

Seven years with BHR


Our Rabbi