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The Jewish Museum, or MUJ is located in the former venue of the Temple Beth-El de São Paulo, a building listed by Conpresp, the city’s historical and patrimonial preservation agency. Conceived in 1928 by the architect Samuel Roder, in Byzantine style, the seven sides of the construction represent the seven days of creation and the seven colors of the rainbow, a great symbolism for the Jewish community.
The museum follows other examples around the world and occupies the site of a traditional synagogue in the city, which in turn was transferred to the Jardins region. Built by the Jewish community itself, the MUJ seeks to preserve the history, traditions and values of Judaism, dialoguing with the Brazilian community.
Guardian of the largest Jewish collection in the country, the MUJ is modern and embraces tradition and contemporaneity. On its floors, they present exhibitions with the most diverse themes, from culture to history, from art to religion, seeking to intertwine Jewish experiences with Brazilianness. The Jewish Museum is the guardian of the largest Jewish collection in the country.
Between one exhibition and another, enjoy a coffee with Jewish culinary delights and take home a book on the history and culture of Jews and Judaism.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm
Adress: Rua Martinho Prado, 128 – Bela Vista – Centro
Tel.: +55 (11) 3258-1396