Current exhibition

"Jewish Inscriptions"

Following its recent successful cultural activities, the Jewish Museum of Greece is organizing an exhibition of selected epigraphic artifacts under a long-term loan arrangement, with the approval of the Ministry of Culture and its services, titled “Jewish Inscriptions”.

These artifacts have been incorporated into the museum’s permanent exhibition, reinforcing and expanding its eclectic character, and exploring the early settlement of Jews in Greece, not as an isolated historical event but as an integral element within a broader historical, geographical, and chronological context

The aim of the new museum project, which includes nine (9) selected inscriptions from mainland and island Greece, now displayed in the “Makis-Samuel Matsas and Maurice Saltiel” hall of the JMG, is to highlight the multicultural past of Greece, present the archaeological evidence of one of the oldest religious and cultural communities in Europe, and fulfill the museum’s desire to actively contribute to the promotion of inscriptions as eloquent historical documents. The exhibition is accompanied by concise bilingual texts and photos that vividly reveal aspects of the social, religious, political, and cultural life of Jewish communities in late antiquity. Additionally, there is a digital installation of the electronic edition (e-book) of 108 Jewish inscriptions from Greece, based on the printed edition titled Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae.

This new exhibition, as well as the bilingual accompanying catalog from Melissas Publications, are realized with the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, through the resources of the Greek-German Fund for the Future. The exhibition also benefited from the collaboration and assistance of the Ministry of Culture and its central and cooperating services, which provided the borrowed works falling within their competence.

We extend heartfelt thanks to everyone for their long and fruitful collaboration and for the substantial support of the work of the JMG.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 09:00-14:30

Sunday: 10.00 – 14.00

Saturday: Κλειστά

Ticket prices

Adults: 10€

Students: 8€

over 65: 8€

The group tour price is 50 € (by appointment).