Places to visit

The Museum of Lights

In autumn 1994, for the celebration of the 400 years of the Casale’s Synagogue, a group of art lovers and experts, among them Elio Carmi, Aldo Mondino and Paolo Levi, talking about Jewish art, thought interesting to promote and to stimulate an artistic development in Jewish field.

The Casale community already had some Chanukkiot in silver realized by Elio Carmi; moreover the artist Emanuele Luzzati was creating a similar work in ceramics for the Casale community.

The group promoted in that occasion the idea of beginning a collection of contemporary art Channukkiot, to be produced by Jewish and non Jewish artists around the thematic of the Channukkia’.

The adhesion to this initiative by many artists, some also of world-wide reputation, has been enthusiastic and precious.

The number of works is today in constant increase and the reputation of this collection quickly exceeded the small Casale Community borders and contributes to improve the image of its activities and involvements. The Museum of Lights is located underground, in the former oven for the Matzot, the unleavened bread eaten by Jews on Passover.