Ets Haim may be visited by appointment.
Learn about the history of over 400 years of Jewish heritage with a visit to Ets Haim, the seminary in the Portuguese Synagogue courtyard. Ets Haim means Tree of Life. This school produced many rabbis over the years. The fascinating building contains the schoolroom, now the winter synagogue and auditorium, and the famous Jewish library: Ets Haim – Livraria Montezinos. It is one of the world’s greatest Jewish libraries. In 2003, UNESCO added it to the Memory of the World programme. Take a look through the window, or book a place on a group tour.
See the unique library with your own eyes during a tour
Discover the history of Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos
All manuscripts have been digitized
Browse the catalogue of printed works (via Worldcat)