Ets Haim

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.   

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Guided tours

See the unique library with your own eyes during a tour

Ets Haim

Longread: The history of Ets Haim

Discover the history of Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos

Ets Haim Manuscripten

Ets Haim Manuscripten 

All manuscripts have been digitized

Zoek in gedrukte werken van Ets Haim

Search the collection of printed works

Browse the catalogue of printed works (via Worldcat)

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