What Makes Us Special

We feel that ALL of our visitors are V.I.P.’s, but of course we are proud to count among our very satisfied guests the following:

Keren Kayemet, Keren Ha-Yesod, AIPAC, the Jewish Federation, Jackie Mason, the family of Vice-President Joe BIden, Oscar winners Jeremy Irons and Neil Jordan, and Gilad Shalit. Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Rabbi Schlomo Riskin, Rabbi Marvin Hier and the Board of Directors of the Museum of Tolerance and the Simon Wiesenthal Institute, the Executive Board of International Women’s ORT, The Jewish MInisters Cantors Association of America, Rabbi David Lincoln of the Park Avenue Synagogue, the interfaith organization Pave the Way, professors and historians from Yeshiva University, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Theological Seminary.

 
 

Other honored visitors who have enjoyed our tours: The Treasurer General of the United States, the Secretary of Agriculture of the U.S, the U.S. Ambassadors to the UN Mission in Rome, to Germany and to the Czech Republic, the Reverend Robert Schuller, Congressman Ed Royce of California, and the White House Secret Service – to name a few.

OUR TEAM of Guides


Andrea Stoler

is originally from upstate New York and Chicago and has been living in Rome for over twelve years. She has a PHD in Moleculer Cell Biology from Northwestern University and has been a passionate art history scholar for many years specializing in the Medieval era. She also loves teaching the interconnections between Jewish and Roman history and Judaism and Western Art.

David Walden

was born in Toronto, Canada. He has a Yeshiva background and a degree in elementary education from the city of New York. He has lived in Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Switzerland, Israel and now Italy for the past fourteen years. He has taught in Jewish day schools in Hebrew and English. He loves Roman architecture and its amazing Jewish heritage.    

Roy Doliner

helped establish Rome For Jews and still selects and trains the docents personally. He is by trade an award-winning playright and actor, performing in both Italy and the United States, and by passion a historian, interpreter and Talmud instructor. He is currently busy promoting his internationally best-selling book The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican, co-authored with Rabbi Benjamin Blech.