The Institute for Jewish History in Austria was founded in 1988 and is housed in the former synagogue of St. Pölten 60 kilometers west of Vienna. Its task is to carry out comprehensive research into the history and culture of the Jews in Austria, from the Middle Ages up to the present day.
It is our aim to counteract anti- and philo-Semitic prejudices and incorrect information through academic research, publications, lectures and activities in the area of adult education and school projects. The location of the Institute in the former synagogue in St. Poelten gave a new and meaningful use to this abandoned building.


Opening hours Institute and Synagogue September 2020 – Mai 2021
Requests and information please by |mail: to our office|! We are availaible per landline telephone 02742 77171-0 or, due to Home office, via 0664 993 871 76 (Mo-Fr, 9:00-14:00).

Opening hours Institute and Synagogue: 1. – 30. Juni 2021 (Entrance Lederergasse 12)
Thursday, 9:00-15:00
Friday, 10:00-14:00

Opening hours Synagogue 5. Juni. - 26. September 2021 (Entrance Dr. Karl Renner-Promenade 22)
Friday, 14:00-19:00
Saturday, 14:00-19:00
Sunday, 14:00-19:00


Your donations to the institute are tax-deductible. For a donation receipt please contact us: |mail: office@injoest.ac.at|
Account details: Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs
IBAN:  AT87 2025 6000 0005 6655

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