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 Synagogue June – September 2020
Entrance: Dr. Karl Renner-Promenade 22
Fr–Sun: 14.00–19.00
Guided tour for groups up to 10 persons after registration by |mail: to our office|

Opening hours Institute and Synagogue September 2020 – June 2021
Due to the current situation the Institute is open two days a week. Requests for visiting the Synagogue at other times please write a
|mail: to our office|!
Entrance: Lederergasse 12

Thursday: 9:00–14:00
Friday: 10:00–16:00

We are available by phone during the times mentioned above, requests and information on other days please by |mail: to our office|!


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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