GUIDED TOURS

“Experience” Jewish culture with its history, customs and celebrations in the Salzburg synagogue, which we regard as a lively meeting place for cultures and friendships. An intercultural and friendly dialogue opens the gates to our community.

“A faithful friend is a strong protection, whoever finds him has found a treasure. There is no equivalent value for a faithful friend, its value cannot be weighed.” This is how the Thora defines the term friend in the Sefer Ben Sira (6:14).

It is also friendship that opens the gates of our synagogue and fills it with life. Encounters with the diversity of cultures awaken more understanding and so we have set ourselves the goal of making our synagogue a place of encounter and dialogue. Not a museum-style temple to the muses, but a living house where friends of all ages can meet and learn from each other. This applies in particular to the Jewish religion and culture.

Children and young people of all faiths are cordially invited to experience Jewish culture and religion through us. We are of the opinion that early sensitization in childhood, through inter-religious contact, creates a tolerant future – and we would like to actively contribute to this through our tours.

The Salzburg synagogue should be a place where dialogue and exchange between adults take place and where everyone can learn from each other.

“Experience” Jewish culture as well as part of our adult tours and immerse yourself in the history of Austrian Jewry. Embark on a journey through the Jewish calendar and learn interesting facts about the Jewish festivals as well as the celebrations. Get an introduction to the architecture of the synagogue and the process of prayer.

You will be offered an extensive program from which you can customize your tour. To do this, after receiving the request form, select your desired program from 4 modules. Module 1 consists of a 50-minute tour of the Graz synagogue. In addition, you will be offered a variety of focal points, such as the Jewish year or life cycle, various topics on the history of Jews in Austria or death and dying in Judaism, to name just a few.

You can get more information from our administration office. We are at your disposal for a personal conversation at any time.

Please note in general: For organizational and safety reasons, participation in all events of the Jewish community in Salzburg is only possible after written and reserved approval by the administrative office. Please note that we need a copy of the organizer’s or accompanying person’s ID card ahead in order to be able to confirm a guided tour for you. Guided tours for adults take place with a minimum of 5 participants. The group size is limited to 20, for children to 25 people. Due to the rooming of the synagogue we are not able to carry out several tours at the same time.