Jewish Community

Jewish Community

There are currently 10 official Jewish communities in the Czech Republic, with approximately 3,000 registered members, 1,500 of whom reside in Prague. It is estimated that there are another 10,000 to 15,000 unregistered Jews. There are also a wide variety of Jewish organisations thriving under the auspices of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Jewish Community of Prague, including 3 kindergartens, primary and high schools, youth organizations, Social Care Facility for elderly, sports and special interest groups. Altogether, some 2,000 people are involved with these organisations.
The orthodox Old-New Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue, the High Synagogue, and the Art Nouveau Jubilee Synagogue on Jerusalemska Street are all functioning synagogues serving Prague. Bejt Praha hosts regular Kabbalat Shabbat services in the Jewish Town Hall, and special holiday services in various locations, often in the Spanish Synagogue. The Old-New Synagogue and the Jubilee Synagogue also offer special holiday services. Chabad House and Bejt Simcha host regular Shabbat services, as well.
The Jewish Museum in Prague is home to one of the most extensive collections of Judaica in the world.