Jewish Life

Jewish life in Switzerland is characterised by diversity. It is made up of numerous, highly diverse communities with a broad range of cultural offers and events, as well as groups and individuals with very different attitudes towards life.

In the following sections, the SIG has compiled topics and information regarding Jewish life. The Jewish community will, for example, find relevant addresses, information on kosher food, offers available for youths and people interested in culture, and much more. Interested non-Jewish readers can gain valuable background information on Jewish life, culture and religion as well as on the history and contemporary situation of Switzerland’s Jewish community.

Jewish Life in Times of Corona

The corona pandemic has given rise to numerous new challenges. The SIG is standing by Jewish communities with advice and support.

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Jewish life in Switzerland today

Jewish life is characterised by diversity. It comprises a great variety of lifestyles, institutions and much more.

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History of Jews in Switzerland

The history of the Jewish community in Switzerland is long and multifaceted. It constantly fluctuates between marginalisation and integration. The SIG is committed to preserving Switzerland’s Jewish cultural heritage and enhancing its visibility.

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Jewish Cultural Heritage in Switzerland

Jewish cultural heritage reveals past and present aspects of Jewish life in Switzerland. Preserving it and making it visible are among the SIG’s key tasks.

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The Jewish Religion

Judaism is based on the teachings of the Torah and the Talmud, as well as on Jewish law called Halakha.

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Jewish Youth

A broad range of school and leisure activities as well as specialised training programmes are on offer for Jewish children and youths.

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Jewish Institutions

Switzerland has numerous Jewish institutions from various walks of life. The SIG maintains a list broken down by region.

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