After the Holocaust only a few few Jews returned to Innsbruck, and Jewish community life developed very slowly. A new community for the region of Vorarlberg and Tirol was established on May 14, 1952. A prayer house was established in 1961.
The old synagogue in Sillgasse had suffered much damage during the war and was torn down in 1965. In 1981 the Israeli Ambassador to Austria placed a memorial tablet at the place where the synagogue had once stood and had now became a parking place. The new synagogue was built at the same place and was reopened on March 21, 1993. The offices of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde fuer die Bundeslaender Tirol und Vorarlberg (The Jewish community organization) are housed there.
In 1995 the Jewish community decided that a Menorah would be a suitable memorial monument for the victims of the Holocaust. In 1997 the new monument was established in the center of the town. Holocaust survivors from all over the world were invited to this event.
In 2001 The Jewish community of Innsbruck had 60 members of different ages, ethnic background and occupations. The community maintains a cemetery in addition to the synagogue.
The Jewish Museum in Hohenems was opened in April 1991. It is located in the Heimann Rosenthal Villa built in1964 in the centre of the former Jewish quarter of the city. The permanent exhibition at the Museum boasts documentation of the Jewish community in Hohenems which had existed for over three centuries until its destruction during the era of the Nazi regime. Thematically and chronologically, the Museum covers the times of the insecure existence of the Schutzjuden (“protected Jews”) in the 17th century through to religious life in the synagogue and everyday life, Jewish-Christian coexistence, the period of the cultural and political departure into the liberal area of the second half of the 19th century, until the time of the persecution and destruction of Jews in the Nazi era. The Museum also exhibits the life of Jewish refugees in post-war times.