There are a number of Jewish Educational institutions in Vienna. Zvi Perez Chajes School is the Jewish school of Vienna and is run by the community. It reopened in 1984 after being closed for more than 50 years. In 1986 the Ronald S. Lauder-Foundation established the Bet-Chabad-Schule. Approximately 400 students receive Jewish religious instruction in general schools and two additional Talmud Torah schools. The ultra-Orthodox community has its own educational system and separate schools. Various other educational institutions have developed in recent decades. In February 2004, The Viennese Yeshiva, the first yeshiva built since World War II was inaugurated.
Zvi Perez Chajes School
Realgymnasium, Volksschule, Kindergarten der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Wien
Founded as a "Jewish Private Gymnasium" and named after Chief Rabbi Zvi Perez Chajes in 1919, it was mainly attended by pupils with a Galician background (a former province of Austria-Hungary Monarchy, today Galicia is split between Ukraine and Poland). Modeled on the principles of its name-giver, the school tried to harmonize assimilation and orthodoxy. Leaning towards Zionism, it strived to combine Jewish Nationalism with a humanistic education; a Jewish cultural identity matched with loyalty to society. The school was closed down in 1941, after it was used by the Gestapo to assemble Viennese Jews prior to their deportation. It was reopened in Castellezgasse in September 1984. About 80 children attend pre-school and Kindergarten, 140 primary school and about 140 the "Gymnasium". Hebrew is taught as the first foreign language.
The Lauder Chabad School and Kindergarten
Approximately 200 children who come for nursery school, kindergarten, secondary school and various computer courses or for afternoon supervision attend the school. Found in 1986 by the Chabad Movement and financially supported by the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, the school aims to ensure that the children of immigrants from the former Soviet Union were integrated at school and in society and that they have learned the language. Its curriculum aims primarily at preparing students for vocational training schools and skilled trades.
Talmud Torah Elementary and Junior High School "Machzike Hadass"
In this school, which is over 150 years old, boys and girls are taught separately. The school prepares male students to attend yeshiva and female students to attend the Bet Yakov School. The school is recognized by the state, with tuition available for all age groups. Classes are segregated according to gender. The school offers a kindergarten, elementary and secondary school for boys and girls; a cheder and Talmud Torah for boys; secretarial training (9th and 10th level) for girls.
Talmud Torah-School of "Agudas Israel"
The school offers afternoon classes for further religious education for children from Orthodox families.
Talmud Thora-School "Sinai"
The school offers afternoon classes for religious education for children from Orthodox families.
Religious Education at Public School
Any Jewish student registered in the community may attend. The decision not to attend religious classes must be communicated to the public school within the first school weeks of the year. Adults may review the curriculum, which is available at the administrative offices of the community. Complementing the religious education, the community sponsors holiday events and youth services.
1 - 11 Grade: Zvi Perez Chajes-School
12 Grade: Jewish Community Wien -
1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
Lycée Francais de Vienne
Vienna International School
American International School
The Viennese Yeshiva
Grosse Mohrengasse 19
Founded in 1989 and officially recognized by the Austrian educational authorities, this Orthodox "College for Jewish Social Professions" tries to integrate the Orthodox community into professional life. Approximately 40 students between the ages of 14 and 17 live and study at this boarding school for boys.
Vienna Academy of Higher Rabbinical Studies
1020 Vienna, Austria
Provides training for religious teachers for Orthodox religious instruction.
Jewish Pedagogical Center
Jüdisches Pädagogisches Zentrum
Fleischmarkt 1b (Desider Friedmann-Platz)
Founded in 1984 by the L.A. Pincus Jewish Education Fund for the Diaspora in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Vienna, it aims to assist Jewish organizations involved in education. The Center has a library and a videotheque open to students, teachers, the media or anyyone interested. It also offers Hebrew courses, vocational training courses and discussion groups.
Jüdisches Berufliches Bildungszentrum – JBBZ
Adalbert-Stifter- Strasse 14-18
The JBBZ offers all young adults who have completed 9th grade the opportunity of training in various professions. The JBBZ provides the chance for youth and adults to enhance their professional perspectives by offering courses in German - Typing (computer-supported) - Commercial studies - Computers (Beginner and Intermediate) - Technical Introduction (for young adults).
Jewish Institute for Adult Education
Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung
Founded in 1989, the Institute, which operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Viennese Adult Education Institutions, is open to anyone with an interest in Judaism. It offers language courses in Hebrew and Yiddish, a variety of lecture series about religious, cultural and political aspects of Judaism and Jews. It also organizes guided tours to the main synagogue, the Stadttempel.
Lauder Business School
Vienna International College