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Hello and welcome to the Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna!

We are a registered US 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds for the museum.

Founded in 1988, the museum’s mission is to showcase Jewish history, religion, and culture. It explores Judaism’s role in society across time – stretching from the Middle Ages to the current day. It also preserves and interprets one of the largest European Judaica collections.

The museum serves an essential role not only in sharing Jewish history with the wider world but also in exploring and uncovering new stories of the Jewish people.

Our organization is devoted to supporting the museum’s vital mission. And the museum needs more support than ever before.

The museum faces unprecedented economic challenges. Electricity costs have surged by 300%, gas prices have risen by 50%, and we’re witnessing the steepest labor cost increase in years.

The museum is tirelessly working to adapt to these challenges, but now, more than ever, it needs your support.

By helping the museum, we honor the nearly 50,000 Jewish lives that were forced to flee Vienna between 1938 and 1941.

On a personal note – my father was a survivor. I’m passionate about this cause, and I humbly ask you to help us support the museum.

97% of every dollar you donate goes directly to Vienna to support ongoing and future exhibitions.

Please consider making a donation today.

Thank you.
Eric Huebscher

Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna, Inc.

Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna

Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna is a non-profit organization found to help support the Jewish Museum of Vienna, and all of it’s efforts aacnd missions.

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About the Jewish Museum of Vienna

Visible Storage at the Jewish Museum Vienna with all of the major collections: the Jewish Community collection, the new acquisitions by the museum since the early 1990s, and the Berger, Schlaff, and Stern private collections that have been acquired by or donated to the Museum. © Klaus Pichler

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Latest News

In Memoriam Herta Griffel-Baitch (1933-2024)

Mar 5, 2024 | JMW News

The Jewish Museum Vienna mourns the passing of Herta Griffel-Baitch. She spent the early years of her life in Vienna’s Wohlmutstraße in the second district, yet memories of that time barely remained with her. However, she remembered one sentence from her mother until the end of her life: “It’s important that you are healthy, then […]

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Captured – Echoes of absence: hostages family photos recreated

Feb 27, 2024 | JMW News

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October 7, 2023

Jan 25, 2024 | JMW News

Directly after the brutal attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, by the terrorist organization Hamas, the Ukrainian-Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi set out to portray the terrible events in pictures.

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