Jewish Community

  ul. 3 Maja 16      (+48) 32 253 77 42     more than a year ago

Katowice's Jewish Community was officially set up in 1866. This small centre run by a handful of brave individuals serves as a prayer house and also contains the city's only kosher kitchen. Volunteers provide a meals-on-wheels service for the elderly and disabled and take care of 20 Jewish cemeteries in the region.


Open 10:00 - 15:00. Closed Sat.


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Aaron Reichel
New York City, New York, USA
I am very interested in speaking to anyone in Katowice about the Jewish community there, and to find out the address of the building that has a Jewish presence there. Please email me names and phone numbers and email addresses of any people in Katowice who can discuss with me the community there. Thank you. (Rabbi) Aaron I. Reichel, Esq., Reichelaa@aol.com Phone (718) 551-1932
Barry Willig
Philadelphia USA
Are the volunteers at the center for the aged and disabled Polish Jews who resettled in katowice or are they Polish Cathoclic volunteers, rightenous Gentiles? Also, I believe that railway connection through Katowice was what my grandafther took in 1914 to reach Hamburg from Lemberg, Galicia, and sail from the port of Lemberg to South Phil;adelphia, where he disembarked just before World War One broke out.
Joseph Marsh
Rydultowy, Upper Silesia, Poland
I am intrigued; I live not far from Katowice and have been to the main railway station hundreds of times and never realized that a cemetery was nearby; I will endeavor to visit this cemetery as soon as possible.... as for the book mentioned, "The Jews of Upper Silesia," could you provide the author's name and/or ISBN number? Internet searches produce no book by that title... Thanks....
Avecita Cieplinski

The most important Rabbi prior to the Second World War was Rabbi Chameides. There is also already a book called "The Jews of Upper Silesia" that has more the details for you to know.
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