Education – Museum Centre “Świętokrzyski Shtetl”

Located at the crossing of the Staszów – Jędrzejów and Kielce – Tarnów roads, Chmielnik has a synagogue and two Jewish cemeteries: they testify to the wealth and importance of the former Jewish community of Chmielnik.

  • Chmielnik
  • +48 41 354 24 12 (w. 106, 107)
Jewish Cemetery in Kielce

Jewish cementary in Kielce was estabilished in 19. century by well-known architect Franciszek Ksawery Kowalski. Supervision of the cemetery was held by one of the most important Jewish charitable organizations - the Society for the Poor"s Relief of the Jewish Faith - Chwera Kadisha.

  • Kielce, ul. Pakosz
  • +48 783 084 183
Jewish Heritage in Bodzentyn

Bodzentyn had a sizable Jewish community. In the mid-19th century, Jews of Bodzentyn belonged to the synagogue district of Szydłowiec and buried their dead there. However, in 1866, the Jewish residents of Bodzentyn managed to obtain a permit to build a cemetery in their own town.

  • Bodzentyn
  • +48 519 165 300
Jewish Heritage in Działoszyce

Few records of the Jewish presence in Działoszyce have survived till the present time. There are still ruins of the kahal house and of the synagogue erected in 1852, once considered the most beautiful prayer house in Poland.

  • Działoszyce, ul. Krasickiego
  • +48 41 352 60 10
Jewish Heritage in Starachowice

The Jewish cemetery, or kirkut, established in 1891, is situated in ul. Podgórze. It occupies an area of an acre and contains approximately 200 tombstones.

  • Starachowice
  • +48 693 779 899
Jewish Heritage in Szydłów (renovation)

At present, the synagogue building shelters a gallery of modern art: the local artists present mostly the historical building and panoramic views of Szydłów. There is also an exhibition of items representing Jewish religion and culture, for example, two pieces of Torah scroll, four-meter-tall figure of Moses holding Decalogue tablets.

  • Szydłów, ul. Targowa 3
  • +48 41 354 53 13
Old Synagouge in Kielce

The synagogue was estabilished in September 1909. During the Interwar Period Jewish cheder and choir were famous in the Kielce estate. The nazi had devastated historical interiors and then created magazine and prison there.

  • Kielce, ul. Warszawska 17
  • +48 41 368 10 69
Renaissance Synagogue in Pińczów

First Jewish settlers came to Pińczów in the late 16th century. Towards the end of the same century, a kahal came into existence. Soon Jews were granted more privileges and a permission to build a synagogue came in 1594. The owner of the town, Zygmun Myszkowski, agreed for the construction of three synagogues: two were made of brick and one was constructed of wood.

  • Pińczów, ul. Klasztorna
  • +48 41 357 24 72
The Jan Karski Society in Kielce

The Jan Karski Society was established in 2005 as a kind of continuation of the ‘Memory – Dialogue – Reconciliation’ Civic Association, which was formed in order to prepare the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom in 1996.

  • Kielce, ul. Planty 7
  • +48 577 809 333