Jewish community, Okružná 32, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia

tel. office: +421 (0)51 773 12 71, (0)51 773 16 38,

e-mail:, account number: IBAN SK27 3100 0000 0043 4001 4239

Bank: Prima banka Slovensko, a.s. - Prešov branch


The Jewish

Bárkány Judaic Exposition,

Prešov, Okružná 32,


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Office hours of operation of the Jewish community Prešov:

Monday - Friday: 8.30-12.00 hrs

contact person: PaedDr. Peter Chudý. chancellor ŽNO

The Orthodox synagogue in Presov was built in the years 1897-1898. Construction company Kolacek & Wirth had taken part in its construction. Building’s exterior has smooth facades, interspersed with narrow windows. The interior is impressive, decorated by rich frescoes in oriental fashion. Torah scrolls are kept in the Holy Arch (Aaron ha Kodesh) on the Eastern side of the synagogue. Central part is dominated by a raised platform, on which Sacral Desk (Bimah) is placed. It is used for Torah reading. It’s not the Synagogue itself, that is to be seen on the premises of Zidovska Nabozenska Obec in Presov. One can see the Permanent Barkany Judaic Exposition, as well. It is situated on the first floor, and administratively belongs to the Jewish Culture Department of Slovak National Museum, in Bratislava. This collection contains contemporary articles from original Jewish Museum of Presov, established in 1928.