«Swiss Jews: 150 Years of Equal Rights»

We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of Swiss Jews.

15 Swiss Jews introduce themselves


You will be able to visit the photography exhibition «Swiss Jews: 150 years of equal rights», showing portraits by the renowned Bernese photographer Alexander Jaquemet of 15 Jewish persons. The exhibition will travel throughout Switzerland in 2016...

We are celebrating

Anniversary Event

150 years ago, on January 14th 1866, Jews received equal citizen rights in Switzerland. On January 17th 2016 we celebrated this significant occasion in the company of Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann in the Kornhausforum in Bern.

They support us

Patrons Committee

The anniversary year is widely supported. The following persons from politics, business and culture are supporting the project.


Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG)
Gotthardstrasse 65
P.O. Box 2105
8027 Zurich

T +41 (0)43 305 07 77
F +41 (0)43 305 07 66

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