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  • 10.07.2008

    Orthodox Rabbi Conference of Germany has a new board of directors

    Berlin – The Orthodox Rabbi Conference of Germany has elected a new board of directors. It consists of two members of the previous board, Yitshak Ehrenberg from Berlin and Menachem Halevi Klein from Frankfurt/Main, and a new member, Avichai Apel from Dortmund . In addition, an advisory committee consisting of Jakov Ebert from Würzburg and Julian Soussan from Düsseldorf has been established ...

  • 10.07.2008

    Funding of Community Centre in Leipzig secured

    Leipzig – The funding of the Community Centre of the Jewish Community of Leipzig is almost secured. According to last week's report in Jüdische Allgemeine , the head of the Community Küf Kaufmann said that the Free State of Saxony and the city of Leipzig had agreed to provide about €4 million. The total cost of construction, which has already begun, will amount to approximately €4 ...

  • 04.07.2008

    Charlotte Knobloch calls again for NPD ban

    Oldenburg – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, has made a renewed call for a ban on the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). Speaking at the town hall in Oldenburg after having signed the Golden Book of the city, she demanded that the NPD be finally outlawed as anti-constitutional ...

  • 03.07.2008

    Increased financial support for the Jewish Community of Frankfurt/Main

    Frankfurt – Frankfurt/Main will increase its financial support for the city's Jewish Community from €2.4 million to €3.6 million per annum. The support is provided on the basis of the "Agreement of Frankfurt" signed in 1990. According to this agreement, the city of Frankfurt participates in the Community's administration costs as well as in the costs of running and maintaining the Community's institutions and facilities ...

  • 30.06.2008

    Gelsenkirchen 's Jewish Community marks 50th anniversary of its synagogue

    Gelsenkirchen – The Jewish Community of Gelsenkirchen organized a festive event in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its synagogue on Von-der-Recke-Strasse inaugurated on 29 June 1958. The head of the Community, Judith Neuwald-Tasbach, spoke of those Holocaust survivors who began to build a new Jewish Community in 1946, one of them being her father, Kurt Neuwald ...

  • 27.06.2008

    President of the University for Jewish Studies leaves his office

    Heidelberg – Professor Dr. Alfred Bodenheimer will step down as President and resign his professorship in Heidelberg at the end of August after three years at the head of the Heidelberg University for Jewish Studies (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg - HfJS). He will move to the University of Basel where he has held a part-time professorship and where he will soon become a full-time professor ...

  • 21.06.2008

    Harsh criticism on the mild verdict against far-right killers

    Erfurt/Berlin – Stephan J. Kramer, Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , has harshly criticised the verdict against far-right extremists who killed an unemployed man and severely injured a punk in January 2003. The main accused has been sentenced to two years on probation. The investigation has lasted five years ...

  • 19.06.2008

    More money for Holocaust survivors

    Berlin – In its negotiations with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the Federal Ministry of Finance has agreed to increase monthly payments to Holocaust survivors by 8 percent, according to Jüdische Allgemeine . In addition, survivors who were previously excluded from the pension programmes may now receive a pension from the Claims Conference and funding will be provided for homecare needs of Jewish victims of Nazism ...

  • 17.06.2008

    Anti-Semitism is also a middle-class phenomenon

    Berlin – Stephan J. Kramer, Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , has demanded the creation of the post of a Federal Commissioner for Fighting Anti-Semitism. Speaking at a public hearing of the Committee for the Interior of the German Bundestag in Berlin , Kramer warned against growing anti-Semitism ...

  • 11.06.2008

    Speyer gets a new synagogue

    Speyer – 70 years after the destruction of the previous synagogue, a new Jewish house of prayer will be build in the city of Speyer . "Building work will begin soon," said Kurt Beck, Prime-Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, according to his office. The construction costs will amount to approximately €2 ...

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