Top-ranking representatives of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the World Union for Progressive Judaism met at Leo Baeck House in Berlin on 19 March 2006 for their first profound exchange of views. The encounter, which took place in a very friendly and open atmosphere, was attended by Rabbi Uri Regev, Executive Director of the WUPJ, Central Council Vice-President Charlotte Knobloch, the Union's new Chairman Steven M ...
of Jewish identity”, “Jewish life in the former Soviet Union”, “Integrating
into German society”, “The significance of the Israeli state” – the Brückenschlag
der Geschichte (Bridge of History) project run jointly by the Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle (ZWSt) in Germany, the
Jewish Agency for Israel and the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and
Future is intended to help people find answers to questions raised by issues
like these ...
“Do you know who I am?” is
a new inter-religious project due to begin work in September. Its main
objective is to challenge and overcome prejudice and to help all religions and
cultures live side by side in peace. The organizers are the Central Council of
Jews in Germany, the Council of Christian Churches in Germany (ACK), the
Central Council of Moslems in Germany and the Turkish-Islamic Union (DITIB) ...
Rashi Year began on 14 April with a
ceremony in the synagogue at Worms. From April to October 2005 Worms in Germany
and Troyes in France will be commemorating the 900th anniversary of the death
of Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac (1040-1105), better known as Rashi. He was born in
France and studied at the famous Talmud school in Worms, and he now ranks as
one of the most important scholars in Jewish history ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has, for
the first time, spoken out loud and clear about the anti-Semitism in his
country. At an event in Poland on 27 January 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary
of the liberation of the concentration camp at Auschwitz he explicitly
condemned the anti-Semitic behaviour of a group of Russian parliamentarians ...
imes new roman" >Central Council President Paul Spiegel and Cardinal
Karl Lehmann, Chairman of the Conference of German Bishops, met in Mainz in
late February for talks in a climate of trust. The meeting was a response to
comments by Pope John Paul II in his new book comparing the Nazis’ annihilation
of their victims with the destruction of unborn life through abortion ...
Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was elected
Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress in January. The new incumbent is
also Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress and has for many years
presided over the Jewish Community in Munich and Upper Bavaria ...
The agreement between government and the
Jewish community was signed at state level in January 2005 between
representatives of the federal state of Brandenburg and the Jewish Community in
Brandenburg. The agreement provides for an annual public grant of 200, 000
euros. “I welcome the agreement, but I doubt that the funding envisaged will be
adequate,” said Stephan J ...
A meeting was held in Strasbourg in January
between high-level representatives of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) and
the European Union (EU). EJC President Cobi Benatoff, EJC and WJC Vice
President Charlotte Knobloch and EJC Secretary General Serge Cwajgenbaum talked
with, among others, Javier ...