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  • 09.01.2009

    President of Central Council criticises media coverage of Middle East conflict

    Munich – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, has criticised the German media's coverage of the war in the Middle East and called for solidarity with Israel . "Here we have a country that is fighting to survive," she said in an interview to the Münchner Merkur newspaper, "yet this fact is hardly ever talked about in the national media ...

  • 29.12.2008

    Jewish Community of Frankfurt/Oder plans to build new cemetery

    Frankfurt/Oder – The Jewish Community of Frankfurt/Oder has purchased a site for its own cemetery. It is planned to open in 2011 provided the Community manages to raise €160,000 for the preparation of the site, according to the head of the Community Volodymyr Levytskyy. He told the Berliner Tagesspiegel newspaper that there was not yet clarity as to where the money would come from and that the Community had asked Brandenburg 's Ministry of Science, Research and Culture for support ...

  • 19.12.2008

    Message by the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany

    Munich – In her message on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah and the Christian holiday of Christmas, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, thanked the citizens and the political leaders of the Federal Republic of Germany for the year 2008. "It brought Jews and non-Jews even closer together," she said in Munich ...

  • 17.12.2008

    Jewish Community of Dortmund plans to open Jewish primary school

    Dortmund – The Jewish Community of Dortmund plans to open its own primary school by 2010. The Community intends to have the school officially recognised like other denominational primary schools, according to a report by the Cologne-based broadcasting institution Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Presently, there is only a Jewish kindergarten in Dortmund visited by about 30 children ...

  • 11.12.2008

    Election in Jewish Community of Karlsruhe

    Karlsruhe – David Seltner has been re-elected president of the Jewish Community of Karlsruhe. Andreas Huber has become deputy president, according to a report in Jüdische Allgemeine of 11th December. Seltner and Huber have also been delegated to the association of Jewish communities of Baden . (11 ...

  • 10.12.2008

    Controversial lectures by Islamic theologians cancelled

    Munich – The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has cancelled at short notice guest lectures by three Islamic theologians from Iran following protests by the Central Council of Jews in Germany , human rights groups and students. Nathan Kalmanowicz, member of the Presidium of the Central Council and vice-president of the Jewish Community of Munich, welcomed this decision ...

  • 08.12.2008

    President of Jewish Community of Rostock re-elected

    Rostock – Juri Rosov has been re-elected president of the Jewish Community of Rostock. According to Rostock 's daily Norddeutsche Neueste Nachrichten, Rosov, who has been president of the Community since 2003, will remain in office for a further term of four years. The 48-year-olf playwright and actor from Crimea has been living in Rostock since 1997 ...

  • 27.11.2008

    €60,000 annually for Jewish Community of Kassel

    Kassel – The city of Kassel will provide subsidies of €60,000 a year to the city's Jewish Community. A corresponding agreement has been signed by the mayor, Bertram Hilgen, and the head of the Jewish Community of Kassel, Esther Haß. The subsidies are intended to provide a solid, sustainable foundation for the Community's work ...

  • 26.11.2008

    Jewish Community of Nordhausen has Torah scroll again

    Nordhausen – After 70 years, the Jewish Community of Nordhausen has a Torah scroll again. On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the Community, which has 35 members, the Torah was carried in a procession from a memorial stone dedicated to Jewish victims of National Socialism to the prayer hall ...

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