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  • 22.10.2008

    Alliance against neo-Nazi demonstration in Dresden

    Dresden – A nationwide appeal has been launched to prevent the neo- Nazi demonstration on the anniversary of the allied firebombing of Dresden in February 1945. According to the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau , the appeal "not to let far-right extremists march freely through Dresden" on 14 February ...

  • 21.10.2008

    Central Council criticises Anti-Discrimination Act

    Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany is concerned about possible implications of the Anti-Discrimination Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG). In an interview to Berlin 's Tageszeitung, the Secretary General of the Central Council, Stephan J. Kramer, said that the Act threatened Jewish communities' freedom to decide whom to employ ...

  • 17.10.2008

    Old Synagogue in Essen to be transformed into "House of Jewish Culture"

    Essen – The Old Synagogue in Essen will be transformed into a "House of Jewish Culture". The first sod was cut yesterday to mark the beginning of €7.4 million building works that are due to be completed in 2010. Around 80 percent of the costs will be provided by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rest will come from private sponsors ...

  • 16.10.2008

    Bundestag approves new State Agreement

    Berlin – The Committee on Internal Affairs of the Bundestag has approved an increase in the federal funding for the Central Council of Jews in Germany from €3 million to €5 million per annum. The corresponding bill has been approved by all parliamentary groups. Now the bill has to pass through the Bundesrat for the change of the 2003 "State Agreement on Cooperation" between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Central Council of Jews to come into force ...

  • 09.10.2008

    Knobloch calls for solidarity with Israel

    Duisburg – Speaking at a festive event organised by the Jewish Community of Duisburg-Mülheim/Ruhr-Oberhausen on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5769, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, called for support for the Jewish state. "In the new year Israel needs friends more then ever," she said ...

  • 09.10.2008

    Jewish Community of Paderborn has a new president

    Paderborn – Tanja Rubens has become the new head of the Jewish Community of Paderborn. She took this post after the death of the long-time president of the Community, Shalom Basler (O.B.M.). Two further members of the Community's executive board are Juriy Khromyy and Volodymyr Verlinskiy, according to Jüdische Allgemeine ...

  • 04.10.2008

    Central Council calls for "mixture of prevention and repression" in fight against far-right extremism

    Berlin – On the occasion of the Day of German Unity, the Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Stephan J. Kramer, called for a mixture of preventive and repressive measures to fight far-right extremism. "It presents a danger to society as a whole and not just to certain minorities," said Kramer in an interview to the news agency Deutscher Depeschendienst ...

  • 21.09.2008

    New synagogue inaugurated in Bielefeld

    Bielefeld – On 21 September, the Jewish Community of Bielefeld inaugurated its new synagogue. The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, who was not able to attend the ceremony, emphasised in a statement read out at the inauguration that the opening of the synagogue in Bielefeld was a further indication of the revival of Jewish life ...

  • 18.09.2008

    Jewish Community of Kiel and Region marked 10th anniversary

    Kiel – The Jewish Community of Kiel and Region celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Community Centre. Ute Erdsiek-Rave, Minister of Education of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, congratulated the Community on the anniversary. On behalf of the Prime Minister, she announced that the funding for Schleswig-Holstein's Jewish communities would be increased from €360,000 to 420,000 per annum ...

  • 15.09.2008

    New synagogue inaugurated in Krefeld

    Krefeld – On 14 September, Krefeld 's new synagogue was inaugurated after over four years of building work. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, and the Prime Minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Jürgen Rüttgers ...

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