College of Jewish Studies

  • 11.08.2005

    College of Jewish Studies

    The College of Jewish Studies in Heidelberg, http://www.hjs.uni-heidelberg.de,
    was founded in 1979 to revitalize research and study in the field of
    Jewish culture, history and religion in Germany, following in the
    tradition of the Academy for the Science of Judaism in Berlin. It is
    also a centre of training for scholars, teachers of Jewish religion and
    rabbis ...

  • 11.08.2005

    Historical outline

    25 years at the College of Jewish Studies in Heidelberg

    More than thirty years ago
    the chief rabbi in Baden, Prof. Dr. Nathan P. Levinson, was already publicly
    championing the need to establish a school of Jewish theology in Germany where
    teachers of religion, cantors and rabbis could acquire their training. In
    autumn 1979 the idea – albeit modified – was put into practice ...