Press releases

  • 21.01.2011

    Message of understanding and dialogue between Jews and Muslims

    President of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, and President of the Turkish Community in Germany, Kenan Kolat, to attend the meeting of the Directorate of the Central Council of Jews in Germany on 23 January 2011

    The President of Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Dieter Graumann, looks forward to welcoming the President of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, and the President of the Turkish Community in Germany, Kenan Kolat, at the next meeting of the Directorate which will take place on Sunday, 23 January 2011 ...

  • 28.11.2010

    Press release on the meeting of the Council Assembly and the election of the Presidium which took place in Frankfurt/Main on 28 November 2010

    On 28 November 2010, the Council Assembly of the Central Council of Jews in Germany met in Frankfurt/Main. The Council Assembly heard reports on the Central Council's work over the past year and discussed issues concerning the development of the Jewish community in Germany and other topics. On the same day, a meeting of the Directorate of the Central Council was held ...

  • 06.09.2010

    Dr. Dieter Graumann runs for President of the Central Council

    On 5th September, at a Directorate meeting in Frankfurt am Main, the Vice-President of the Central Council of Germany, Dr. Dieter Graumann, formally announced his candidature for the election of the Central Council's President which will be held at the end of November. The announcement was met with general approval ...

  • 27.07.2010

    Rabbinical ordination in Leipzig on 30th August 2010

    On Monday, 30th August 2010, two graduates of the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin (Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin), which was re-established a few years ago, will receive their rabbinical ordination in the historic synagogue of the Jewish Community of Leipzig. The ordination represents another milestone in the Seminary's mission to train German-speaking rabbis for Jewish communities in Germany and is an important contribution to the revival of Jewish life in this country ...

  • 27.01.2010

    Press release on the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism

    On 27 January 2010, we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the day on which soldiers of the Red Army liberated the survivors of this death camp. The name Auschwitz has since become a symbol of the genocide and the millions of victims of the Nazi regime who were stripped of their rights, persecuted, tormented, and murdered during National Socialism ...

  • 04.06.2009

    Statement by the Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Stephan J. Kramer, on the keynote speech to the Muslim world delivered by the US President Barack Obama in Cairo

    I welcome the efforts by the US President Barack Obama to establish better relations between the United States and the Muslim world. His success would promote world peace, stabilise relations between Islamic and western countries, and be in the interest of Europe, Germany, and Jewish communities around the world ...

  • 18.05.2009

    Israeli Football Team to Present Coexistence Model in Germany

    Following an invitation by the Central Council of Jews in Germany , the youth team of the Israeli Hapoel Abu Ghosh - Mevasseret Zion football club will visit Berlin from May 25th till May 28th, 2009. The young players will present to the German public the unique model of Jewish-Arab coexistence practiced by the club ...

  • 22.09.2008

    Special election to the Presidium of the Central Council of Jews in Germany

    Head of the Jewish Community of Berlin, Lala Süsskind, elected to the Presidium

    Lala Süsskind, the head of the Jewish Community of Berlin, was elected to the Presidium of the Central Council of Jews at the meeting of the Directorate of the Central Council on 21 September 2008. The election became necessary because Feliks Byelyenkov, until recently head of the association of Jewish communities of Brandenburg, was withdrawn from the Presidium by his regional association after the elections to the executive board of this organization held on 25 June 2008 ...

  • 16.07.2008

    The Jewish community in Germany mourns the death of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev

    "We mourn with the families and the whole State of Israel the death of the soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev whose remains have been handed over by Hezbollah to the Israeli authorities today," said Dr. Dieter Graumann, Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , on behalf of the Central Council and the Jewish community in Germany ...

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