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On November 17th 2013, the grand opening of the newly founded Zacharias Frankel College took place in the Centrum Judaicum/New Synagogue Berlin.
In this college, belonging to the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (West Coast, USA), Masorti/conservative Rabbis will be trained in cooperation with the University of Potsdam.


Foto: Tobias Barniske
f.l.t.r. Rabbi Dr. David Fine, Rabbiner Dr. Walter Homolka, Rabbiner Dr. Walter Jacob, Rabbiner Dr. Henry Brandt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, Wissenschaftsministerin Brandenburg, Rabbinerin Gesa S. Ederberg, Rabbi Bradley S. Artson


Annual meeting of the European Region of the RA 2012 in Berlin

Fifteen Masorti Rabbis from communities in France, the UK, Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany met in Berlin for the annual conference of the European Region of the Rabbinical Assembly on May 2nd and 3rd 2012.
The programme included services with students from the Abraham-Geiger-Kolleg, talks about developments in Europe and the world, learning and teaching, a guided tour of the Weissensee

cemetry and meetings with representatives of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.
The conference took place in the Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community as well as the Leo-Baeck-House.

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Annual meeting of the European Region of the RA 2006 in Berlin

The annual meeting of the European Region of the Rabbinical Assembly took place in Berlin for the second time after 2005. From December 11th to 13th 2006, 20 rabbis from all over Europe, Rabbi Alvin Berkun, president, Rabbi Joel Meyers, executive director and Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg, ass exec. director of the Rabbinical Assembly in New York gathered in Berlin.
Jewish life in Germany and Berlin, discussing the issue "How a Synagogue system works" with Dr. Suzanne Stier and text studies with Rabbi Reuven Hammer were the main topics of this meeting. The conference took place in old and new places in Berlin: in the rooms of the American Jewish Committee, in the former Academy of Science of Judaism, now the Central

Council of Jews in Germany, in the Masorti Center and in the Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue.
In addition, we were very happy to welcome 50 guests for an event at the Centrum Judaicum with tasty food, music and exciting talks.

The highlight of this conference was a meeting and discussion with the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, who spent an hour discussing current religious and political issues with us. We are grateful for the financial support of the Ministry of the Interior for this conference.


Meeting of the European Masorti rabbis in May 2005 in Berlin

From May 23rd to 25th 2005, the annual meeting of the European Masorti rabbis took place in Berlin. 20 rabbis from Europe, Israel and the US took part in the exciting discussions and exchange of experiences. The European Region of the Rabbinical Assembly was officially established during this meeting.
During this conference, a common strategy for cooperation on a European level was developed.
The Executive Board of the European Region of the Rabbinical Assembly has been meeting several times in London and Paris since its establishment in Berlin 2005.


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