Investiture of Cantor Svetlana Kundish

On June 14th, Svetlana Kundish was invested as a cantor by Cantor Professor Eliyahu Schleifer. She was presented to him by the new director of Abraham Geiger College’s cantorial program, Cantor Isidoro Abramowicz. The investiture took place at Berlin’s Pestalozzistrasse Synagogue. Among the many guests of honor who wished the new cantor well were EUPJ […]

Second Temple Judaism and Jewish Jesus Research

On June 20, a panel of distinguished scholars discussed „Jewish Jesus Research and Questions of Christology“. The event at the Universitá Gregoriana was part of The Encyclopedia of Jewish-Christian Relations project (EJCR), a research and publication project initiated by Abraham Geiger College. The EJCR aims to create an overview of the centuries-long history of Jewish […]

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Engaging Torah: Modern Perspectives on the Hebrew Bible Edited by Walter Homolka and Aaron D. Panken Hebrew Union College Press, April 2018, 96pp ISBN 9780878201594 Hardcover $26.95 In this volume of essays, eminent Jewish scholars from around the world present introductions to the different parts of the Bible for the wider public. The essays encompass […]

Dedication of Abraham Geiger College ’s Future Home

„It is from here that we shall continue the enormous task of contributing to the renaissance of German and European Jewish life & learning,“ said WUPJ chair Carole Sterling at the dedication of the new building of Abraham Geiger College and the School of Jewish Theology in Potsdam on 23 April. She conveyed the thanks […]

Regeneration: Building the Future

Biennial Conference of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) 2018 The biennial of the EUPJ in Prague, which took place from April 26‒29, coincided with a double Torah portion, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, which includes many laws aimed at helping people live their holiest lives. The Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Prague’s Spanish Synagogue was led […]

Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis SoSe18

Unser kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis für das Sommersemester 2018 ist nun online verfügbar.

Rabbi Denise L. Eger: Tradition & Innovation (Berlin, November 22, 2017)

On November 22, 2017 Rabbi Denise L. Eger (Los Angeles), Immediate Past President of the CCAR, spoke on “ Tradition and Innovation in the Rabbinate.” Her inspiring speech became the kick-off for a discussion on the role of progressive rabbis and cantors in Europe in the 21st century and was one of the many highlights […]

Einladung zur Tagung

200 Jahre Hamburger Israelitischer Tempel: Perspektiven auf die religiöse Pluralisierung der Juden Sonntag, 10. – Montag, 11. Dezember 2017 Bitte entnehmen Sie weitere Informationen zum Programm unserem Flyer. Foto: Gebäude des ersten Hamburger Tempels

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