Predigt im Berliner Dom

Der Rektor des Abraham Geiger Kollegs, Rabbiner Prof. Walter Homolka, hat im Rahmen der Fastenpredigtreihe 2020 „DEMUT – Was zügelt uns?“ am 8. März 2020 eine Predigt zu „Das Gesetz: Es zügelt uns und macht uns frei. 5. Buch Mose, 4“ gehalten. Sie können die Predigt hier anhören. Das Manuskript ist hier zum Download verfügbar.


Under the musical direction of Cantor Dr. Josée Wolff, D. Min. (Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, New York) “Shirei Maagal Hachayim – Songs of the Life Cycle.” A concert celebrating music for special moments in Jewish life.  Thursday, January 23 (7:00 PM) Students from the Abraham Geiger Cantorial School will present a […]

Abraham-Geiger-Preis 2020 geht an Christian Stückl

Rabbiner Walter Homolka: „Stückl verdanken wir Oberammergauer Passionsspiele ohne christlichen Antijudaismus“ Am 13. Mai 2020 wird Christian Stückl, Spielleiter der Passionsspiele in Oberammergau und Leiter des Münchner Volkstheaters, mit dem Abraham-Geiger-Preis ausgezeichnet. Die Laudatio hält die Präsidentin der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern und ehemalige Präsidentin des Zentralrats der Juden in Deutschland, Dr. Charlotte Knobloch. […]

Midterm Lecture: “Current Trends in Neolog Judaism in Hungary”

There was standing room only for those who managed to show up in time to catch  Prof. Dr. Károly Vajda’s mid-term lecture on the 15th of May, which attracted wide interest. The conceptual framework of his talk was Neolog Judaism, which emerged among Hungarian Jews in the 1860s and marked a schism distinguished by  two […]

CDU General Secretary visiting School of Jewish Theology

For CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak, it is about „striving anew every day to improve Jewish life in Germany.“ That is also our concern, and on Ziemiak’s visit to Potsdam we quickly found common themes. The lively discussion with representatives of Abraham Geiger College and the School of Jewish Theology took place on 18 June […]

Jewish Pluralism in Solidarity

The 24th General Assembly of the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany (UpJ) opened in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, on May 30. For the first time ever 350 delegates from 26 Jewish communities spend the weekend in a European partner country to network with Czech Jewry and celebrate the upcoming induction of David Maxa as […]

Ten Years of Cantorial Training at Abraham Geiger College

  Shiru l’Adonai shir chadash… Together with other graduates and the students of Abraham Geiger College, Cantor Isidoro Abramowicz took a fresh take on familiar tunes to mark the 10th anniversary of our cantorial program. The cantors opened a treasure trove of synagogue music from the 19th century until today with all its different pitches, […]

The First Jewish Future Congress

“‘cause I want to live here…” The first Jewish Future Congress: A Success Story Although after World War II and the Shoah it might have seemed unimaginable, in 2018, 80 years after the November Pogroms of 1938, Berlin is home to a vibrant and diverse Jewish population. Today, the memory of the destruction of Jewish […]

Mishpat Ivri: Past, Present and Future.

100 Year Anniversary of the Establishment of the “Mishpat Ivri Society” in Moscow From July 23‒26, Rabbi Dr. David J. Fine represented Abraham Geiger College at the Jewish Law Association’s 20th International Conference which took place at the Moscow State University Law School. Dr. Fine is adjunct professor of Jewish Law at Abraham Geiger College […]

The Call of the Shofar

Made from a ram’s horn, the shofar is one of the world’s oldest wind instruments and has long played an important role as a ritual object in Jewish history. Its curved, bent shape symbolizes our humility as we stand before God to assess and consider our actions and behaviors during the past year. The shofar […]