Rabbi Walter Homolka New Chairman of the German Progressive Movement

On 30 July, 2017 the 23rd general assembly of the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany in Bonn has elected a new board with Rabbi Professor Walter Homolka as chairman.  Rabbi Homolka  (born1964) is rector of the Abraham Geiger College and a professor of Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam. He also serves as […]

Abraham Geiger Award 2017 to Amos Oz

On May 25th, the Abraham Geiger College conferred upon Israel’s foremost writer and intellectual Amos Ozl, the Abraham Geiger Award 2017. „He is a firm believer in humanity and its ability to change the world for the better,“ the accolade reads. „His confidence is our consolation.” The €10,000 prize, which was awarded to Chancellor Angela […]

A Comprehensive Introduction to Jewish and Israeli Law

An academic cooperation between Potsdam and Jerusalem closes a gap “It is absolutely remarkable that a German-Israeli joint-venture is behind the best overview in this field you can find on the market today,” said Elmar Esser at the German Bundestag on June12  during the book launch of “Jewish and Israeli Law: An Introduction”. The First […]

Passover 5777

Dear Friends, On Passover eve, we recount the Haggadah which tells the story of the exodus and says, „Whoever is in need, let him come and conduct the Seder of Passover. This year we are here: next year in the land of Israel. This year we are slaves; next year we will be free people.” […]

Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis SoSe2017

Unser kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis für das Sommersemester 2017 finden Sie hier. Deutschsprachige Studieninteressierte können sich noch bis Ende Mai für das kommende Wintersemester bewerben. Alle Aufnahmekriterien finden Sie hier.

Newsletter World Union for Progressive Judaism

The WUPJ mentions our 2016 ordination in their recent newsletter: Another Milestone in the Strengthening of European Reform Jewry- 2016 Abraham Geiger College Ordination

Worte zum neuen jüdischen Jahr 5777

„Vielfalt zu stärken, damit jüdisches Leben in Deutschland eine Zukunft hat“ Worte zum neuen jüdischen Jahr 5777, 2./3. Oktober 2016 Wir Juden haben allen Grund, zuversichtlich in das neue Jahr 5777 zu blicken: In den letzten zehn Jahren hat sich in Deutschland eine jüdische Zivilgesellschaft ausgebildet, die weit über althergebrachte Strukturen hinausreicht und wichtige religiöse, […]

Moscow training programme opened

Last week, representatives of the Abraham Geiger College met with the first class of our Moscow training program jointly sponsored and supported by the college and the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the University of Potsdam and the State Russian University for the Arts and Humanities. Read the full story here: World Union for Progressive […]

Musical Shabbat in Warsaw

Shabbat Va’era: On January 9th, cantorial student Svetlana Kundish officiated at the double bar mitzvah of Asaf and Beniamin at Warsaw’s progressive synagogue Ec Chaim together with Rabbi Stas Wojchiechowicz, accompanied on organ by Prof. Ralph Selig. The evening before, Warsaw’s progressive synagogue was packed when Svetlana chanted the blessings. Among the guests of honor […]

In the Footsteps of Rabbi Regina Jonas

The Abraham Geiger College explored the impact of women on religious life over the past 80 years This winter, the Abraham Geiger College and the School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam marked the 80th anniversary of Rabbi Regina Jonas’ ordination in 1935 with an international conference, “The Role of Women’s Leadership in […]