1945 – 2020 The Nuremberg trials

The first major war crime trials in Nuremberg began on November 20, 1945. 24 leading personalities of the German state were held accountable for the war and mass murder. Erich Kästner, present as reporter in Nuremberg courtroom 600, says: “The chairman of the court opens the session. The American chief prosecutor is followed by the French. He …

Jewish Soldiers in the First World War – First highly decorated, then deported

In sadness and dejection we remember the confident, courageous and brave, turned into disappointed, betrayed and ostracized Jewish soldiers and officers who fought for Germany in World War I and lost their lives. Around 100,000 Jewish soldiers and officers fought in the German army in World War I, 78,000 of them from the front. 12,000 …

Rabbi Baron Sacks of Adgate in the City of London זצ”ל

Gadol beIsrael, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks passed away this morning, Shabbat Vayerá. Rabbi Sacks served as the Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth from 1991 until 2013 and continued as an inspiring and highly esteemed figure throughout his life. His influence and brilliance was extraordinary and will be sorely missed, not only by the British community …

!שנה טובה

For Rosh HaShana 5781 we are wishing all our members and friends of our congregation in Berlin, Israel and worldwide Shana TováKtiva VeChatima TovaAll the best wishes and good health, peace, good fortune and success Rabbi Gedaliahu Shreiber, shelit"aChairman of the Jewish Congregation Adass Jisroel BerlinChairman of the Jewish Congregation Yeshurun, Jerusalem