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Impressions from Zeitzeugengespräch

Due to the High Holidays a little bit delayed, here are a few impressions from our event Zeitzeugengespräch on 01 September, where also a panel discussion including the director Volker Schlöndorff and the former mayor of Wiesbaden, Achim Exner took place:

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The Call That Awakens the Soul

To bridge the gap until Yom Kippur, here is a slightly unconventional Shofar:

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Notice: Rosh Hashana Party 18-27 on 11 Sep at 20:00h

To all those being between 18 and 27 years old, here is our invitation to our Rosh Hashanah party:

Don’t worry if you don’t speak German (or Russian), you are most welcome, but please register with us by email to anmeldung@jg-michelsberg.com with your current COVID-19 vaccination or recovery confirmation.

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Shanah Tova! A Happy and Sweet 5782!

Dear fellow Jewesses and Jews, no matter whether you only have a Jewish mother, only a Jewish father, two Jewish parents or you are a convert, no matter your skin colour, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity, no matter if you are orthodox, liberal or strictly secular and no matter of which age you are:

We wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful year 5782 full of prosperity and harmony!

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Notice: Premiere “Zeitzeugengespräch” 01 Sep 21 at 11:00h

On 01 Sep 2021 at 11:00h at Caligari Filmbühne in Wiesbaden the premiere of the new documentary of Volker Schlöndorff on the occasion of the 100th birthday of our honorary member Leon Schwarzbaum with subsequent discussion with the participants will take place.

Below you find more information and the possibility to register:

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Notice: Rachel & YadVashem (in Russian) on 16 Aug 21 on ZOOM

On 16 August 2021 at 1930h CEST our next virtual event in the Russian-language series Проект Перспектива will be taking place on ZOOM:

Participate via: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81750427500?pwd=NnNmaXg5ek1XRys4dTBNa1NJQ2dLdz09

(Meeting-ID: 817 5042 7500, code: 827291)

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Save The Date: 01 Sep 21 10:00h

On 01 September at 10:00h there will be the premiere of the new film about our member Leon Schwarzbaum made by Volker Schlöndorff at Caligari FilmBühne in Wiesbaden.

The full announcement will be following but if you are interested in the premiere, feel free to contact us!

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Looking Back on Two Limmud FSU Labs Events

Enjoy a few impressions from our last Russian-language Limmud FSU Labs ZOOM event.

On 28 June and on 16 April we had two interesting and sometimes controversial debates with about 60 participants.

An additional, this time German-language event is in the pipeline, as always watch this space.

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Notice: ИУДАИЗМ – РЕЛИГИЯ КОНТРАСТОВ on 28 Jun 21 on ZOOM

On 28 June 2021 at 2000h CEST our second virtual event in the Russian-language series Проект Перспектива will be taking place on ZOOM:

Participate via: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85923212498?pwd=Tm5PYlZzQW92Z2JnR2J5cmtIMVVlQT09

(Meeting-ID: 859 2321 2498, code: 898297)

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Portrait of Our Congregation in The Frankfurter Rundschau

No longer brand new, but nonetheless do we still think that this is noteworthy: Diana Unkart wrote on 21 Mar 2021 and only slightly more than one year after our founding in the Frankfurter Rundschau in the article “Ein lebendiges, sichtbares Judentum”:

Eine neue Wiesbadener Gemeinde will Religion zeitgemäß leben. Ihre Mitglieder wollen sich in die Stadtgesellschaft einbringen: unter anderem mit Veranstaltungen und der Gründung eines jüdischen Kultur-Cafés.

https://www.fr.de/rhein-main/wiesbaden/ein-lebendiges-sichtbares-judentum-90255926.html

We are thus very happy that the substantial portrait, which in our eyes is very worth reading, also deals extensively with the values that are at the core of liberal Judaism in general and our congregation in particular (and which by the way in addition to what is mentioned also includes full recognition of LGBTQ communities).

Einiges ist anders, wenn sich die Mitglieder der progressiven Wiesbadener Gemeinde treffen: Frauen und Männer beispielsweise sind gleichberechtigt, sie sitzen nebeneinander und nicht getrennt. Frauen zählen zum Minjan. […] Mit einer Rabbinerin hätte niemand ein Problem.

https://www.fr.de/rhein-main/wiesbaden/ein-lebendiges-sichtbares-judentum-90255926.html

Additionally, readers can learn a lot about Rabbi Abraham Geiger, who was active in Wiesbaden in the 19th century and who is one of the most significant pioneers of progressive and liberal Judaism.

„Jetzt sind wir da“, sagt Larissa Deichmann. „Und wir bleiben.“

https://www.fr.de/rhein-main/wiesbaden/ein-lebendiges-sichtbares-judentum-90255926.html

We have nothing to add to that for the moment.