This week's program
Coming Rotary Events
Wednesday 9 June 2021
Electronic meeting at 13:00
Speaker and Topic
will soon be announced
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Wednesday 2 June 2021
Electronic meeting 13:00
Speaker: R/ Art/Aaron Braunstein,
Soviet Jewry Activist
Topic: "Creating an Int'l Freedom
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The Jewish Community Wiesbaden has 850 members.
The community center in the Friedrich-strasse is a hive of community activity. People continue their education in religious topics, learn German and Hebrew, partly in tandem courses. People practice gymnastics and self-defense, play chess, table tennis and basketball in the TuS Makkabi Wiesbaden.
State-recognized religious instruction is given from the first grade of elementary school through high school graduation. People meet for learning in the community center, in the Tom Salus learning circle and in the culture club. There is swimming for senior citizens and a “meeting place” for Holocaust survivors. More than a hundred volunteers actively participate in community life. We have around 30 events per week in the community center.
The Wiesbaden synagogue is also visited by Christian communities for information, especially school classes. There are over 80 groups of visitors a year. The Jewish community sees itself as a unified community and the legal and moral successor to the pre-war community. It celebrates its services according to the Orthodox rite.
Since the early 1980s, Dr. Jacob Gutmark, born in 1938 in Tel Aviv, has been a member of the four-member board. He gives the congregation a face since almost 40 years in the city and lends it weight. Gutmark looks after internal matters, culture and religion, as well as representing the community’s interests in terms of representation and content. Since 2007, there has been a city contract between the state capital and the Jewish community.
Dr. Jacob Gutmark is also the Chairman of the Council of the Jewish communities in Hessen.
Today, the community is present in the city life in many ways. Since 2008, it has organized the event series “Tarbut—Time for Jewish Culture” with a wide range of offerings, from a performance by an Israeli youth brass orchestra from Wiesbaden’s partner city Kfar Saba in Israel to Israeli films at the Caligari, literary readings at the Villa Clementine, and an exhibition on various topics at the city hall.
In 2020, the Jewish Community Wiesbaden was awarded the “Prize for the Promotion of Cultural Life”, the Cultural Prize of the state capital Wiesbaden for its series of events.
In 2013, the Jewish Teaching House (“jüdisches Lehrhaus”) was also newly founded. It offers events on various aspects of Jewish culture and identity, imparts Jewish knowledge and addresses historical topics.
The Jewish Community’s charter states that children and young people are to be educated religiously and culturally and “in love for the Jewish people.”
Steve Landau was born in Paris in 1972. Since 2006 he has been the executive director responsible for the community’s operations. He is also the director of the Jewish Teaching House.
The Electronic Meeting:
We have a virtual meeting again using the internet application ZOOM. Please log in as follows:
Just before 1:00 pm (13:00), of the meeting date, log-in with the numbers 826-2864-3933 in the
log-in window of ZOOM and the password: 993943
or at internet site:
You might be informed that you are in a ‘waiting room’ and the host will admit you shortly. Please have patience. Our host Robert Hammer will let you in.
TO VISIT THE CLUB MEETINGS
Jerusalem, 13 March 2020 until now
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Because of the Coronavirus
(Covid-19) pandemic, our regular meetings are suspended until it will be prudent to resume them.
Suspension of regular physical meetings does not mean that club activities have ceased. For now, we are meeting electronically (see below). To participate this way, please follow the instructions here below.
If you are interested and wish to have contact with the club, please write to us via the Contact link on this site: www.rotaryclubjerusalem.org/contact---links.
Meanwhile, best wishes to all for continued good health.