Events in 2020

Due to the CoronaVirus all events until summer have been cancelled

(Additional Events are to be hoped but due to Corona not expected)

Jan 27: holocaust day

January 27, 6pm on the Synagogenplatz (at the Steinsfurt synagogue) we had an hour of remembrance for the victims of Nazi terror.

March 28: "Long Night of Heimat"

Since the "Lange Nacht der Heimat" has been cancelled we show a video, so that a "virtual visit" of the synagogue is possible.

June 13/14: Village Fête

As in former years we will show an exhibition during the Village Fête in Steinsfurt (June 13th/14th) in the Verwaltungsstelle: "The Jewish Mothers of Steinsfurt"

Sadly the event has been cancelled due to the Corona-Virus.

June 25: Members' meeting

The 2020 general meeting was planned for June, 25th.

Due to the Corona pandemie we had to change that plan. It will be held at a later date.

We will announce the new date as soon as the situation will be clear.

Sept 13: Open Monument Day

Day of Open Monuments

On Sunday, September 13th, is „European Heritage Day”.

The Deutsche Denkmal Stiftung, have asked, that any local events in the monuments should be cancelled to avoid spreading the Corona  virus.

We have prepared some virtual replacement:

A virtual Exhibition

 

A virtual Concert:

A virtual Walk:

A Slide Show

 


 

 


 

 

Engagement Award 2020

Public Award 2020

Public Award 2020

We have been nominated for the "Deutscher Engagementpreis 2020" (German Engagement Award 2020)

 

In addition there is a Public Award 2020, which is decided by the vote of the public.

There were about 380 nominees for this. The prize money was 10,000 Euro!

 

As expected, we did not win the Public Award. With 56 votes we reached a honorable rank 240 of the 360 nominees.

 

Tora Reading

We plan again meetings in the synagogue on the evening of the last Saturday of each month. We will try to learn how the Tora is read in Jewish tradition. This circle has been initiated by a member of our association. We invite everyone intested.

Kristallnacht

 

The End of the "Holy Congregation" in Neckarbischofsheim

Dr Robert Jesselson is reading his great-uncle Samuel Jeselsohn's account of the end of the Jewish congregation in Neckarbischofsheim.  Samuel Jeselsohn was the last leader of the Jewish community in Neckarbischofsheim.

The short presentation was for the (online) Holocaust program of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. Robert Jesselson has agreed that we can use his reading for remembering the atrocities during the so called "Kristallnacht".