Religious instruction ouside of Jewish schools

The Jewish community offers religious education for kids who are not attending Jewish schools. These classes are held either in public schools or are hosted by Jewish community institutions.

For the 2009/2010 academic year, we plan to extend the offerings of religious classes outside Jewish schools, based on the interest and financial situation of parents.

Rabbi Gesa S. Ederberg is coordinating this extra-curricular religious education program.

Its goal is to offer children and teens challenging and interesting Jewish religion classes, which are fun and also provide

  1. Jewish knowledge and skills in an age-appropriate manner, and
  2. the tools with which they can learn to nurture their individual Jewish identity within a pluralistic Jewish community and multi-cultural society.

Are you interested in registering your child for this program?
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Central religious education

Our offer this school year is addressed to primery school children (1st - 6th grade). This year we want to meet on eight sundays at different places to learn together. Depended from number of the children we will group them. we will do some handicraft, draw, sing and do many other things! Each sunday will be thematecally selfcontained, so that it doesn't matter if you can't participate on one of the dates for an important reason. Missed units can be repeated next year, and you can join at any time, but it is important to stay the whole day. We ask for binding registration, and cancellation (even at short), to make it easier to plan.

IMPORTANT: Tell us in the morning who is eligible to pick up the child in the afternoon!

We meet on sundays from 10:00 till 15:30 o'clock

09:45 - 10:00  arrival
10:00 - 11:30  1st unit
11:30 - 11:50  break
11:50 - 12:45  2nd unit
12:45 - 13:30  lunch and break
13:30 - 14:30  3rd unit
14:30 - 14:50  break
14:50 - 15:30  4th unit
15:30 - 15:45  picking up

Dates, themes and places:

15.11. - Kosher food and the jewish everyday life, Jewish museum
13.12. - Chanukka, Jewish museum
10.01. - Hebrew is not so difficult, Jewish museum
14.02. - Synagogue and prayer, Synagogue Fraenkel Ufer (requested)
14.03. - The jewish year - time and calendar, Jewish museum
18.04. - Passover, Schule am Falkplatz
09.05. - From generation to generation, parish hall
20.06. - Israel and us, N. N.

Programm for parents:

At enough interest we offer a course for parents: learn to read hebrew, from 10:00 - 12:30 o'clock, or alternativ the course: find your way at the synagogue and the prayer book. Please declare your interest. For this courses we ask for a contribution towards expenses of 4,- € per session.

Please call the attention of other families to this offer - it would be more fun also to your child if there are some friends be there too!

Kind regards
Rabbi Gesa Ederberg
Anchor for religious education outside of the jewish schools

Find the registration form here.
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Religious instruction with Rabbi Yaacobov

Community Rabbi Reuven Yaacobov is responsible for the religious instruction of children, youths and young adults ranging from 7 to 19 years of age. 

  • Children between the ages of 7 and 10 are instructed in Jewish tradition, current holidays, Jewish life, prayers and Hebrew. 
  • The focus of instruction for youths ranging in age from 10 to 13 is on bar and bat mitzvah preparations. However, emphasis is also placed on the learning of prayers, Torah and halachot (Jewish law).
  • Young adults from the ages of 18 to 19 receive insight into the preparations surrounding kiddushin and chuppah (betrothal and marriage). Married life and laws on purity are some of the themes they cover.

Reuven Yaacobov is also the official mohel (ritual circumciser) of the Jewish Community of Berlin.

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Address & Contact

Koordinatorin für den Religionsunterricht - Rabbinerin Gesa S. Ederberg

Tel.: (0 30) 88 02 8-253
Fax: (0 30) 88 02 8-255

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Address & Contact

Rabbiner R. Yaacobov

Passauer Str. 4
10789 Berlin
Tel.: (0 172) 70 50 27 9
Fax: (0 30) 31 50 92 43

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