CANCELED: Interfaith tour: Visit Hamburg’s liberal Jewish community



  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m.
Große Johannisstraße 13

Religion has been shaping cultures around the world for centuries. With PIASTA, you can learn about the world’s religions and their cultural backgrounds on site. Just like every semester, we invite you to join us on an interfaith journey through Hamburg. Come with us to visit faith communities, churches, mosques, and other places of religious life. Hamburg is a major international city and as such offers a broad spectrum of religious communities. And as the largest city in northern Germany, Hamburg is a crossroads of many cultures and religions.

Once there, we will be guided by knowledgeable members of the religious communities. In addition to sightseeing and getting lots of information, you can exchange ideas with other students and will have enough free time to chat and make new contacts.

This semester, we will visit the liberal Jewish community of Hamburg. It was founded in 1817 as the New Israelite Temple Association of Hamburg (in Hebrew, Kahal Beit Chaddasch) by Dr. Eduard Kley, one of the early pioneers of Reform Judaism. In 1868, it acquired legal status equal to the traditional orthodox German-Israelite Synagogue Association (Bornplatz Synagogue). During the Nazi era, all synagogues were destroyed.

Today’s congregation is committed to preserving its heritage and establishing a liberal temple in Hamburg. How does a liberal interpretation and practice of Judaism differ from an orthodox one? We will explore this question during our visit.

Language: A guided tour in German is planned as part of this event.

Contact and information: If you have any questions, just contact our Team for Cultural Events and Leisure Activities. On the PIASTA website, you will find lots of additional information about us and our program.

We look forward to your participation!

Your PIASTA Team 

Course number
Led by
Aya Muramoto, PIASTA Tutor; Carlotta Heller, PIASTA Tutor
Target group
Students, Doctoral Students, UHH graduates
Booking period
You can book this event until 4:00 p.m. on 24 November 2023.

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