Just in time for the start of the travel season in Germany, Berlin Brandenburg Airport has inaugurated its own Shul area.
The inauguration took place under the leadership of Head Shliach and Berlin Chief Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, and Thomas Hoff Andersson, COO of Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
Rabbi Teichtal, who had initiated the first Jewish prayer area for Berlin Brandenburg Airport, spoke of a “historic event” and an important sign for Berlin as a metropolis and cosmopolitan city with a growing Jewish infrastructure.
“Travel prayers and the study of the Torah are integral parts of travel in Judaism,” he said.
The Jewish prayer area is located in Terminal 1, from where flights to Israel depart. The facilities include seating as well as kippot and siddurim. A mezuzah was placed at the inauguration by Rabbi Teichtal.
To allow Jewish travelers a quiet place to daven, the Shul area is separated from the waiting area by mobile partitions and is accessible around the clock.