On the occasion of Rosh Hashana, Jewish Educational Center Chabad Berlin welcomed German politicians and public figures for a reception.
Ambassadors, ministers, government members and representatives of parties gathered at the annual new year reception to commemorate the beginning of the Jewish 5776 year and express the importance of supporting Jewish culture in Berlin.
“Especially now with the refugee crisis unfolding in Europe, we find it is of utmost importance that the German government officials as well as public figures see the necessity of intercultural coexistence within one country. We stand together in these difficult times, ready to support each other,” said the rabbi of the Jewish Community in Berlin and the head of Chabad in Berlin Yehuda Teichtal.
“The outreach work of the Chabad center strengthens Jewish identity and awareness and brings more understanding and tolerance among cultures, which is especially important today,” noted Klaus-Dieter Gröhler, member of the German Bundestag.
After the official part of the program, a reception with kosher snacks took place in the main hall of the Jewish Educational Center.