Guided tours

1. Guided tour of the permanent exhibition “Open Ye Gates”

With a total of 3,200 seats, the New Synagogue became the largest Jewish house of worship in Germany when it was built in 1866. Find out what constitutes a synagogue and why this particular synagogue, irrespective of its size, is unique in Germany. Discover why, in contrast to churches, there are no paintings on the walls. Learn about the imposing architecture and its architect Eduard Knoblauch and the significant “Schwedler Dome.” What links the Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn to the Synagogue, and what was Jewish life like in Berlin around 1900? What did it mean to be a Jew in Germany and Berlin then and now. Why, in contrast to many other synagogues, did this synagogue escape the fires during the November 1938 pogrom? Visit the Synagogue and experience Judaism as it is practiced today. You will discover this and much more on this guided tour. We look forward to your questions!

Fees:

    • German 60 € / reduced 43 €
    • Other languages 60 € / reduced 43 €

+ admission per person 7.00€ / reduced 4.50€

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2. Guided tour of the permanent exhibition “Open Ye The Gates” and Jewish life in the neighborhood (Spandauer Vorstadt) – Length approximately two hours.

When it was built in 1866 with a total of 3,200 seats, the Neue Synagoge became the largest Jewish house of worship in Germany. Find out what constitutes a synagogue and why this particular synagogue, irrespective of its size, is unique in Germany. Discover how diverse Jewish life was in the neighborhood around the New Synagogue. Visit the Centrum Judaicum and then take a walk through Jewish history. Jewish life began in the Spandauer Vorstadt around 1671; Berlin’s first synagogue was built here, and there are still traces of the first Jewish cemetery (Große Hamburger Straße). You will see the synagogue of the Jewish Congregation Adass Jisroel, the former Jewish orphanage known as Ahawa, and the former Jewish school for girls that has recently been reopened to the public.

Fees:

    • German 120 € / reduced 86€
    • Other languages 120 € / reduced 86€

+ admission per person 7.00€ / reduced 4.50€

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3. Guided tour of the permanent exhibition and Jewish faith – length one hour

What are synagogues and how are they different from mosques and churches? How do Jews pray and what is needed to conduct a service? Why is the New Synagogue so unique, and how are services conducted here today? Which holidays do Jews celebrate and what is a Torah scroll? Why is it forbidden to work on Shabbat? This tour will give you the answers to these questions and much more.

The guided tour can be individually adapted to meet your needs and is therefore particularly suitable for children (over three years of age).

Fees:

    • German 60 € / reduced 43 €
    • Other languages 60 € / reduced 43

+ admission per person 7.00€ / reduced 4.50€

Reservations here >>

Contact (Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 4 PM, Friday 9 AM – 2 PM)

info@centrumjudaicum.de

Tel. +49 30 88028-316

Fax: +49 30 88 028-320