Whether you are visiting Berlin for a weekend or here for a longer stay, the city can be quite overwhelming with all its cultural and historical abundance. In order to help you find your way around town, Chabad Berlin presents its first Jewish City Guide. It consists of a collection of Jewish addresses in Berlin, which you will surely find helpful during your stay in the German capital.
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Our 25,000 Sq. foot new center offers classes, educational and youth programs, health and social services, Library, computer and audio-visual center, tourist welcome service and most importantly an open home and heart for every person.
Shacharit - Morning service:
Sunday: 8:30am; Monday to Friday: 8:15am
Mincha/Maariv - Evening services:
at sunset, from May until July at 7:30pm
Our Shabbat services are conducted in a warm and friendly atmosphere and is geared for people of all backgrounds. Following services is a kiddush for all guests.
Friday evening: at sunset
Shabbat morning: 9:30am Torah class, services 10:00am followed by Kiddush.
You can come to the Chabad House for any assistance you need. You can check your email, receive information of Jewish sites or even stop by just for a cup of tea.
Public transportation: take U-Bahn Line U7 to Konstanzer Strasse, walk 2 minFor map click here
Chabad Israeli Center
If you are staying in Berlin-Mitte coming for Shabbat to Chabad Israeli Center in Alexanderplatz is another option.
Friday night During the winter: Kabalat Shabbat - 18:30.
During the summer: Minha and Kabalat Shabbat - 19:30.
Kiddush and Shabbat meal after the services.
Shabbat morning Hassidut Shiur - 9:45. Shaharit - 10:30.
Kiddush and Shabbat meal after the services.
Shabbat meals for tourists Come join us for Shabbat meal for tourists each Friday night after the Kabalat Shabbat.
Please register in advance by email. It is possible to stay overnight in the youth hostel „Pangea“ in the same building of the Chabad Israeli Center. Registration in the hostel: +49 30 886 695 815.
Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 34, 10178 Berlin (Mitte). Subway station „Alexanderplatz“ (5 min. walking distance). Go through the „Pangea“ youth hostel on Karl-Liebknecht-Str. or through the corner of the building on Wadzeckstrasse. irst floor.
The Berlin Jewish Community has 12,000 registered members (there are about 30,000 Jews in Berlin) and is the largest Jewish community in Germany. The community offers religious and educational programs, health and social services, as well a Jewish school, home for senior citizens, a library and has three cemeteries.
Kosher Bread in Berlin - Hofpfisterei - to see list of kosher bread clickhere, to find store near you clickhere.
Nah und Gut Guentzelstr 40, 10717 Berlin Tel:+493086391930
Koscher Deli Goethestr 61, 10625 Berlin Tel:+493031509243
Pläzl Passauerstr 4, 10789 Berlin Tel:+49302177506
Schalom Sybelstr 10, 10629 Berlin Tel: +40303121131
KosherLife Fehrbelliner Str. 40, 10119 Berlin +179 6745908
Jewish Culture Organizations
The American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Mosse Palais, Leipziger Platz 15, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 2265940
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
Ryke Street 53, 10405 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 44010250
Survivors of the Shoah
Axel-Springer-Street 65, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 25911270
The Israeli Embassy is located on the Auguste-Viktoria-Street 74-78 in 14193 Berlin
(The building was designed by the architect Orit Willenberg-Giladi)
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 89045500
El Al Israeli Airline
The El AL office is located at the Schönefeld Airport, next to the multi-storey car-park.
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 2017790
Other Minyanim in Berlin
Passuaer Street 4
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 8837197
Joachimstaller street Synagogue
Joachimstaler Street 13
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 880280
For a detailed listing of all prayer services and times please contact the Jewish Community Center. Phone: +49(0) 30 - 880280
There is a modern Mikve located in our center, for detail please contact the Mikva lady Mrs. Mazal Daus (4930) 883 7197. Please visit our Mikva websitewww.mikva.de
There is another Mikva in Jewish Community of Berlin. For more information contact +49 (0) 30 88 02 8-0
Points of Interest in Jewish Berlin
There are many things worth seeing in Jewish Berlin. Following are some of the numerous interesting sites. For a detailed list, please refer either to the “Cultural Map of Jewish Sites” (this text contains excerpts from this map), which was published by the Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung, or if you want a more profound and comprehensive view on Jewish Berlin, have a look at Andrew Roth’s Jewish Berlin (Goldapple Publishing).
Oranienburger Str. 28, 13437 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 88028300
The Centrum Judaicum is located in the former New Synagogue which was inaugurated in 1866, defiled in 1938, destroyed in 1943 and reconstructed from 1988-1995. It is a museum, a house for prayer, and a cultural meeting point. Together with the community center, the community’s library and its archive, the public learning center it forms the a focal point of Jewish life in Berlin.
The Jewish Museum
Lindenstr. 14, 10969 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 25993410
The building in the form of a broken Magen David and is one of the major public attractions of the city.
Topography of Terror
Niederkirchnerstr. 8, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 25486703
On this area the Prinz-Albrecht-Palais once stood which the Gestapo and the SS used as their center of terror during the Third Reich from 1933 onwards. Their historical role is documented by an exhibition which is installed in the excavated former torture chambers. A new building for a permanent exhibition is under construction.
Memorial Sites in Berlin
The Empty Library on Bebelplatz
Bebelplatz, 10117 Berlin
The memorial is located at the spot where national-socialist students threw around 20,000 books into the flames on May 10th 1933 – books written by more than 400 different authors who were considered to be “un-German”. Among were works by Lion Feuchtwanger, Erich Kästner and Thomas Mann. The empty shelves in the subterranean library symbolize the loss of these 20,000 burnt books. The memorial was inaugurated on the 60th anniversary of this infamous fire, on May 10th 1993.
The House of the Wannsee-Conference Am Großen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin Phone: +49(0) 30 - 8050010
On January 20 1942, this villa housed a meeting under the leadership of SS-Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reichssicherheitsamt with fourteen leading members of the ministerial bureaucracy as well as the SS to discuss and organize the implementation of the decision to deport and murder the European Jews in the East. This meeting is named after the villa it took place in – “Wannsee-Konferenz”
Memorial dedicated to Rabbi Menchem M. Schneerson, The Lubawitscher Rebbe
Hansa Ufer 7, 10555 Berlin
At his previous home where the Rebbe lived on Hansa Ufer 7, the city of Berlin dedicated a plaque honoring the Rebbe and expressing his achievements as one of the leaders which rebuilt world Jewry follwing the holocaust. This Memorial was unveiled in November 2001 by the Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Israel Lau in commemoration the hundredth anniversary of the Rebbe's birth. It is one of the important Jewish sites of Berlin.
The Memorial Stone in the Große-Hamburer-Straße
Große-Hamburger-Str. 26, 10115 Berlin
A memorial stone commemorates the “collection point” installed at this spot by the Gestapo in 1942 – thereby commemorating the more than 55,000 Berlin Jews who were deported into camps and to their deaths. Originally, the Jewish old-age home was located here, directly in front of the oldest Jewish cemetery of Berlin.
The Holocaust Memorial
The memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe near the Brandeburg gate.
For ten years, the concept for a memorial – a field of columns – designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman was at the center of a controversial public discussion. Following the positive vote in the German parliament, the memorial is opened on May 8, 2005.
Jewish Cemeteries in Berlin
Cemetery of Adass Jisroel
Wittlicher Str. 2, 13088 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 9251724
The small cemetery of the Orthodox community Adass Jisroel in Berlin Weißensee was founded in 1878 and re-established in 1985. On it you can find the tomb of the community’s first rabbi, Rabbi Esriel Hildesheimer among others.
Große-Hamburger-Str. 26, 10115 Berlin
The cemetery in Große-Hamburger-Straße in Berlin-Mitte (city center) is the oldest Jewish cemetery of the capital; it was inaugurated in 1672 and shut down in 1827. In 1943, the Nazis completely destroyed the cemetery. Today, one only finds a small park with one solitary tombstone which was renewed in 1988, at the spot where the grave of the Jewish philosopher during the time of Enlightenment, Moses Mendelssohn is presumed to have been.
Cemetery on Heerstreet
Heerstr. 141, 14055 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 3043234
After the division of Berlin, the West-Berlin community members had no longer any access to the Jewish cemetery in Weißensee, so the West-Berlin community founded a new Jewish cemetery in 1955 on the Heerstraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The long-time leader of the Berlin Jewish Community and of Germany’s Central Jewish Council, Heinz Galinski was buried here, as well as Berlin’s chief cantor Estrongo Nachama, the actor Ernst Deutsch, and the well-know TV-Showmaster, Hans Rosenthal.
Cemetery on Schönhauser Allee
Schönhauser Allee 23-25, 10435 Berlin
This cemetery was inaugurated in 1827 was used during the nineteenth century after the closure of the cemetery on Große-Hamburger-Straße. Here you can find the graves of the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer, of the artist Max Lieberman, and of the banker and financial advisor of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, Gerson von Bleichröder among others.
Herbert-Baum-Str. 45, 13088 Berlin
Phone: +49(0) 30 - 9253330
The cemetery in Weißensee was opened in 1880. It is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. On it are the graves of the publisher Rudolf Mosse and of Rabbi Leo Baeck as well as of Herman Cohen, the philosopher and founder of the Marburger School dedicated to the philosophy of New-Kantism.