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Social and migration advice

Today, 70% of German Jews are emigrants from the former Soviet Union. Many of them came to Germany without being able to really speak the language. Older people in particular find it harder to learn a new language but younger people also need proper instruction.
As a result, an important part of our work as a community is advising, supporting and guiding members of the community and of the Circle of Friends in various situations in life. This involves, for example, carrying out ritual family celebrations, the blessing of newborn girls, the circumcision of newborn boys, marking bar and bat mitzvahs as the transition from childhood to being an ethically responsible adult, weddings and funerals.
Our community supports them throughout the entire Jewish life cycle and on Jewish holidays. It is important to us to actively integrate all members into community life. We enjoy celebrating, eating, singing, laughing and dancing together – and not just at Passover, Purim or in the sukkah.
The social care and communication of progressive Jewish values, as well as our many shared activities, all aim to promote the integration of our members who have immigrated from elsewhere – not only into the Jewish community but also into wider
German society.  We can help you if you have any questions about caring for relatives, as well as with regard to working with other agencies and authorities. We offer one-off assistance, the ongoing provision of guidance and options for migrants to participate in the economic, social and cultural aspects of German society. We also advise victims of anti-Semitism and people suffering from trauma in the second and third generation as a result of the


Our community takes problems seriously and helps members when filling in applications,
for example, or visiting the authorities.

If you need assistance in this area, please call the main office or write to us.
Tel.: +49 (0)40 3208 6677
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us or support our work with a

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