Synagogues in Berlin:
Etchings by ©Hanah Thiede
1907 an impressing synagogue (800 seats) was inaugurated and won an
architectural prize as the "most beautiful sacred building in the German
Reich". Situated in the second court yard, it was slightly damaged on the
Kristallnacht and demolished in the fifties.
The Adass Yisroel Community was
reopened in 1989. The front building, once the orthodox rabbinical seminary
founded by Esriel Hildesheimer, attracted many students from far away, is
today the community center of Adass Yisroel with a small prayer room and the
kosher restaurant "Beth Cafe".
During the last few years the number of
members increased steadily through the influx of Jews from former Soviet
Union. A new synagogue with 300 seats and a kindergarden are planned.
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