Days of Jewish Culture

The Israel Jacobson Network for Jewish Culture and History (IJN) organised Days of Jewish Culture for Braunschweig and the region for the first time in 2020. The city of Braunschweig supported this event.

In this context, an online event was prepared in cooperation with the “International Relations” office of the city of Braunschweig, the Jewish Community and our Israelian twin city Kiryat Tivon.

Moderator Michael Brandt interviewed Renate Wagner-Redding, President of the Jewish Community in Braunschweig, and Rabbi Uri Themal from Kiryat Tivon.

Rabbi Uri Themal from Kiryat Tivon and Renate Wagner-Redding, president of the Jewish Community in Braunschweig© Stadt Braunschweig

Award of honorary citizenship to Sally Perel supported by the twin city

On 26 August 2020, Lord Mayor Ulrich Markurth officially awarded Salomon “Sally” Perel with honorary citizenship of the city of Braunschweig. The Corona pandemic made it impossible for Sally Perel to travel from Israel to Braunschweig. Instead, he and the Mayor of Braunschweig’s twin city Kiryat Tivon, Ido Grinblum, and further guests attended this moving ceremony from Kiryat Tivon’s city hall remotely via video. 

Mayor Grinblum from the Israelian twin city handed over the certificate of honorary citizenship to Sally Perel.© Stadt Braunschweig / Michaela Heyse

If you are interested in our activities in 2019, please have a look at the annual review or get in touch with us. 

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Picture credits

  • Stadt Braunschweig
  • Stadt Braunschweig / Michaela Heyse