(Cartoon courtesy Daniela Weil. Daniela's grandfather Kurt Weil was born in Steinsfurt.)



125th  Anniversary of the Synagogue

The synagogue on a poscard from 1898
Die Synagoge auf einer Postkarte von 1898

On July 13 and 14, 1894 there was the dedication of the synagogue in Steinsfurt.

We remembered the 125th anniversary of the event.

We met in the synagogue on July 14th at 3 pm for the celebration.



Chazzan in the Kiddush is Kurt Wimer.

(He – formerly Kurt Wimpfheimer – was born in Ittlingen and came often to the Steinsfurt synagogue for the prayer on Friday evening. Thus he avoided to have to walk the full way to school on Shabbat).

(Recording from a memorial meeting with members of the Worms children's choir which Kurt Wimpfheimer conducted for several years before "Crystal-Night")

The event was covered by the local press, the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung on July 16th.