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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.

 

 

 

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As you see this site is still work-in-progress. This is especially true for the English version.

We apologize and try to improve it as fast as possible.

If you find mistakes or have suggestions for improvements please contact us at webmaster (at) synagogue-steinsfurt (dot) org

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We have changed this side so that it is more user-friendly for mobiles.

Using this opportunity we have adapted the layout somewhat to our publications elsewhere.

 

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Shoah — Exhibition in the Synagogue

The inhabitants of Steinsfurt always seemed at ease: “No Jewish person was deported from Steinsfurt".

But this is only part of the truth.

Even in Steinsfurt there was one immediate victim of the pogroms in November 1938.

We also remember the persons who lived in Steinsfurt and were deported and murdered from the place where they later stayed.

 

From the Exhibition

Using the pages of our memorial book we have created an exhibition, in which we remember the persons from Steinsfurt who were murdered in the 3rd Reich.

It is open for the public on Open memorial day, September 10, 2017 frm 11:30 am to 5 pm.

On the following Sundays, September 17th, September 24th and October 1st, it is open from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Up to the end of the year it will be possible to arrange additional times for visit, sending an email to

synagog (at) synagogue-steinsfurt.org

 

 

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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.

 

 

Within SEPA (roughly Western Europe) a bank transfer from your account to ours is probably the best way to send your donation to us.

But even from states outside SEPA as e.g. USA you might consider to use it.

Donations can be made using a check but in this case there are costs for us which you ought to be aware of because they are deducted from your donation..

You might want to use a money order for your donation.

Our bank has informed us that a money order is in many ways equivalent to a check. So the relevant information is in many ways the same, too.

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Welcome to the Former Synagogue of Steinsfurt

We are a group of volunteers with the following aims:

  • We want to restore and keep the former synagogue in Steinsfurt as a monument for peace
  • We try to keep alive the memory that the Jewish population of Steinsfurt was an integral part of the community
  • We try to introduce young persons into historical memory. For this we support(ed) some projects.

On this page you'll find information on all those subjects – and of course about us.

This site is still work in progress.