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Jewish Teaching House Bamberg — Bet Ha-Midrasch Bamberg

The Lehrhaus Bamberg is an institution of Jewish learning and culture located in Bamberg, Germany.


It was founded in 2004 as a response to the growing interest in Jewish studies in Germany and the need for a place where Jews and non-Jews alike could come together to learn about Jewish history, culture, and religion.


The Lehrhaus Bamberg is an important centre for Jewish education and scholarship in Germany and serves as a model for similar institutions in other parts of Europe. Its mission is to promote Jewish learning, preserve Jewish culture, and foster mutual respect and understanding between different communities.


The Lehrhaus Bamberg offers a variety of courses, seminars, events, and lectures that cover a wide range of topics related to Jewish learning and culture. Here are some examples of their offerings:

  1. Courses: The Lehrhaus Bamberg offers courses in Jewish history, philosophy, literature, theology, and more. Their courses are designed for both beginners and advanced learners, and they cover a range of topics such as the Hebrew language, Jewish mysticism, and the Holocaust.
  2. Seminars: They also offer seminars on various topics related to Jewish learning and culture. Their seminars provide an in-depth exploration of a specific topic and are led by experts in the field. Some examples of past seminars include “Jewish Ethics in the Modern World” and “The History of Jewish-Christian Relations.”
  3. Events: The Lehrhaus organizes a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including concerts, film screenings, and art exhibitions. These events showcase Jewish culture and promote interfaith dialogue and understanding.
  4. Lectures: The Lehrhaus Bamberg hosts lectures by scholars and experts in the field of Jewish studies. These lectures cover a wide range of topics, including Jewish history, philosophy, and theology. Some of their past lectures include “Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages” and “The Jewish Roots of Modern Psychoanalysis.”
  5. Tours: They propose a guided tour of Bamberg’s historic Jewish spaces, using written sources and photographs to provide an understanding of the area’s Jewish history. The tour follows a sequence of centuries, ending at the present-day synagogue and community centre, and includes stops in the inner city and outside the city centre. A brief outline of Bamberg’s Jewish history is provided, along with suggested literature and adviser information. A printable version is also available.

All of these offerings are designed to promote Jewish learning and culture and to foster mutual understanding and respect between different religious and cultural groups. The Lehrhaus Bamberg is committed to providing a space for intellectual and cultural exchange and to promoting a deeper understanding of Jewish traditions and values.