Berlin is a city which can be easily reached via either a Baltic Sea cruise or by enjoying a river cruise holiday.
Over the past few decades, no other European city has re-defined, re-created, and re-built itself to the same extent as Berlin.
This period of reconstruction has fostered a burgeoning tourism industry, rapid business growth, and a cutting-edge art scene. However, what could be the most significant change is that the once diminished Jewish Community of Berlin has transformed into one of the most active Jewish communities in Europe.
Hand-in-hand with the resurgence of a Jewish community, important historic sites such as the golden-domed New Synagogue have been renovated to match their former grandeur. New Jewish landmarks and institutions of learning have been constructed, such as the impressive Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind, and continued efforts have been successful in the revitalization of Jewish culture through events such as the annual international Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg. Jewish life in Berlin is prevalent even beyond the expected: you can often find a Jewish perspective at general interest sites like the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate.
The Jewish community in Berlin is being discovered more and more by the outside Jewish world. Despite the historical division, today’s thriving community is thanks to the solid bedrock laid by generations of post-war Jewish Berliners. In Berlin, this resurgence of the Jewish consciousness is only possible due to the renaissance of the entire community: 6 Jwish kindergardens, 5 elementary schools, 1 high school, a Jewish college, two Jewish newspapers, a Jewish theater, appr. 15 synagogues or minjanim, huge cultural festivals; Jewish heritage is back with a force once again in Berlin.
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