Rev. Walter Hes passed away this last year at the age of 101. He and our beloved Mr. Hellmann o.b.m might have been the last two remaining alumni of the famed Wurzburg Seminary. This video tells the story of the students who dreamed of becoming “lehrer” and the lives they built on these shores.

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Studying the history of our community means knowing it from its earliest days. From Its North to its South. The places we’ve come from and the places we’ve moved to. Our shuls our culture and our shared history. It means coming 2gether and talking. New Series. Breuers 2gether.

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Here is a long-awaited beginning to what I hope will be a fruitful journey to the four corners of the neighborhood and to the various German kehillos they produced. Here we learn about the first Rav of Sharei Hatikvah and his previous position in Wurzburg. The project sent me down the path of learning about […]

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As Pesach cleaning and computer issues clog my schedule, I present here a tribute I made for another channel to K’vod Avi Morie Shlita – the owner of these precious archives. Please like.

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Although I am personally a fan of all our chazzonim, the late, beloved Ch. Frankel has become the icon of the candle lighting in our Shul. It is at this time of the year that we think of him as we behold the Menorah he faced in service for so many decades. Some of the […]

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The spirit of our choir is not the “Kol Demama Daka”- the mild and meek voice- that rose out of the hollow chambers that produced “churchy” music, but the fervor of German Jewry al fortissimo. Here we discuss the history of the choir and its early origins. Rav Hirsch commisioned I.M. Japhet to compose for […]

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Very harsh straightforward words spoken by our president. Worthwhile to hear the values of our Kehillo spelled out.

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Recounts the time we were visited by the mayor of Frankfurt A.M. In memory of those who left no stone unturned to fund our institutions. Music is Rota Mori by Marcus Goldman and Orchestra.

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Touches on his youth in Washington Heights and his experiences that are common to many of ours. Reading materials include: Kissinger: The Private and Public Story, Ralph Blumenfeld. This book is a fun read, and has interviews with many familiar names like Jacob Breuer, Jerry Bechhofer, Otto Pretsfelder, and Leo Hexter, A’H. Also books by […]

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