Places make people. What must be said
Forum with Bishop Ralf Meister, Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck, Artistic and Executive Director of Villa Seligmann, and Anne Gemeinhardt, Director of the Museums of Cultural History Hanover.
Judaism and Reformation
On Monday, October 30, 2023, Villa Seligmann, together with the Hanns Lilje Foundation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover, invites you to the annual event “What Must Be Said. Judaism and Reformation”. For the first time, the venue is the Villa Seligmann in Hanover, which for many years has been an influential place for Jewish music and culture beyond the borders of Hanover.
State Bishop Ralf Meister, Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck, director of Villa Seligmann, and Anne Gemeinhardt, Director of the Museums of Cultural History Hanover, will discuss the significance of religiously shaped places and, conversely, what a city misses out on if such places are missing.Religiously shaped places have an influence on the coexistence of people just as, conversely, people shape certain places religiously. But what if there are no places with recognizable religious connotations?
In Hanover there are several synagogues, a Jewish daycare center, a Jewish retirement home and the Villa Seligmann. But there is no kosher restaurant, no bookstore focusing on Jewish literature, no Jewish hospital, no Jewish-influenced school. What does this mean for everyday life and for the development of religious identities? What impact does this have on the city, on the coexistence of people from different cultures and religions? State Bishop Ralf Meister, Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck and Anne Gemeinhardt will talk about this. Rabbi Dr. Gábor Lengyel will give a welcoming address. Professor Dr. Christoph Dahling-Sander, Managing Director of the Hanns Lilje Foundation, will moderate.
Since 2018, the Regional Church of Hanover and the Hanns Lilje Foundation have been inviting people to a dialogue event on the eve of Reformation Day under the heading “What needs to be said. Judaism and Reformation”. The date has established itself as a jour fix with Judaism and offers space to critically reflect on the theology of Martin Luther and the impact of the Reformation. This year, the event will be held in cooperation with Villa Seligmann and the Museums of Cultural History Hannover.
The event is fully booked.
We place great importance on your safety at the House of Jewish Music. Therefore, due to the current occasion, additional measures are planned at the entrance to the house. For this we would like to ask for your understanding in advance and inform you that the admission already starts at 5 pm.