Sukkot in the Villa Seligmann

The Feast of Tabernacles Sukkot explained in conversation with Rabbi Dr. Ulrike Offenberg and sung by Cantor Sveta Kundish.

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This event will be streamed live on Instagram and Facebook.

On the eve of the seventh day of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles
Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck talks to Rabbi Dr. Ulrike Offenberg from the Jewish community in Hamelin about the background, symbolism and customs of this joyous festival. The musical part of the talk will be performed by singer and cantor
Sveta Kundish
from the Jewish community of Braunschweig.

Everyone is cordially invited!

Born in Ukraine, Sveta Kundish moved to Israel with her family at the age of thirteen. After studying singing, piano and musicology in Tel Aviv and Vienna, she trained as a cantor at the Abraham Geiger College and completed her bachelor’s degree in Jewish theology at the University of Potsdam. Sveta Kundish is currently working in Braunschweig as the first female cantor in the history of the Jewish communities in Lower Saxony. In prayer services and concerts, Kundish allows the richness of Jewish music to blossom by combining traditional melodies with modern sounds and cantorial chants.

Dr. Ulrike Offenberg was born in East Berlin and grew up in the GDR. In 2015, she completed her Master’s degree in “Jewish History, Religion, Culture” at the University of Potsdam with distinction. She continued her rabbinical studies, which she began at Abraham Geiger College, at the Conservative Yeshiva and in the Israeli study program at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and was ordained as a rabbi in 2016. During her studies, Offenberg was involved in the “Women of the Wall” group. The initiative is campaigning for equal religious rights for women at the Wailing Wall, such as the right to recite from the Torah. Dr. Ulrike Offenberg has been the rabbi of the Jewish community in Hamelin since 2016.

Foto: Michael Bezman

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