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Ohel-Jakob-Synagoge, Munich

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Ohel Jakob is a synagogue in Munich, Germany. It was built between 2004 and 2006 as the new main synagogue for the Jewish community in Munich and is located at the Sankt-Jakobs-Platz. The synagogue was inaugurated on 9 November 2006 on the 68th anniversary of the Kristallnacht. The building is part of the new Jewish Center consisting of the synagogue, the Jewish Museum Munich and a community center.BuildingOhel Jakob was designed by architects Rena Wandel-Hoefer and Wolfgang Lorch who were awarded the contract after an Architectural design competition on 6 July 2001. The architects had previously completed the New Synagogue in Dresden. The topping out ceremony was celebrated on 25 October 2005. The opening ceremony was led by Charlotte Knobloch, president of Central Council of Jews in Germany and head of Munich's Orthodox Jewish community.The building is a cubic structure of travertine stone topped by a glass cube. The glass roof represents a tent (Ohel), symbolizing Moses' 40-year-journey through the desert. The main portal was manufactured in Budapest and features Hebrew letters depicting the Ten Commandments. The interior walls are paneled with warm cedar decorated with golden psalms.
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  • For whom love to travel and research the Jewish history or current life style this spot must not be missing. An impressive architecture that merge both past at present with the history of the Jewish o...  read more »
  • Near the Eataly and Viktualienmarkt, is this modern and friendly synagogue. Has modern architecture and you can visit her. But you have to program because he needs at least some 15 days in advance.
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  • Somewhat clueless, I once faced the monumental and sealed construction of the Ohel Jakob synagogue in Munich (opening 2006). Design language of architecture and content opened up my first in a guide that I can only highly recommend! Registration and security control are compulsory, non-intrusive and at this time be necessary. A friendly young lady took us from the Jewish Center St. James square by an underground "passage of remembrance" in the actual synagogue. There she told us in detail the significance of the unusual design of the building, as well as the expiration of a church service. She went willingly to all questions. Judaism as one of the great world religions is thus visible again arrived in downtown of Munich. The encounter and the leadership have enriched me.
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  • Munich benefits from its well preserved cityscape, which largely did not become victim to ugly building excesses in the 1960s and 1970s. Nevertheless, this would get boring without the occasional insertion of a taste of modern and more creative architecture. Ohel Jakob Synagoge provides this and more. It gives an interesting insight into Jewish life - also with the adjacent museum. Definitely worth visiting for tourists and residents.
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  • Beautiful architecture, it was unfortunately not possible to look at the Interior.
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  • A place which stimulates thinking.
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