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German Christians Attend Adult Courses on Judaism in West Berlin

After four weeks of operations, the new adult education program, being conducted here by the Berlin Jewish Community at the Jewish Community House, was deemed by leaders of the community to have got off to an excellent start, according to a statement today by H. G. Sellenthin, director of the project.

The project’s most popular course is an eight-lecture series being conducted by Rabbi Cuno Lehrmann, Entitled “Introduction to the Essence of Judaism, ” Rabbi Lehrmann’s lectures drew about 70 or 80 participants, many of them Christians who appear to learn for the first time about the common spiritual values held by both Judaism and Christianity.

The courses at the school range from an introduction to Jewish religion and the history of the Jewish people, to Zionism, Israel, and courses in Hebrew from elementary to advanced. The project is the first of its kind since the prewar Jewish extension courses in Berlin were closed down during the Hitler regime.

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