Jewish Trade Center Planned
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Jewish Trade Center Planned

The recent announcement of the 1997 opening of the Jewish Trade and Communication Center is another move toward rebuilding what once was a thriving Jewish neighborhood in the eastern part of the city.

The new building, which will house a permanent exhibit on Jewish culture and trade, will be located on Oranienburger Strasse in eastern Berlin’s Scheunenviertel, a pre-World War II center of Jewish culture that has been undergoing a renewal.

The Jewish Trade and Communication Center will be near the newly reconstructed Neue Synagogue, which is home to Centrum Judaica, a center for Jewish learning and an exhibit on Berlin Judaism.

The private company overseeing the project has indicated that it will open a Jewish restaurant and bagel bakery.

In addition, plans for a Jewish bookstore and a Judaica shop are under way as well as a service for special events and a travel agency.

Jewish organizations and professionals have already discussed renting space from the center for communication and trade.

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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
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  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund