Events

October

October
14
Mon

15.- 22- Tischri סֻכּוֹת Sukkot

 

Sukkot is the third in the series of pilgrimage festivals. It lasts nine or seven days, since the eighth day, the so-called closing feast (Schemini Azeret), is regarded as an independent holiday; the ninth day, called Simchat Tora (Torah Joy), is the second day of this closing feast, which is celebrated only in the diaspora. The Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated for a total of seven days. It is a Thanksgiving and Remembrance Festival. Since the people of Israel wandered through the desert for 40 years, they built unstable huts. As a memento, Jews build a sukka (the hut) and eat there together.

19
Sat

House of One zu Gast ...

|  10:00 am

In our series "House of One as guest ..." we are invited to Sukkot this morning in the synagogue Sukkat Shalom at Herbartstraße 26, 14057 Berlin.

Sukkot is the third in the series of pilgrimage festivals. It lasts nine or seven days, since the eighth day, the so-called closing feast (Schemini Azeret), is regarded as an independent holiday; the ninth day, called Simchat Tora (Torah Joy), is the second day of this closing feast, which is only celebrated in the diaspora. The Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated for a total of seven days. It is a Thanksgiving and Remembrance Festival. Since the people of Israel wandered through the desert for 40 years, they built unstable huts. As a memento, Jews build a sukka (the hut) and eat there together.


Please register under: info@house-of-one.org

22
Tue

23. Tischri שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה Simchat Tora

 

The Tora Joy Festival reminds us that God gave the Ten Commandments to the people of Israel through Moses, and thus also gave the Torah. In the Jewish year the Tora is read once completely. On this feast of joy the Jews celebrate that the Tora has been read to end and is being started again at the same time. 
At Simchat Tora the annual cycle of Tora readings ends, and it is begun again from the beginning; so on this day the conclusion and the beginning of the Five Books of Moses will be read out. In the divine service all existing Tora rolls are taken out of the cupboard and carried in a procession seven times around the reading stage or through the synagogue room.

23
Wed

Klänge des Herzens

|  7:00 pm

Imam Kadir Sanci will recite from the Koran as part of the ChorInt international choral music days on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the House of One.
Location: Culture Academy, Oranienstraße 55 (Moritzplatz underground station)
Please register at: info@house-of-one.org

23
Wed

Chorint: Interreligiöse Chormusik

|  7:45 pm to 10:30 am

Die 5. Internationalen Chormusiktage ChorInt. haben sich in diesem Jahr die Grundsteinlegung des House of One zum Thema genommen. Entstanden ist "Musik im interkulturellen Dialog", die an jüdischen, christlichen und muslimischen Orten zur Aufführung kommt. Veranstalter ist die St.Petri-St.Mariengemeinde in Berlin.

25
Fri

Schabbat-G'ttesdienst und "Offenes interreligiöses Singen - Die Schöpfung" im Rahmen der internationalen Chormusiktage ChorInt

|  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Within the context of the international choral music days ChorInt on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the House of One, an open interreligious singing will take place in the synagogue Sukkat Schalom, Herbartstr. 26, 14057 Berlin, Germany, under the motto "The Creation" following the Shabbat G'ttesdienst. 
Registration under: info@house-of-one.org

November

November
08
Fri

11. Rabi`u-l-Awwal مولد النبي / Maulid an-Nabi / Geburtstag des Propheten Muhammed

 

Sunnis commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad on this night, while Shiites usually celebrate it a few days later on the 17th Rabi`u-l-Awwal. On this occasion poems are written, recited and passages from the Koran are recited.

20
Wed

Buß- und Bettag

 

The day of repentance and prayer always takes place on the last Wednesday of the church year, i.e. before the Sunday of eternity. On this day Christians reflect on their sins, show repentance and reflect on their faith.

24
Sun

Ewigkeitssonntag

 

On Eternity Sunday (also known as Death Sunday) the commemoration of the persons who died in the past church year is held. 

December

December
01
Sun

Advent

 

The Advent season marks the beginning of the church year and the preparation for Christmas. Advent (by adventus domini "Arrival of the Lord") was fixed by Pope Gregory in the 7th century at four weeks and always begins on a Sunday. On the so-called Advent wreath a further candle is lit every Sunday and is supposed to point to the light that came into the world through Christ - this custom, however, did not come into being until the 19th century, but it is still widespread in the secular world. Throughout Advent Christians reflect on their faith and are encouraged to do positive things.

23
Mon

25. Kislew- 2. Tewet חֲנֻכָּה Chanukka (Weihe)

 

The eight-day temple consecration is a joyful day of remembrance and does not belong to the biblically prescribed holidays. It commemorates the successful uprising of the Maccabees against Hellenistic rule and the reunification of the desecrated temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. It is said that in the sanctuary desecrated by the Syrians only one intact oil jar was found, the contents of which would normally have been enough fuel for the seven-armed temple lamp only for one day. But by a miracle this small quantity of oil is said to have lasted for eight days, so that new pure oil could be produced in the meantime. Usually an eight-armed candlestick (menorah) is used today. On the first evening a light is lit, on the second two lights, until then on the eighth day all lights burn.
 

24
Tue

Heilig Abend

 

Christmas time begins with the eve just before the feast days. On this evening and the following days the birth of Jesus is celebrated, who according to the Gospel of Luke (Bible, Lk 2, 1-7) was born by Mary in a stable in Bethlehem. Before that, Mary, who was pregnant, had to go to Bethlehem with her husband Joseph to take part in a census. Since there was no place to stay in the whole city, she gave birth to her son in a stable.

In church services this story is told or shown as a play (" Krippenspiel" since the 11th century), a preaching is held and praise is sung about the birth of Jesus. 

25
Wed

Weihnachten

 

On the two Christmas holidays the birth of Jesus is celebrated as well as the spreading of the message of his birth. An angel announced the birth of a new king to the farmers in the field (Bible, Lk 2, 8-12).