Comprehensive services for jewish guests
Right from the very beginning, services for our Jewish guests were integrated into the design for our new building.
That’s why a space for a synagogue, a kosher kitchen and facilities capable of Sabbath mode played an important role in the planning by star architect Matteo Thun.
By implementing the requirements needed for fulfilling all religious obligations, inaugurating the Synagogue Eisenberg and assigning a mashgiach for observation of all kashrut rules, our clinic offers Jewish guests the opportunity to continue practicing their faith during a hospital stay.
The Synagogue Eisenberg
With the Synagogue Eisenberg, the Waldkliniken Eisenberg offers its Jewish patients a consecrated room for performing traditional prayers. The synagogue is located on the first upper floor and is accessible by elevator, which is prepared to be operated in Sabbath mode.
Consecrated by Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg, the Synagogue Eisenberg has furnishings from Kibbutz Lavi and seats up to 16 people. The Torah was financed through donations and the Torah mantle was made in Israel.
Synaguge Eisenberg inaugurated with formal ceremony
The Waldkliniken Eisenberg inaugurated the Synagogue Eisenberg in its new clinic building this Sunday with a formal ceremony.
Following the symbolic handing over of the keys by Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg, Thuringia Minister President Bodo Ramelow declared his support for Thuringia’s culture of welcoming and religious pluralism: “That is a powerful symbol of open-mindedness and a welcoming culture.”
The Waldkliniken is now one of the very few clinics in Europe to offer top-quality medicine with certified kosher stays as well as its own synagogue for Jewish guests.
Kosher dining at the Waldkliniken Eisenberg
Early planning for the new Waldkliniken building included creation of all the conditions needed for a kosher kitchen so cooks at the Matteo restaurant have two fully equipped and completely separate kitchen spaces. In addition, appropriate china and cutlery were purchased.
During stays, a mashgiach will supervise the observance of Jewish dietary laws for Jewish patients and be available for any religious questions the guests may have.