VIDEO & PHOTOS: Israeli Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger Visits Krefeld, Germany


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[VIDEO & PHOTOS BELOW] On the 2nd of Nissan 5770 Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger visited the Jewish community of Krefeld.

He was accompanied by HaRav Arie Goldberg, Director of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe, and HaRav Mintzberg, the RCS’s mikvah expert.

The Krefeld Jewish community is one of 25 communities throughout Europe that will receive financial aid to build a mikvah thanks to the Rabbinical Centre of Europe.

The rabbis were received by the mayor of Krefeld and politicians from the mayor’s office.

Afterwards they visited the Krefeld shul, which was inaugurated in 2008.

Until now most Krefeld Jews had to travel to Antwerp , a 90 minute drive from Krefeld , in order to go to the mikvah.

Frum Jewish Krefeld was founded by the “Krefelder Rebbe,” Admor Yehuda Leib Karlburg, in Napoleon’s time. Rabbi Karlburg was one of the famous students of Rav Natan Adler of Frankfurt .

Rabbi Yitzchak Mendel Wagner is the first rabbi in Krefeld after WWII.




  1. 90 minutes to Antwerp?? That’s not true. There is a mikvah in Koln (Cologne): . That’s 50 km – as opposed t0 160 km to Antwerp.

    Check your sources!

    The growth and strength of the kehillos in that area is formidable. I am very glad to see that they are succeeding in building a viable Jewish life in Germany, with rabbonim with real living shuls, mikvaos, kosher stores in so many cities already.