Pears Jüdischer Campus aims to become a lively meeting place for kids and for adults, with something to offer everyone from birth to adulthood: a day care center, kindergarden, school, youth club, sport and recreation center and a hall for celebrations.
Pears Jüdischer Campus welcomes everybody with open arms and will not only serve the needs of children, but will also be a center for seminars and conferences for students and adults. Besides various recreational activities, open to everyone, we are planning to offer trainning courses and further education for teachers.
The Campus is to be built on the grounds of the Chabad Educational Center. It will provide barrier-free access for everyone, is centrally located and will have good local transport connections.
Surrounded by a park, a sports center and several playgrounds will be built in close proximity to the building. The synagogue’s immediate neighborhood provides an important connection to the Jewish community for children and their families.
„Pears Jewish Campus is a strong sign, a permanent commitment to the future of Jewish life in Germany and a hopeful enrichment for the educational landscape in Berlin"
- Federal Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas
Pears Jewish Campus will offer lessons to children and young people from the early age with state-of-the-art equipment. It will include a nursery with up-to-date learning programs and small groups of loving and attentive teachers, a primary school with great educational opportunities, learning on a personal basis and excursions, and a high school with excellent education and the best teachers.
Our primary and high school is the first state-recognized Jewish traditional school in Germany.
Our aim is to offer the students an education that allows a successful graduation in any discipline. Besides the classrooms, there will be computer rooms, a library, a kosher canteen with kosher cuisine, a science lab as well as rooms for music and art lessons.
The state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, as well as the latest technologies, such as smart boards, will contribute to keeping educational level at the highest standards and to prepare students for life in a modern society.
“... and it is the foundation for the further strengthening of Jewish life in Germany - with its variety, tradition and customs ... "
- Dr.Wolfgang Schäuble President of the German Parliament
Pears Jewish Campus will also be a platform for intercultural and interreligious exchange. The dance and music studio will provide an opportunity of hosting events for cultural togetherness.
A cinema with over 100 seats will offer films on cultural topics.
The assembly hall, with its view of the greenery outside, can accomodate up to 200 people and will be used as a canteen for the children during their school day.
The assembly hall will also be used as a youth club and for diverse range of events such as conferences, seminars and art presentations.
The library will have a large range of books for general school subjects and Judaica, and provide media center with a huge number of audio and video productions. This facility is open to all visitors.
"I am sure that the Campus will be a unique place of Jewish education and culture for our city" - Dr. Klaus Lederer, mayor and senator of Berlin
A gymnasium, changing rooms, showers and rooms for training equipment are adjacent to the 550m2 sports center. Diverse sports will be offered in association with selected sports clubs in the sports modernly-equipped facilities.
The multifunction gymnasium can also be used as a large hall, providing space for up to 600 people. The hall can be sectioned off with adjustable partitions, so that different events can take place at the same time.
The building will provide two kosher kitchens - one will be for milk products and one for meat products. Meals for up to 1000 people can be prepared for festive events.
The building will be surrounded with greenery and benches and playgrounds which have been designed especially for the youngsters, but will also be used for recreation and sport.
„...it is a clear sign of the mature, modern Jewish life. "- President of the Central Council of Jews Dr. Josef Schuster
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"... it is basically an expression - brick after brick - for freedom in our country, for freedom in Berlin, for the freedom of the people."
- Raed Saleh, SPD parliamentary group leader in the Berlin House of Representatives