Support from Foundation for Jewish Heritage

The Foundation for Jewish Heritage is delighted to support the campaign to preserve the remarkable Tempel synagogue in Poolstrasse.  This is an iconic Hamburg landmark built at a time when the city was home to one of the leading Jewish communities of Germany.  The ambition of the building reflected the confidence of a community that was becoming an integral and vibrant part of Hamburg life.  The Tempel congregation also played a key role in the growth of Reform Judaism shaping much of its early traditions that would go on to have a profound influence throughout the Reform movement.  While the building is today in a parlous state, significant elements of the original structure remain and point to the potential of what the building might become in the future.