This ruin is probably one of the most important architectural remains of the Jewish reform movement, which started in the 19th century in Germany and Hamburg. In the meantime, the state of the world’s first reform synagogue building is also attracting international attention. The Foundation Jewish Heritage in London, sister congregations of the Liberal Jewish Community in Great Britain and the USA and the World Union of Progressive Judaism are particularly concerned.
The Foundation for Jewish Heritage, London, has included the object in its “Top 19 Watchlist” of the most threatened Jewish relics in Europe (the list includes a total of 3,318 objects). There is clearly a danger that it will continue to deteriorate through neglect and thus disappear from contemporary perception. The site is to be sold and even if it is listed as a historical monument, it is unclear what will happen to it.