Also in this New Jewish year we have celebrated Sukkot. However, there were a few smaller ones instead of one big celebration among family and friends. This went with and without a tabernacle, but a festively set table, with delicious fruit and food, with singing and Israeli dancing in the garden. 

Also in this new Jewish year 5780 we celebrated the feast of tabernacles – Sukkot – on the 16.10.2019 in the garden of family Rau.

The book of Job with the issue of suffering is a difficult part of the bible and in our lives. There is no other part in the bible where a believer is struggling so strong with God.

A mixed group of school aged teens up to retired people went in two fully occupied buses to Oswiecim.

Between the 19th and 23rd of August Kerstin Kluge and Maria Hoffmann have been in Oswiecim and showed a German group the installation of ‘Fountain of Tears’.

On July 20, Maria and I attended an event where the pavilion with ‘Fountain of tears’ in Birkenau was dedicated to the Lord.

On Saturday the 20th of June 2020 we finally celebrated the public release of the website for our movie ‘SURVIVAL – Three Jewish Generations’ in the Elim congregation in Dresden.

During the last Jewish week in Leipzig Maria and I got to know more new Israelis and became friends with. Of courses we needed to visit them and also our family Stern.

By Maria Hoffmann

This year eight women travelled together to Israel. They came from different Christian congregations in Dresden and Leipzig.