Munich’s first Kippa party was held on December 15, 2019 in the city’s Jewish Museum.
Attended by 130 persons, the party served to officially launch the newest Munich kippa, which was created by Terry Swartzberg to hearten Jews and their supporters in Munich.
The evening started with the lighting of the Chanukah candles for all those suffering under oppression.
Terry Swartzberg then spoke the prayer “For a world of peace and tolerance” that forms part of the Reconstructionist prayerbook. It was created by Dr. Mordechai Kaplan, one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.
That was followed by the music played by the Ensemble Zikoron. Their concert started with a moving rendition of the “Name on the Stolpersteine”.
“The great success of our Munich kippa is emboldening us to stage similar events in Berlin and other cities in Europe”, says Terry Swartzberg.