Information in English

  • About us - In April 2016, the Israel Jacobson Netzwerk für jüdische Kultur und Geschichte e. V. (IJN) was founded as a registered non-profit association. Regional institutions, scientific and cultural institutions as well as interested private individuals from the districts and cities of Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Salzgitter, Gifhorn, Goslar, Helmstedt, Peine and Wolfenbüttel are committed to researching and communicating […]
  • Activities - One of the aims of the IJN actors is to take people to the authentic places of Jewish life - both from the region and beyond. In close cooperation with other partners from the region, the members offer appropriate tours for individual travellers and groups (from descendants of emigrated Jews to school classes, from culturally […]
  • Named after Israel Jacobson - The network is named after Israel Jacobson (1768-1828). Jacobson, who was born in Halberstadt, worked as a rabbi and banker in Braunschweig. As a staunch advocate of Jewish enlightenment, he founded an early Jewish reform school in 1801 in the then Brunswick town of Seesen, which quickly became one of the most important places of […]
  • Background - Region for Enlightenment and Tolerance In our region, which can be considered a "model region" of German-Jewish culture and history since the time of the Enlightenment, there are numerous authentic places, fascinating topics and remarkable personalities of German-Jewish culture and history. Some of them are still waiting to be discovered and appropriately presented to a […]