Stefanie Nathow has been in charge of the establishment of the museum’s educational department since 2018. She holds a teachers’ degree and an M.A. in history, German literature and Jewish studies and has worked as a freelancer for several museums, exhibitions, memorial and documentation centers.
With its architecture symbolizing a self-understanding of the community as being equally German, “Berliner”, and Jewish, the New Synagogue Berlin has always reflected the struggles for a multi-layered identity – in inner-Jewish discussions as well as in its relation to the surrounding city and society. Our museum is situated inside of the remains of a former synagogue that is once again a religious and cultural focal point of a thriving Jewish community, making it a place that is historically and contemporarily authentic. Because of that, we are and want to continue being a meeting point for all of those who want to discover Jewish Berlin both in history and in the present, a bridge between Jewish and non-Jewish communities in the city, and a place of learning where the sharing of cultural knowledge encourages remembrance and reflection in a manner that is relevant today.