By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2011
The first Reform synagogue to open in Germany since before the Holocaust has been dedicated.
The synagogue has been built in Hameln, in Lower Saxony, at the site of one destroyed by the Nazis more than 70 years ago on Kristellnacht.
Building of the Beitenu synagogue and community centre, intended to serve around 200 Jews in the town, was partly funded by the state.
Rachel Dohme, president of the new congregation, said: "It's incredible that, after the Shoah, in Germany a synagogue could be built with money that came from German political organisations.”