German Minister Opens Nursery
German Family and Youth Minister Dr. Kristina Schroder dedicated Chabad's Kindergarten in Berlin, with new one already in plan.
Dr. Kristina Schroder, German Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, was honored with dedicating the newly opened Chabad Kindergarten in the capital city of Berlin.
She was warmly welcomed by Rabbi Yehuda Teichtel, Head Shliach of Berlin, an the Kindergarten's faculty as she watched a presentation by the children and expressed her positive impression saying "This institution is a sign of the growing Jewish life in Germany."
The Kindergarten's Director, Mrs. Annette Lentz walked the Minister, her delegation and the national media through the school.
The president of the Jewish community of Berlin, Dr. Gideon Joffe thanked Chabad for opening this new nursery thus supporting "The growth and development of Jewish life in Berlin."
The new nursery is home to Jewish children born in Germany and of Russian speaking background. It offers daily learning combined with professional education ensure a strong fundament for the children and is one of the reason for the quick expansion.
Established in 2004 with the support of the Ohr Avner Foundation, it first had 3 children enrolled and now 150 children learn in kindergarten and school.
"We expanded so rapidly that a second kindergarten will be opened after the summer in Berlin," Rabbi Teichtel said.