There is a city on the map that witnessed the Jewry’s heyday in Europe
in the 17th-18th century and was one of the biggest centers of the Jewish thought
in Europe. It was named in the chronicles of those days as “Jerusalem in exile”.
This is Hamburg, keeper of traditions, a living monument of the history with its oldest Jewish
cemetery where outstanding people that lived in Hamburg and made its history are buried.
The city was glorified by Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschitz, Rabbi Jacob Emden, a merchant and philanthropist
Salomon Heine (Heinrich Heine’s uncle).
F. Mendelssohn - Bartholdy, a great composer, was born here. The Jews participated in the founding of the first bank in Hamburg (1619), they supported the development of shipbuilding, established foreign trade relations with merchants from other countries, and occupied high positions.
Established in 2014 in Hamburg foundation “Jewish Future” aims to revive the fundamental Judaism and Torah learning at the highest level. The foundation is sponsored by the Tsaturov family which have sufficient business and political resources to support its development. The Tsaturovs are the main owners of Pella Group, industrial marine holding, mainly working in Russia and represented in Germany as Pella Sietas GmbH. Partners and friends work together with the foundation, including International Foundation Meronim (Israel), Jewish Community Center in Moscow (Russia), Jewish Community in Hamburg and Educational Center Chabad Hamburg.