Chabad in Berlin receives $2 million in federal funding


JTA – The Jewish Museum and Chabad-Lubavitch in Berlin have received $2.15 million from a $1.75 billion pot intended for cultural institutions and projects in Berlin, it was announced the week of Nov. 7.

The Jewish Museum Berlin will receive $7 million in 2017, an increase of $1.18 million. The added funding reflects the importance of Jewish life in Berlin, Social Democratic Party lawmaker Swen Schulz, a member of the Bundestag’s Budget Committee, told the German news agency dpa.

The Barenboim-Said Academy, which trains young musicians from the Middle East who are invited to Berlin on scholarships, will receive up to $1.5 million.

The budget includes $287 million for cultural projects in institutions.