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Rabbi Mark Pavlovsky Mordechani

  • Judaism
  • Germany
  • Male
  • Germany
  • Western Europe
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Rabbi, Jewish Community Aachen

Mark has been supporting Jewish communities in the Diaspora for several decades. For the last 10 years he has been the rabbi of various Jewish communities in Germany. For a long time, he had worked in the central social organization ZWST, which helped Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union in Germany. He was the chief rabbi of the Jewish Educational Center in Sobernheim and also coordinated various educational programmes. Rabbi Pavlovsky is a graduate of the Strauss-Amiel Institute, Or Torah Stone, which was headed by Rabbi Riskin and Rabbi Bierenbaum. This institute prepares rabbis for Diaspora countries and is a unique and important structure. In addition to his rabbinical education, Rabbi Pavlovsky holds a first degree in psychology and sociology, as well as political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his master’s degree in public policy and public administration. The topic of his academic research was knowledge management.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Jewish – Christian Relations. From missionary to partnership
This project is a continuation of a project by Rabbi Rubins (a 2019 KAICIID Fellow program 2019 graduate) on the 50th anniversary of the “Nostra Aetate” Convention and Jewish-Catholic relations. The project has been a great success, and we succeeded of meetings and discussions with representatives of the Catholic and Protestant-Lutheran churches, as well as additional strains of Christianity and charismatic churches. Meetings and discussions was take place in various cities of Baden-Württemberg (Land of Germany), as well as in Berlin, Aachen, Duisburg, Baden and others. Representatives of various streams of Christianity as well as academics will take part in the round tables.In addition, questions about the role of religion in modern society and the impact of interreligious dialogue will be addressed.