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Willkommen – Welcome – ברוכים הבאים

The Leipziger Synagogalchor was founded in 1962 and since then has devoted itself exclusively to Jewish choral music ‒ from synagogue compositions from the 17th to the 20th century to Yiddish songs in new arrangements. The choir works with well-known soloists and musicians. Since September 2022, Philipp Goldmann has been the artistic director.


The choir has received an Obermayer German Jewish History Award and has initiated the entry of the "revitalization of synagogue choral music of the 19th and 20th centuries in Central and Eastern Europe" as a good practice example in the Nationwide Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The ensemble is a member of the Association of German Concert Choirs and the Tolerant Saxony Network.

Bundesweites Verzeichnis des Immateriellen Kulturerbes


Obermayer Awards​​​

VDKC Verband deutscher Konzertchöre


Tolerantes Sachsen



Oct.15th, 2023, Görlitz, Kulturforum Neue Synagoge, Concert

Nov. 9th, 2023, Leipzig, Thomaskirche, Commemorative Service

Nov 10th, 2023, Leipzig, Thomaskirche, Motette

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Our new CD is out now! Since June 23rd, the CD "SAMUEL LAMPEL - Abendgebet für Schabbat (Leipzig 1928)" is available in stores worldwide from the Leipzig label Rondeau Production ‒ and of course you can also order it from us!

For the first time, the compositions of the Leipzig chazzan Samuel Lampel (1884‒1942), which were once sung at the Friday evening service in the liberal Community Synagogue on Gottschedstrasse, can be heard in their entirety on CD. Recorded in St. Thomas with cantor Assaf Levitin, Chazzan of the Reform Synagogue Hamburg, and Ivo Mrvelj, assistant organist at St. Thomas.

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CD Cover Samuel Lampel

Commemorative plaque for Samuel Lampel in the Waldstrasse district.

On June 28th, the unveiling of the memorial plaque we donated to the family of the cantor Samuel Lampel took place at Tschaikowskistrasse 23. Roger Langford, Rosa and Samuel Lampel's grandson who traveled from England to Leipzig, unveiled the text on the plaque himself.

We would like to thank the homeowners for allowing it to be installed in the masonry. Now, in addition to the stumbling blocks in the pavement, a plaque at eye level commemorates the former residents of the house.

Three more plaques were unveiled at Christianstrasse 19, Fregestrasse 22 and Tschaikowskistrasse 19 for Jacques Mieses, Rolf Kralovitz and Dr. Pascal Deuel. A project by the Bürgerverein Waldstrassenviertel e. V. and the Ariowitsch-Haus e. V.

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Commemorative plaque for Samuel Lampel