The first ever permeant Mitzvah Tank to service the city of Berlin was dedicated on Sunday by Chief Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal with a large crowd in attendance.
“Mitzva mobile, make the world a better place.”
These are the words written in the new Mitzva mobile dedicated on Sunday in Berlin. The Mitzvah Tank, or ‘Synagogue on Wheels’, was dedicated by Berlin Chief Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal.
“The ‘Synagogue on Wheels’ is here to strengthen Jewish practice and awareness. Its purpose is to strengthen Jewish awareness in a a lively manner and ensure a strong Jewish future, anyone can hop on and learn anything about Judaism,” Rabbi Teichtal said. “In the mobile, one can put on tefillin or pick up candles to light for Shabbat.”
Dedicating the Mitzvah Mobile, along with Rabbi Teichtal, were many guests with many guests and a strong local media presence from the Berlin news stations.
Among the guests were the chief Rabbi of Holon Rabbi Yochanan Gurary, Rabbi of Dresden Rabbi Shneor Havlin, Rabbi Shmuel Segal, the families who sponsored the Mitzvah Mobile, many Berlin rabbis and many others.
Also in attendance was the president of Keren Hayesod Berlin Nathan Gelbart and many others.
The Mitzva Mobile will be run by Rabbi Mendel Brandwine, who will go out every day around Berlin and to other cities with no Jewish infrastructure to enable people to learn more about Jewish life. It will visit schools and central places for anyone to learn more about practicing being Jewish.
The Mitzva Mobile was sponsored by a number of families in Berlin.
Immediately after the opening ceremony mobile sprang into action, it traveled to the Brandenburg gate where people immediately began doing good deeds.