Let Us Not Be Divided: Coalition-Building Between Minorities in Europe
Join the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Jewish Studies Program for a presentation by Armin Langer.
Armin was born in Munich in 1990 in a family of Hungarian immigrants; he grew up in Vienna and in the Hungarian town of Sopron. After high school he studied philosophy at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, and parallel to this he was learning in the summers of 2012 and 2013 in the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. After graduating, he began his studies in Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam. Between 2013 and 2016, he was rabbinical student at the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin. He has been active as a teacher and as a cantor in several Jewish communities across Europe and is since 2013 coordinator of the Jewish-Muslim initiative “Salaam-Shalom” in Berlin. In addition, he has been working as a freelance journalist; his articles were published in several German and international outlets. His first book "Ein Jude in Neukölln" (A Jew from the No-Go-Area) came out in 2016. At present, he is on a campus tour of the United States to discuss his work on interreligious understanding.