Campus Rabbi

Rabbi Janusz Pawelczyk-Kissin


Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Landfriedstraße 12
D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone: (+49) (0) 6221 / 54 192 - 56



Office Hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. (Ask the Rabbi & Basics of Judaism) & Tuesday 4 p.m. (General Office Hour)

Landfriedstraße 12, room: N2-04



Rabbi Jona David (Janusz E.) Pawelczyk-Kissin was born in the south-west of Poland in 1966 and came to Germany in 1981. After graduating from high school in Esslingen, he studied Russian philology (linguistics and literature) in St. Petersburg. Continued her studies at the Ruperto Carola, Heidelberg. In addition, Jewish Studies at the University for Jewish Studies Heidelberg. Various activities in the Jewish community of Heidelberg, including many years as honorary cantor and gabbai. Since 1997 teacher of Jewish religion at grammar schools in Mannheim and Heidelberg. Orthodox Smicha in London, member of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) and the Orthodox Rabbinical Conference / ORD Rabbinate Germany. Rabbi Kissin has been rabbi of the Jewish community of Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar district since 2008. He is still also the cantor of the Jewish community of Heidelberg and is concerned about the continuation of the Ashkenazi rite. In addition, he is still a religious teacher for Jewish religion and a religious teacher representative of the Superior Council of the IRG Baden.

Rav Jona, as the members of the Heidelberg Jewish community call him, not only speaks six languages, he was also trained in singing. He is also a connoisseur and lover of classical music.
He is married, has two grown-up children, a sister and shares a dog with friends.


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Latest Revision: 2024-05-21