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New Year greetings from the President

Migwan has experienced many changes this year, some have been planned, some were spontaneously and by that accomplished challenges, which strengthen our community and let us grow steadily.

Personally, I am very grateful to everyone, committed in a variety of ways, to our community.

On the 27th of August, the exchange of our Torascroll was carried out. We received as a replacement a role from the memorialscroll Trust, which we can now inaugurate at the High Holiday service.

This year, the Board has decided to focus this year’s High Holiday donations on the establishment and expansion of a rich cultural and educational program and contributions / donations to our liturgical institutions.

Please support the community of Migwan with your donation. We are grateful for any donation!

I wish you a Happy New Year,

שנה טובה ומתוקה

Peter Jossi


High Holidays 2017,


This year we are invited to join Gesher (Freiburg, Germany)  for the first day of Rosh Hashana, which will be led by Rabbi Diane Lakein Tiferet. We have organized a bus transfer to Freiburg and back to Basel.

Prayer times:

Rosh Hashana:

Erev Rosh Hashana @ Migwan, with Dan Dunkelblum Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 pm. Kiddush with apples and honey. Rosh Hashana @  Gesher, Thursday, September 21, 10:30 am


Erev Rosh Hashana 2. day @ Migwan, Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm
2. day Rosh Hashana
@ Migwan, Friday, September 22, 10:00 am


Yom Kippur:

Erev Yom Kippur, @ Migwan, Kol Nidrei, Friday, September 29, 6:30 pm
Yom Kippur @Migwan,  Shacharit/Mussaf, Mincha und Neila, (with pause)
Saturday, September 30, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm


If you are visiting us for the holidays, you have to register to get your entry card @ our office,

Entry fees:

  • Rosh Hashana  2. Day (+Erev) in Basel, CHF 50.00 per person/100.00 per family
  • Yom Kippur (full holiday), 50.00 per person/100.00 per family














Joint event Migwan&Ofek

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:30h
Workshop with Valérie Rhein “Doppel gemoppelt” Shabbat in the Ten Commandments. There are two versions of the ten commandments. One in the second and one in the fifth book. Does it need two versions?  The workshop will be held in German.