HUC-JIR students led by Dr. Leah Hochman, Associate professor for Modern Jewish Thought, HUC-JIR/LA), who are traveling through Germany on a mission of education and remembrance, attended the dedication of a plaque marking the home of Abraham Geiger on the occasion of his 200th birthday. In attendance were the deputy speaker of Germany's federal parliament Petra Pau, secretary of state for culture André Schmitz, the chairwoman of the Jewish Community of Berlin Lala Suesskind, many other dignitaries, and Geiger's great-grandnephew Micha Ramati and great-granddaughter Dr. Andrea Lissner. In their speeches Lala Suesskind, André Schmitz, and Rabbi Walter Homolka of the Abraham Geiger College honoured Abraham Geiger as pioneer of Reform Judaism, major force of Muslim-Jewish dialogue, and advocate of academic training for rabbis within the state university system. On Friday evening, HUC-JIR students and faculty will join the rabbinical students of the Geiger College in Potsdam to celebrate a joint Kabbalat Shabbat under the leadership of Rabbi Michael Leipziger, to be followed by an interactive conversation with Dr. Walter Homolka, Chairman of Geiger College. Follow HUCgermany on twitter at www.twitter.com/HUCgermany to find out what our students are doing right now!