To honor the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, B'nai B'rith International's World Center and B’nai B’rith Frankfurt Lodge President Ralph Hofmannarranged a goodwill soccer tour by the German women's powerhouse FCC Turbine Potsdam.
The squad arrived in Germany on Monday and will remain for the rest of the week. Coverage of the visit can be found in the Jerusalem Post and through team social media and publications.
Read excerpts from the publications, below:
Die Spielerinnen von Turbine Potsdam sind gestern in Israel gelandet. Heute und morgen haben sie Zeit, sich ein wenig zu akklimatisieren und einige Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bestaunen, eh sie morgen gegen das israelische U19-Team antreten. Übrigens: das Spiel können Sie ab 17 Uhr deutscher Zeit im Live-Stream des israelischen Sportkanals sport5 verfolgen.
B’nai B’rith World Center Trustee and B’nai B’rith Frankfurt Lodge President Ralph Hofmann initiated the visit.
The team’s trip will be a milestone in woman’s soccer in Israel. It will provide an opportunity to improve the sporting level, while also increasing interest in women’s soccer and improving sporting ties between the two countries.
The team’s visit will include an official friendly match with the Israeli national under-19 team, training clinics and visits to significant national and historical sites including Jerusalem’s Old City, Masada and Yad Vashem.
The visit was coordinated by the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem – the official presence of B’nai B’rith International in Jerusalem and its public affairs arm in Israel.
Nearly 30 players and professional staff will participate in the visit, in addition to two representatives of the German television station RBB.