Community life and recreational activities
Beyond denominational boundaries
Simon Baum from Bruschied (1851 to 1914) was a sought after musician who performed at dance venues all over the Hunsrück. He compiled his partially self-composed music in a notebook found in the attic of his former home. Heiner Schneider, director of the Stumm Organ Association in Rhaunen, conveyed it as memorabilia to the “Förderkreis” of Synagogue Laufersweiler in 2016. Irith Gabriely und Peter Przystaniak arranged this musical composition from that collection and titled it the SaBa-Polka . SaBa is an acronym taken from the name "Samuel Baum", the son of Simon Baum, who was also a music teacher and who was last in possession of the notebook. "Saba" is also the Hebrew designation for "grandfather". As of 2021, six compositions have been "reconstructed".
The following slide presentation provides insight into the diversity of activities Jewish members participated in within their cultural associations and sports clubs.
Tanzkurs in Kastellaun
Fußballmannschaft des RjF
Gau-Sportfest des Sportvereins Kastellaun
Theater- und Musikfreunde Kastellaun
Schützenverein Wilhelm Tell, Kastellaun
Notenbuch des Simon Baum
Exclusion of Jewish members