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of the Gefilte Fest Dresden

Decided at the founding meeting on March 5th, 2015 in Dresden.
      Registered in the register of associations of the district court of Dresden
under registration number VR … on ….


For all designations that refer to people, the wording chosen means both sexes, even if the masculine form is used for reasons of easier readability.
The work of the Gefilte Fest Dresden is based on the conviction that international understanding and tolerance are promoted particularly successfully by getting to know each other's culture, language, customs and religions. In addition, cooking, eating and culinary customs have always influenced each other between cultures, and so Jewish cuisine and its traces in Saxony, Germany and Europe offer a winning start to a shared experience. In this sense, the Gefilte Fest Dresden eV has the following statutes:

§ 1 Name, registered office, financial year
  1. The association bears the name "Gefilte Fest Dresden" and is to be entered in the register of associations at the District Court of Dresden and then bears the addition "eV".

  2. It is based in Dresden.

  3. The financial year is the calendar year.

§ 2 Goals and tasks of the association
  1. The aim of the association is

    1. to promote international understanding through the encounter of the Dresden / Saxon audience with the customs, dishes and traditional and religious backgrounds of Jewish cuisine.

    2. Strengthening of tolerance and openness in Dresden and Saxony by communicating positive shared experiences and new knowledge of special kitchen traditions - in this case in Judaism.

    3. Reducing and preventing anti-Semitism and xenophobia through encounters and shared experiences.

    4. Announcement of Jewish cuisine and its connection to German cuisine.

    5. To emphasize the importance of kashrut (purity laws) for strengthening conscious nutrition and sustainable handling of food and the environment.

    6. (To make traditions and rituals tangible today.)

  2. The association achieves its goals in particular through

    1. regular organization and organization of a food festival of Jewish cuisine in Dresden,

    2. informing the public,

    3. Cooperation with other institutions and initiatives in the field of education, political education and the promotion of democracy.

    4. Offers on the topic of Jewish cuisine at schools, citizens of all ages.

    5. Publications in Jewish associations, communities and institutions.

    6. Providing information and promoting health aspects, sustainability and environmental compatibility in the production, preparation and consumption of kosher food.

§ 3 tax privilege
  1.  The association pursues exclusively and directly charitable   purposes within the meaning of the "Tax-privileged purposes" section of the tax code. The association is selflessly active; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.

  2. Funds of the association may only be used for statutory purposes. With the exception of reimbursement of expenses or reimbursement of expenses (flat rate for volunteer work), the members do not receive any benefits from the association's funds. When they leave, they have no claims whatsoever to the association's assets. No person may be favored by expenses that are alien to the purposes of the association or by disproportionately high remuneration.

§ 4 Membership
  1. All natural and legal persons who support the goals of the association can become members.

  2. The desire for membership must be suitably expressed to the board of the association. This finally decides on the admission with a simple majority of votes. In the event of refusal of admission, the board is not obliged to inform the person concerned of the reasons that led to non-admission. 

  3. The General Assembly can also appoint members (so-called honorary members). These must accept the appeal for the effectiveness of the membership.

  4. Membership ends through resignation, expulsion or loss of legal capacity.

  5. The (voluntary) resignation of a member takes place by means of a written declaration to the Board of Directors at the end of the financial year.

  6. A member can be expelled by resolution of the Board of Directors if it acts contrary to the association's goals or does not meet its obligations to the association. The member can appeal to the General Assembly against the decision. This is the final decision. The member is to be invited to the meeting and to be heard.

  7. In the event of termination of membership, the former member is not entitled to any claims against the association.

  8. The General Assembly decides on a fee schedule. This applies to all members.

§ 5 Rights and duties of the members
§ 6 organs of the association

The bodies of the Association are the General Meeting and the Executive Board.

§ 7 General Assembly
  1. The supreme body is the General Assembly. It is usually headed by the chairperson of the board of directors.

  2. The General Assembly draws up the guidelines for the work of the association and decides on questions of fundamental importance. The tasks of the General Assembly include in particular:

    1. Election and deselection of the board of directors

    2. Advice on the status and planning of the work

    3. Approval of the business plan presented by the Board of Directors

    4. Resolution on the annual accounts

    5. Receipt of the annual report of the board of directors

    6. Resolution on the discharge of the board

    7. Adoption of the contribution regulations, which are not part of the statutes

    8. Resolution on the need for further regulations (e.g. rules of procedure) and their adoption. 

    9. Resolution on the assumption of new tasks or the withdrawal from tasks on the part of the association

    10. Resolution on amendments to the articles of association and the dissolution

  3. The General Assembly meets as often as necessary, usually once a year.

  4. An extraordinary general meeting takes place if at least 25% of the members request it, stating reasons. It must meet no later than five weeks after receipt of the application for a written appeal.

  5. Each general meeting convened in accordance with the articles of association is recognized as having a quorum regardless of the number of   members of the association who have appeared; their decisions are taken by majority vote; each full member has one vote.

  6. If prevented, each full member can give their vote in writing to another member for previously formulated draft resolutions.

  7. A record is to be made of the resolutions and, insofar as it is necessary to understand how they came about, also of the essential course of the negotiation. It is signed by the chairman of the meeting and the minute taker.

§ 8 Board of Directors
  1. The board consists of the chairman, the deputy chairman and the treasurer. They form the executive board in the sense of § 26 BGB. The board members work on a voluntary basis.

  2. Board members can only be natural persons of legal age.

  3. A joint signature by two members of the Executive Board is sufficient for legally binding representation.

  4. The term of office of the board members is 4 years. They remain in office until the appointment of the new Board of Directors.

  5. If a board member resigns before the end of the election period, the board is entitled to appoint a provisional board member who will remain in office until the next general meeting.

  6. The office of the board of directors is exercised on a voluntary basis.

  7. The Board of Directors should meet regularly.

  8. The resolutions are to be recorded in writing and signed by the Chairman of the Management Board.

  9. The General Assembly is convened in writing by a member of the Executive Board at least four weeks in advance, stating the provisional agenda. Texts that are delivered via electronic media are also deemed to be in writing. Notifications of any kind are deemed to have been received when they are sent to the address or e-mail address given to the association
    is directed and dispatched.

§ 9 data protection, personal rights
  1. In order to fulfill the tasks defined in these statutes and the purpose of the association, the association processes personal data and data about the personal and factual circumstances of its members. This data is also stored, transmitted and modified.

  2. Through their membership and the associated recognition of these statutes, the members of the 

    1. Storage, 

    2. Editing, 

    3. Processing and 

    4. Transmission of your personal data in the context of fulfilling the tasks and purposes of the association. Any other use of data (e.g. data sale) is not permitted.

  3. Each member has the right to 

    1. Information about his stored data, 

    2. Correction of his stored data in case of inaccuracy, 

    3. blocking of his data and 

    4. deletion of his data.

  4. Through their membership and the associated recognition of these statutes, the members further agree to the publication of pictures and names in print and telemedia as well as electronic media in the sense of the association's purpose. The right to block and delete personal data is not affected. 

§ 10 Amendments to the Articles of Association and Dissolution
  1. The General Assembly decides on changes to the Articles of Association, the change in the purpose of the association and the dissolution. Proposals for changes to the statutes, changes in purpose and dissolution must be sent to the members entitled to vote no later than one month before the meeting of the general assembly. A majority of three quarters of the voters present is required for the resolution.

  2. Changes or additions to the statutes, which are prescribed by the competent register authority or the tax office, are implemented by the board and do not require a resolution by the general meeting. They are to be communicated to the members at the latest with the next invitation to the general assembly.

  3. In the event of dissolution, the withdrawal of the association's legal capacity or the cessation of tax-privileged purposes, the entire property falls to the Jewish Music and Theater Week Dresden eV or its legal successor, with the condition that it be used exclusively and directly in accordance with its previous goals and tasks in accordance with § 2 to use.

Dresden, March 5th, 2015

Signatures of the founding members

in the original with address and date of birth

in alphabetic order

Nils Brabandt
Petrina Delivani
Daniela Larsen
Kai Lautenschläger
Valentina Marcenaro
Alexander Nachama
Nazanin Zandi

  1. The General Assembly issues a fee schedule that regulates the amount of the annual fees to be paid.

  2. Current changes in bank details and personal contact details must be communicated to the association immediately.

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