In addition to synagogue and mikveh, the cemetery is an integral part of every Jewish community. The medieval cemetery was overbuilt in the 15th century. Its gravestones, however, were re-used as building material.
When a new Jewish community developed in Erfurt in the 19th century, a cemetery was established, too. Soon it became too small for the fast-growing community. Today, a memorial stone commemorates the former burial place.
The Jewish Community Centre, founded in 2001, is an additional cultural and educational facility for the growing community. What is more, it fosters the transmission of knowledge about religious and cultural Jewish life.