the lighthouse gathering place

The Lighthouse (Al Manara) is a place where refugees can come and have a cup of coffee, use our free WiFi or study for a German class. It is a place where families can feel comfortable since there is a children’s play area. Lounges and a café make the Lighthouse a very welcoming place for every member of the family. There are always people ready to talk with you about spiritual and emotional needs and help with practical life questions.


Upcoming events

Come visit us during one of our events! You can relax and enjoy our comfortable place and meet new people! .


Mother's Morning

DAY: Every Tuesday!

TIME: 10:00-12:00 AM

Come and join us for children's games, German for moms and kids, crafts, healthy snacks. All mothers and their preschool children are welcome!




March 11  18:00

All are invited to an evening of music

by George Dakkak of Haleb, Syria

A short message by Pastor Charbel Malak from Beirut, Lebanon.

Dinner will be served after the event.


Game Night 

Every first and third Friday of the month!

Bring your family for Friday Game night!

Bring your family for Friday Game night!

meet the TEAM

Meet the people working and bringing The Lighthouse to life. We're a friendly group and love meeting new people!



Syrians who have been trained in the pastorate and have come to work full time at the Lighthouse with refugees in Berlin. They have been working in Brazil with refugees for 3 years and before that in Beirut, Lebanon so they have wide experience with the issues that refugees deal with. They are here to love and serve Arabic-speaking refugees



Darrell & Cheryl have worked among Arabic-speaking people for 33 years, often working with refugees in the Middle East. They are happy to be able to use their experience and language ability to help Syrian refugees in Berlin, guiding them through the period of transition and uncertainty. 


visit us

Motzstraße 45

10777 Berlin

Viktoria-Luise Platz


(49) 0176 21420874


Monday - Friday – 10:00 – 18:00                Saturday   13:00-18:00
Sunday - Spanish gathering 11:00

Wed – 19:00-21:00  German language café  (come practice speaking German!)   Friday (1st & 3rd) - 19:00-21:00 Game night   Saturday - 16:00 Bible Study & discussion





Contact Us

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get involved

We are always looking for people to help, donate time, money or other resources. Below are a few opportunities we are currently seeking to find help with.

Conversation Partners

If you are living in Berlin and looking for ways to help with refugees, we need German-speaking people to join us as “conversation partners” since most refugees have little opportunity to practice the German they are learning in class. Click below to give us your contact information or come in to the Lighthouse and talk with one of the staff.

Seeking Renting to Refugees Opportunities

One of the biggest needs among refugees is a permanent place to live. Some have been searching for more than 2 years for an apartment. If you have a small apartment or know someone who would be willing to rent to refugees,


If you would like to give online to the Lighthouse project, click below and type in “Berlin Refugee Project” with the amount you’d like to give. Thank you!