Address of our building:
Veluwelaan 20 (corner with Betuwelaan), 1079 RA Amsterdam.
At the southern border of Amsterdam. No need to enter the city in order to reach us!
DIRECTIONS to our building by car and train
Main Office of Beth Yeshua:
Phone: 020-8906950 (Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Weekly Shabbat services, at 11.30 a.m.
Our services are open for members and non-members, Jewish and non-Jewish.
Language (besides songs and prayers in Hebrew): Dutch, with translation into
Holidays and memorial days in 2018-2019 (5778-5779):
No time mentioned: no service, the event is only mentioned
1 September: NO SERVICE
9 September: Rosh HaShanah 5779 (at sunset)
10 September: Rosh HaShanah 5779 (Yom Teruah, Rosh Chodesh Tishri, New Year), at 11.30 a.m.
12 September: Fast of Gedalyah
18 September: Kol Nidre (erev Yom Kippur), at 7.20 p.m. precisely (white clothing, no leather, no jewelry, no make-up and/or perfume)
19 September: Yom Kippur, at 6.55 p.m. precisely (white clothing, no leather, no jewelry, no make-up and/or perfume)
23 September: Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), at 7.15 p.m.
24 September: Sukkot
1 October: Shmini Atzeret (last day Sukot), at 7.00 p.m. (combined with Simchat Torah)
2 October: Simchat Torah (Joy of the Law)
10 October: Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
9 November: Rosh Chodesh Kislev
9 November: Remembrance Kristallnacht, 1938
2 December: Channukah (Rededication of the Temple)
8 December: (after regular Shabbat services) Channukah 7th light, at 5.30 p.m.
9 December: Rosh Chodesh Tevet
18 December: Fast of 10 Tevet
7 January: Rosh Chodesh Shevat
21 January: Tu Bishvat (New Year of the trees)
27 January: Liberation camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1945
6 February: Rosh Chodesh Adar
25 February: February Strike, 1941
8 March: Rosh Chodesh Adar
20 March: Fast of Ester (read Ester 4:15-17)
20 March: Purim Shpil, at 7.00 p.m.
21 March: Purim
6 April: Rosh Chodesh Nisan
11 April: Liberation camp Buchenwald, 1945
12 April: Liberation camp Westerbork, 1945
15 April: Liberation camp Bergen-Belsen, 1945
19 April: Erev Pesach (no chametz from 11.00 a.m.)
20 April: NO SERVICE
22 April: Service as remembrance of resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah, at 10.30 a.m.; second day of Omer count
24 April: Remembrance Armenian genocide, 1915
25 April: Service seventh day Pesach, at 7.00 p.m.
26 April: Seventh day Pesach
29 April: Liberation camp Dachau, 1945
30 April: Liberation camp Ravensbrück, 1945
1 May: Remembrance services Yom HaShoah
2 May: Yom HaShoah
6 May: Rosh Chodesh Iyar
8 May: Yom HaZikaron (Remembrance victims Israel since 1948)
9 May: Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day Israel, 71 years)
23 May: Lag BaOmer (33rd day Omer count)
2 June: Yom Yerushalayim (Unification of Jerusalem, 52 years since June 1967)
4 June: Rosh Chodesh Sivan
9 June: Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), at 7.00 p.m.
12 June: Birthday Anne Frank (1929)
4 July: Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
21 July: Fast of 17 Tammoez
2 August: Rosh Chodesh Av
2 August: Remembrance Holocaust Romani Gypsies
11 August: Tisha B’Av (Fast of 9 Av, changed one day because of Shabbat)
15 August: Remembrance Holocaust Netherlands-Indies
1 September: Rosh Chodesh Ellul
30 September: Rosh HaShanah 5780 (Yom Teruah, Rosh Chodesh Tishri, New Year), at 11.30 a.m.
Beth Yeshua is a Jewish Messiah confessing congregation, located in Amsterdam where weekly services are held, in addition to all Jewish festivals. The municipality is nationally oriented, with departments spread across the Netherlands.
Beth Yeshua is now 26 years old. Lion Erwteman is the son of two Jewish parents and was born in Eindhoven in 1949. Lion and his wife Elze graduated in biology. After the completion of a second doctoral study, in theology, Talmud and Torah in America – where Lion Erwteman has been ordained officially by smichah, the laying on of hands by rabbis – Lion and Elze Erwteman founded the congregation in Amsterdam. They lead the congregation with various teams.
The congregation has public weekly services, celebrations of all Jewish holidays, Jewish education, fun activities, interesting lectures, courses, youth work, education, social-pastoral and financial care.
Beth Yeshua works together and is closely associated with a large religious ordaining organisation in America and with leaders of congregations in the Netherlands and with Jewish Messianic congregations in Israel, especially the congregation of Netivyah (Roeh Israel), led by Joseph Shulam and Yuda Bachana (son-in-law of Lion and Elze Erwteman).