Beth Yeshua was established by Lion and Elze Erwteman during Sukkot in 1991, on September 28. The congregation is now 25 years old. Lion Erwteman is the son of two Jewish parents and he was born in the city of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1949. He and his wife graduated in biology. After studies in Talmud and Torah in America Lion and Elze Erwteman established congregation Beth Yeshua in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They lead the congregation with several teams.
Lion and Elze Erwteman
020-8906950 (Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Address of our building:
Veluwelaan 20 (corner with Betuwelaan), 1079 RA Amsterdam.
At the fringes of Amsterdam. No need to enter the city in order to reach us.
All of our services are open for members and non-members, Jewish and non-Jewish.
Weekly Shabbat services at 11.30 a.m. And all of the Jewish holidays.
Language (besides songs and prayers in Hebrew): Dutch, with translation into English
Holidays and memorial days (besides the weekly services on Shabbat) in 2016:
No time mentioned: no service, the event is only mentioned
August 1: Tisha B’Av (remembrance of destructions of our Temples en the behavior which led to it)
August 2: Remembrance of Holocaust gypsies
August 7: Tu B’Av (15 Av, Day of joy)
August 15: Remembrance of Holocaust of Dutch-Indies
August 23: Rosh Chodesh Ellul
September 21: Rosh Hashana 5778, at 11.30 a.m. (white clothes)
29 September: Kol Nidre (start Yom Kippur), at 7 p.m. (white clothes)
30 September: Yom Kippur (cont’d), at 6:15 p.m. (white clothes)
4 October: Succot, begins after sunset
5 October: Succot, service at 11:30 a.m.
7 October: 26th birthday of Beth Yeshua, during regular service
12 October: Shmini Atseret and start Simchat Torah, at 6:30 p.m.
14 October: Revolt and closure of camp Sobibor (1943)
21 October: Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (new month)
9 November: Remembrance of Kristallnacht (1938)
19 November: Rosh Chodesh Kislev (new month)
12 December: Channukah, first light at 4:15 p.m.
16 December: after regular service and Havdala, at 5.30 p.m., 5th light with party and buffet meal
19 December: Rosh Chodesh Tevet (new month)