The congregation is now 26 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.
Address of our building:
Veluwelaan 20 (corner with Betuwelaan), 1079 RA Amsterdam.
at the S-border of Amsterdam. No need to enter the city in order to reach us!
Main Office of Beth Yeshua:
020-8906950 (Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
DIRECTIONS to our building by car and train
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 2017-2018:
No time mentioned: no service, the event is only mentioned
9 November: Remembrance Kristallnacht (1938)
19 November: Rosh Chodesh Kislev (new month)
12 December: Chanukkah, first light
16 December: after the regular service and Havdalah, at 5.30 p.m., 5th light
19 December: Rosh Chodesh Tevet (new month)
17 January: Rosh Chodesh Shevat
27 January: Liberation camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1945
31 January: Tu Bishvat (New Year of the Trees)
16 February: Rosh Chodesh Adar
25 February: February Strike, 1941
28 February: Day of Fasting of Ester (read Ester 4:15-17)
1 March: Purim
17 March: Rosh Chodesh Nisan
30 March: Erev Pesach (chametz forbidden from 10.41 a.m.)
2 April: Second day Omer count; Remembrance Resurrection by Yeshua, the Messiah
5 April: Service seventh day Pesach, at 7 p.m. (see April 6)
6 April: Seventh day Pesach, service on April 5 at 7 p.m.
11 April: Liberation camp Buchenwald, 1945
12 April: Liberation camp Westerbork, 1945; Yom HaShoa
15 April: Liberation camp Bergen-Belsen, 1945
16 April: Rosh Chodesh Iyar
18 April: Yom HaZikaron (Remembrance victims Israel since 1948)
19 April: Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day Israel)
29 April: Liberation camp Dachau, 1945
30 April: Liberation camp Ravensbrück, 1945
3 May: Lag BaOmer (33rd day of Omer count)
13 May: Yom Yerushalayim (Reunification of Jerusalem since June 1967)
15 May: Rosh Chodesh Sivan
20 May: Shavuot (Feast of Weeks); service time and location will be made known
12 June: Birthday Anne Frank (1929)
14 June: Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
13 July: Rosh Chodesh Av
22 July: Tisha B’Av (Fasting of 9 Av, changed to Sunday because of Shabbat)
2 August: Remembrance Holocaust Roma-Gipsies
11 August: Rosh Chodesh Ellul
15 August: Remembrance Holocaust Dutch-Indies
10 September: Rosh HaShanah 5779 (Yom Teruah, Rosh Chodesh Tishri, New Year (service time and location will be made known)