Beth Yeshua was established by Lion and Elze Erwteman during Sukkot in 1991, on September 28



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 was officially ordained by the laying on of hands by rabbis – Lion and Elze Erwteman founded the municipality in Amsterdam. They lead the municipality with various teams.

The municipality 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 congrregation of Netivyah (Roeh Israel), led by Joseph Shulam and Yuda Bachana (son-in-law of Lion and Elze Erwteman).


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 

Holidays and memorial days (besides the weekly services on Shabbat) in 2018 (5778):

No time mentioned: no service, the event is only mentioned
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)