Beth Yeshua was established by Lion and Elze Erwteman during Sukkot in 1991, on September 28. The congregation is now 24 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
November 2: Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
December 1: Rosh Chodesh Kislev
December 24: after Shabbat services, in the evening Hanukkah celebration, at 5.35 p.m.
December 25: Hanukkah day 1
December 30: Rosh Chodesh Tevet
January 8: Fast of 10 Tevet
January 27: Liberation of camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1945
January 28: Rosh Chodesh Shevat
February 11: Tu Bishvat (New year of trees)
February 25: February Strike, 1941
February 27: Rosh Chodesh Adar I
March 9: Fast of Ester (Ester 4:15-17)
March 11: evening after Shabbat services: Purim Shpil, at 6.20 p.m.
March 12: Purim
March 13: Shushan Purim, in Jerusalem
March 28: Rosh Chodesh Nisan
April 10: Pesach Seider (not in Amsterdam)
April 11: Pesach day 1. Start Omer counting after sunset. Also: liberation camp Buchenwald, 1945
April 12: Liberation camp Westerbork, Netherlands, 1945
April 13: Service Resurrection of Messiah Yeshua, at 7.30 p.m. Also: Omer counting day 2.
April 15: Liberation camp Bergen-Belsen, 1945
April 17: Seventh day Pesach, at 11.30 p.m.
April 27: Rosh Chodesh Iyar
April 29: Liberation camp Dachau, 1945
April 30: Liberation camp Ravensbrück, 1945
May 1: Yom HaZikaron (remembrance victims of wars since Israel as state in 1948)
May 2: Yom H’atsmaut (Day of Independence of the state of Israel, 5 Iyar in 1948)
May 10: Pesach Sheni (Numbers 9:1-14)
May 14: Lag BaOmer (33rd day in Omer counting)
May 24: Yom Yerushalayim (unification of Jerusalem since 1967)
May 26: Rosh Chodesh Sivan
May 31: Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost), at 2 p.m.
June 12: Birthday Anne Frank (1929)
June 25: Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
July 11: Fast of 17 Tammuz
July 24: Rosh Chodesh Av
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.