Kehillat Beit Ha'Chidush

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Uilenburg synagogue (1766), Amsterdam

 

Welcome to the Jewish Community Beit Ha'Chidush

Beit Ha'Chidush (House of Renewal) is an independent Jewish congregation, founded by unaffiliated secular and progressive-religious Jews.

We seek to celebrate, revive and modernize our Jewish civilization by conducting participatory and egalitarian services, by educating ourselves in both traditional and critical Jewish insights, by developing meaningful rituals and ceremonies, and by including thinkers, artists and musicians in this process of renewing our heritage.

We are inspired by the European Hashkala (Jewish Enlightenment) and by the contemporary Reconstructionist, Renewal and Cultural Jewish movements. Our goal is to build a (transnational) community that synthesizes contemporary religious life with the full spectrum of Jewish culture. Our rabbi is Hannah Nathans.

BHC = equality

Beit Ha'Chidush is a modern Jewish community for everyone with a Jewish family background. We are a community based on equality: BHC is welcoming people with one or two Jewish (grand)parents; men and women; straight or gay; parents and children; youths and older people. If your partner is not Jewish you're both welcome. If you have children, they can join our Jewish Sunday classes Ledor Wador ('from generation to generation').

BHC = modernity

Twice a month and with festivals, BHC members gather in the attractive Uilenburger synagogue in the former Jewish area of Amsterdam. We celebrate Shabbat and major festivals based on traditional sources. However, we constantly try to find ways to connect to modern life, e.g. from Jewish Renewal and other modern Jewish movements. For services we use our own Sidur Ha'Chidush (prayer book and order of the service).

BHC = informal

Just come to visit us and experience BHC's informal, warm and enjoyable atmosphere. We have a Kabbalat Shabbat celebration each first Friday of the month at 8 PM, and once a month a Shacharit (Saturday morning) service at 10.30 AM. Please refer to the calendar for the precise dates and place. You can contact us by e-mail or telephone to let us know that you wish to come to the service. If you wish, we can also provide you with some more information.

BHC = democratic

Beit Ha'Chidush is an association with a chosen Board and General Meetings in which all major resolutions are presented to the members.


BHC-services are held in the Uilenburg Synagogue. This building was established in 1766 in the heart of Amsterdam's Jewish quarter. It's located downtown Amsterdam, close to the Jewish Historical Museum, and the Portugese Synagogue at the Waterlooplein.


ADDRESS
Uilenburg synagogue, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam

 

 

 

Let's celebrate Shabbat together!

 

shabbat, foto met 2 brandende kaarsen

 

 

KABBALAT SHABBAT AND SHACHARIT

Kabbalat Shabbat-service

Monthly, every first Friday evening we celebrate Kabbalat at the Uilenburg synagogue
Start: 8.00 p.m. - Oneg ca. 9.30 p.m.

For more information see also the calendar on the Dutch page.


Shacharit-service

Monthly, two weekends after our Kabbalat Shabbat-service, we celebrate Shacharit on Saturday morning at the Uilenburg synagogue.

Start: 09:30 a.m.

However in 2014 there are two exceptions: In august the Shacharit will be on the 23rd and in october the Shacharit will be on the 25th.

And furthermore we celebrate all Jewish holidays!

For more information see also the calendar on the Dutch page.

 

MORE ACTIVITIES

 

 

LEDOR WADOR

(from generation to generation)

 

Ledor Wador is BHC's playfull learning program for kids from 6 to 13
(including Bar/Bat Mitsvah training).

New classes start in September.

Please contact: Marcella Levie

 

Ledor Wador

The Ledor Wador children of 2012

Our new Sidur is available again!

The second edition of the BHC Sidur is available now.
This corrected edition has a sturdier, but still flexible cover. Two prayers have been added: one for Israel and one for democracy.
These prayers also are printed on a separate page, which can be easily enclosed at the inside of the back cover in the first edition with a the provided sticking strip.

To order

email to: bhc.secretariaat@gmail.com
Please note your complete name and address in the mail. Costs: members and friends: € 32,50; others

€ 42,50. Mailing costs: within the Netherlands: €5,00/ abroad: €11,00
Pay before sending at NL82INGB0005713784 Beit Ha'Chidush - please note Sidur.

Through the same e-mailaddress and procedure obtainable: the page with the two added prayers.
Costs: €2,50, mailing included.
Both items also available previous to our services at the Uilenburgersynagoge; cash or filled out bank form only.


MEMBERSHIP

General information or information about membership, becoming a friend or benefactor please contact: bhc.secretariaat@gmail.com


 

CONTACT INFORMATION

General

info@beithachidush.nl

ING Bank accountnr.: NL64 INGB 0007 3611 68 

Service schedule
directions to locations, Ledor Wador

 

Board and Commitees

 

Rabbi Hannah Nathans

 

 

Marcella Levie

+31 (0)20-6241523

 

 

see page organisatie

 

bhc.rabbijn@gmail.com

 

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Beit Ha'Chidush
Postbus 10759
1001 ET Amsterdam
KvK 41217431

 

Algemeen
info@beithachidush.nl

 

Kabbalat Shabbat
Elke eerste vrijdag van de maand
20.00 uur
Uilenburger Synagoge
Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91
Amsterdam

 

Shabbat ochtend
info@beithachidush.nl

 

Donaties
NL64INGB0007361168

 

Download Chidushim (PDF)

 

Aanvragen
Nieuwsbrief

 

Reacties BHC website

 

Voor en door leden BHC