Beit Ha’Chidush of Amsterdam
Beit Ha’Chidush (House of Renewal) is an independent Jewish congregation whose roots date back to December 1, 1995 when a diverse group of Jewish people conducted a Friday evening service in a living room in Amsterdam. We seek to celebrate, revive and modernize our Jewish civilization by conducting participatory and egalitarian services. Beit Ha’Chidush is a modern Jewish community for everyone with a Jewish family background. We are a community based on equality: BHC welcomes people with one or two Jewish parents; men, women and any other gender identity; straight or lgbtqi; parents and children; youths and older people.
Three times a month and at festivals, BHC members gather in the attractive Uilenburg synagogue in the former Jewish area in the center 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.
Photo by Jacq Carver
Beit HaChidush of Amsterdam the Netherlands will organize Pride Shabbat on Friday evening August 3, 2018, celebrating LGBTQI sexuality & diversity, at the Uilenburger Synagogue, Nieuwe Uilenburgstraat 91.
Our gates open at 6 pm & a potluck dinner will start at 6:30 pm. We ask you to bring vegetarian / kosher-style food. We will provide drinks and for the oneg a glass of pink bubbly.
The service begins at 8 pm.
Afterwards we can talk, nosh & drink in our 18th century shul.
Everyone, Jewish or not, LGBTQI or straight, is welcome!
Services will be led by Peter Luijendijk.
Jelle Zijlstra is our cantor.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baruchiem Haba’iem! Welcome!
We ask everyone who can to sponsor the Pride Shabbat oneg collectively, contributing by bank transfer to the BHC account number NL64INGB0007361168 mentioning Pride Shabbat 2018.
If you are planning a visit to Amsterdam Pride, let us welcome you to Pride Shabbat.