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Have you read about our first discussion session for the Jewish Manifesto? Have you thought to yourself: how can I be a part of this exciting exploration? Well, it’s easy! All you have to do is sign up and show up.

Online and Face-to-Face Sessions!

Discussions are on a Monday evening and begin at 19.00. We meet at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

OCT: The Jewish/Israel Conflation

So, you are Jewish, what do you think about Israel/Palestine?

For many Jews in the Netherlands, being Jewish is reduced to Israel/Palestine or the Holocaust. During our next discussion together for the Jewish Manifesto, we will discuss what this means for us. And how we see ourselves as connected — or not — to Israel.

Online: Sign up for 16 Oct

Face-to-face: Sign up for 23 Oct

NOV: Your Questions

For more than a year we have been talking to Jews throughout the Netherlands about their experiences. In this final conversation of the Jewish Manifesto, we want to take some of the questions raised by previous participants and delve deeper into them. We will conclude the conversation with a celebratory toast: l’chaim, to life.

Online: Sign up for 20 Nov

Face-to-face: Sign up for 27 Nov

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Am I Jewish Enough to Take Part?

Am I Jewish enough to participate? (The answer is probably yes) I’m not religious… (Jewish enough) I don’t know any other Jews… (Jewish enough) I have a Jewish father or one Jewish grandparent (Jewish enough) I’m a convert to Judaism… (Jewish enough) I know nothing about Jewish stuff… (Jewish enough) I had spareribs yesterday…. (Jewish enough) My specific concern is not on this list and I am super anxious about it!!! (Mazal tov! probably nobody’s more Jewish)

What is the Jewish Manifesto?

The Jewish Manifesto is a declaration of our fears, dreams, desires, and demands for Jewish culture in the Netherlands. And we’re creating it with you, using the most Jewish way we know: through discussion and analysis – chevrutah style.

If you don’t know what chevrutah means, don’t worry. Neither did many of us until recently. Chevrutah means fellowship – as in fellowship of the ring, only Jewish. It’s about learning together and is exciting and fun. As a bonus, the process becomes more meaningful the longer you study together.