EUPJ opens EU Office


The European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) is delighted to announce that it has opened a European Union Office (EUO).The office has been established in Brussels and is located at the building housing both Beth Hillel and the IJC, our EUPJ affiliate congregations in Brussels. 


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Calling all Dutch-speaking Brussels youngsters


Are you open to a challenging experience? Are you interested in dialogue and tough debate? Axcent has been organizing activities in Brussels for years and now they have a new project for this fall: a group trip for a week, all expenses paid, to Auschwitz /Birkenau and Cracow.

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Poles Apart


My maternal grandmother, Sarah Ludski, was born in Lodz, Poland. Her mother died young and her father could not take care of his large brood alone.  So she was sent to England at the age of 13 to live with an aunt and uncle who had emigrated. Imagine a young, innocent girl boarding a ship and sailing into the unknown without a word of English. 


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Your favorite Jewish children's book - the PJ Library


We are excited to announce that PJ Library is giving us the opportunity to expand to Belgium for the first time. This is a wonderful US-based program that mails Jewish books and music to families with children from 6 months to 8 years every month.


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Teen Group Relaunch


The IJC is planning to re-launch its teen group. If you have a son or daughter between the ages of 13-19, we’d love for them to join. 


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Lecture Series: Dancing with the Enemy



Paul Glaser chanced upon a family secret and the hidden life of his Aunt Rosie by accident. Intrigued, he set out to discover more. It took many years to assemble the pieces but gradually a fascinating picture emerged.


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Register Now for Hebrew School 5778!

As summer comes to an end, now is the time to register your child/children for the IJC Hebrew School 2017-2018 (5778).  

The IJC is Belgium’s only English speaking Progressive Jewish community. The Hebrew School, now in its 14th year, is a place where our children learn about their Judaism, as well as Jewish culture and values in a comfortable, welcoming and appealing environment. Classes are from 10:00am to 12:30pm on Saturdays during the academic year.

We have exciting and engaging programs for toddlers through to bat/bar-mitzvah. We are also looking for teens interested in helping with any age group. 

Click here for the Registration Form and feel free to share this link with other interested families.

You are welcome to discuss the program with our Hebrew School Liaison Pam Meisel at or Rabbi Ira Goldberg at and/or to arrange for a one session free trial for newcomer families/children.

The IJC Hebrew School team looks forward to welcoming you to our first session – exceptionally taking place - on Sunday September 3, 2017. 

Rav Ira and the Hebrew School team