What do you do if you are a Jewish family with a child approaching Bar Mitzvah age, are not a member of a synagogue and want your child to have a Bar Mitzvah ceremony? Order out, it seems – a form of DIY (Do It Yourself). Find a rabbi, a tutor and the trappings of a synagogue (a torah, etc.) to allow you to construct your own Bar Mitzvah experience.
This is the season of new beginnings. The new academic year started, autumn has begun and we celebrated the beginning of the Jewish New Year as well as Simchat Torah where we started reading the Torah again from the beginning. It also a new beginning for the IJC. As of January, we will be housed in our new home, sharing facilities with our sister community, Beth Hillel.
Last September Stefano and I celebrated our wedding in the IJC with a kiddush and very emotional speeches from our dear friends and IJC family. This celebration was to share the special moments we had this summer - our wedding!
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.
The WUPJ Center for Leadership Development and Education invites you to join the Beutel Leadership Seminar, February 15-25, 2018 in Jerusalem.This annual seminar develops leadership skills, communication skills, Hebrew language skills, cultural diversity training and programmatic skills. It enables participants to increase their knowledge about Israel as a Jewish state and its connection to Jewish history and Judaism.