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19 October 2017 | 29 Tishri 5778

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The LJG Amsterdam is a dynamic and growing Jewish community with over 1,800 members. As the largest of the ten liberal Jewish communities in the Netherlands, the LJG Amsterdam offers a wide range of services and programmes.

There are also many social activities and cultural programmes for all ages and groups such as Café LJG, concerts, art programmes, lectures, tours, youth activities and trips, an annual football/soccer tournament and much more. In addition we also have a monthly (Oneg Shabbat) after the early service on Friday evening, Erev Shabbat we all come together for a lovely Shabbat dinner.

Our Shabbat and holiday services as well as the celebration of life cycle events are at the heart of the LJG Amsterdam. Our rabbis, cantor, and others all contribute to making these moments inspiring and meaningful. For further information about our Shabbat and holiday services click here.
For further information about celebrating a lifecycle  event with our community click here.

In addition, the community provides a great number of educational programmes for all ages: via its popular Study Centre, its excellent weekly Religious School (Talmud Torah), its monthly  lunch and learn programme for 20-30 somethings, weekly member-led Shabbat study group as well as other series and events .

LJG Amsterdam believes strongly that as a community we must do what we can to engage in tikkun olam, making the world a better place. As such, our community plays an active role in the inter-religious dialogue in the city. Our award winning programme “get to know your neighbour” brings post secondary school students from all backgrounds and faiths to the synagogue to learn about Judaism and to meet Jewish people. The LJG also participates in  the City of Amsterdam’s anti-discrimination campaign. Furthermore, we participate in the World Union for Progressive Judaism’s Mitzvah Day and have an active tikkum olam committee that regularly engages the community in this mitzvah.

LJG Amsterdam is proud of its new award winning building. The premises, which were inaugurated by the Crown Prince of the Netherlands on 1 August 2010, contains not only a beautiful inspiring sanctuary, it also has fine meeting and event spaces, classrooms, a Judaica shop, a lending library, offices and a fully equipped catering kitchen.

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