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October 2019

06
October
9:00 am — 1:00 pm
@ EJCC
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Run4Peace

Meeting point: 109 Rue Froissart – A changing room will be available @ EJCC till after the run. Race: Parc du cinquantenaire Join us for a fantastic 5km run! Sport fosters mutual respect, teamwork and perseverance, so join us to “Run 4 Peace”, where we  will run together and share a message of peace and unity in diversity. We would be pleased to have you running by our side. Register here: http://www.brusselsairportmarathon.be/nl/ and join us at 9:00 at the EJCC.

09
October
8:00 pm — 9:30 pm
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Break the Fast Cocktail – Yom Kippur

Join the community on Yom Kippur prayers followed by our annual Break the Fast cocktail. Suggested contribution of 18 Euro to Account # BE10 3631 6154 0204

17
October
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Fête de Souccot

Join us with your family, together with many other Jewish communities, under the Sukkah for a wonderful evening with activities for children, a barbecue, a clown show & live music. Looking forward to seeing you!

Dance with the Torah

The European Centre for Jewish Students, EJCC and the European Synagogue are happy to invite you to annual mega Torah Party on October 20, 21 and 22. In the programme food, drinks and much dancing for a very happy celebration.

20
October
5:30 pm — 6:30 pm
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Special Children’s Workshop

Join us for a Sukka party for children from 3 to 12 (parents could join as well).  We will learn all about Sukkot, shake the Lulav, sing beautiful songs, dance with the Torah,  and even have dinner under the Sukkah!

November 2019

09
November
11:30 am — 1:00 pm
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Commemorating Kristallnacht: Learning from the past with eyes on the future

In view of the commemoration of Crystal night, we will organise a Prayer commemoration, followed by a Shabbat lunch and inspirational talks . This event is dedicated to the memory of those who perished and will unite and empower the rest of us with a spirit of hope.

15
November
November 15, 2019 5:45 pm — November 16, 2019 1:00 pm
@ EJcc Synagogue
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Shabbat project: Friday night Dinner & Shabbat Kiddush lunch

Join us for this special Shabbat uniting over 1 million Jews in over 1500 cities worldwide! Register to the Shabbat dinner on Friday, November 15 at 17:45 for a singalong inspirational Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Shabbat dinner and on Saturday, November 16, for morning services sprinkled with insights and commentaries by Rabbi Rosenblum followed by Kiddush lunch.

17
November
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ Wiltchers Steigenberger Hotel
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Mega Challa Bake

Following the major success of these past years for an event which gathers over 600 women from all walks of life to bake Challa together in a warm, fun and beautiful atmosphere, we are happy to invite you to the 5th edition of our annual Mega Challa Bake. In the programme: a challa demo, a live concert by Saguit Ben-Nathan and a walking dinner. In order to accommodate everyone  and because we were sold out last year, we have grown…

20
November
12:45 pm — 2:00 pm
@ EJCC
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Education in the 21st century: The great human challenge

Former Israeli Minister of Education, Shai Piron, will visit Brussels and he is honoring us with a conference on “Education in the 21st century: The great human challenge”. 12:45 Lunch 13:00 Talk

December 2019

11
December
5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
@ Berlaymont building – European Commission
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EuroChanukah at the European Commission 2019

We are honoured to invite you to our annual Eurochanukah celebration under the  distinguished patronage and in the presence of Vice-President of the European Commission Věra Jourová, responsible for Values and Transparency. Since Eurochanukah is an opportunity to celebrate Light and more particularly those who have shared their light, we will highlight the Exceptional contribution of European Jewish Women with the opening of an exhibition called: “Portraits”. “Portraits” pays tribute to women who have remarkably contributed in diverse domains such…

15
December
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Musée Juif de Belgique
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Chanukah workshop for the whole family

With Chanukah soon approaching we are happy to invite you to an event organised in collaboration with the Jewish Museum in the “Jewish Holidays Discovery” series. A programme for the whole family will help us discover the Super Hero in each one of us: Guided tour of the exhibition Superheroes never die – adults Guided tour and game in the exhibition, followed by a workshop ” I draw my superhero” – 5-9 years old Guided tour and game, followed by…

16
December
12:45 pm — 2:00 pm
@ 22 Rue Cornet
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Meaningful Holidays Series: Chanukah

As part of our Meaningful Holidays Series, Efraim Kahn will talk on Chanukah answering the question: Light: why we celebrate it? 12:45 Lunch 13:00-14:00 Talk

22
December
4:30 pm — 7:30 pm
@ R.P. Schuman
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EuroChanukah on R.P Schuman

Chanukah will fall this year from the eve of Sunday, December 22nd to December 30th. Join us for the lighting of the first candle of the Menorah at Rond Point Schuman, which will be followed by a Live Concert in our premises.  Looking forward to celebrating Chanukah with all of you!

22
December
5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
@ EJCC
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Chanukahland

Following the Chanukah lighting in Schuman, join us for a special program for children and their parents will take place in honour of Chanukah. Lots of fun activities, Sufganiyot, Latkes, Chanukah stories and songs. Fee: 15 euro/ child 

January 2020

29
January
4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
@ European Parliament
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Movie Screening “Fierce Light – when spirit meets action”

European Parliament, Room JAN6Q1 Join us for a Movie screening of ” Fierce Light” – When Spirit Meets Action” followed by discussion in the European Parliament. This event is co-organised with the EPP Intercultural Dialogue Group, The Chapel for Europe, the EJCC and the members of the Hope Network. Meet us for registration in the Spinelli entrance of the European Parliament at 16:00. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/yh5Qvv3UIEg

31
January
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ EJCC
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A Jewish perspective: Rethinking the Shoah in a post-war era

In honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, EJCC and the European Synagogue we organise a Confernce and Shabbat dinner with Prof. Thomas Gergely, Professor at ULB and director of the Martin Buber Judaism studies institute. Pr. Gergely will explore the diverse ways of understanding tragedy in a post-war era by our contemporary Jewish thinkers. The lecture will be followed by Shabbat dinner.  18:00 Kabbalat Shabbat 18:30 Conference 19:30 Dinner Participation: 25€ per person to EJCC -IBAN: BE10 3631 6154…

February 2020

01
February
12:15 am — 2:00 pm
@ EJCC
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Testimony of Alberto Israel – Holocaust Survivor

We are honored and privileged to host Alberto Israel, Holocaust Survivor, who will share with us his testimony. After trying for 50 years to bury the Holocaust in the most remote corners of his memory, Alberto Israel finally agreed to return to the scene of his martyrdom and testify. He returned to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1995 where he collapsed and burst into sobs. “I never cried during my detention, even when my parents were taken to the gas chamber,” he said.…

10
February
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ Jewish Museum of Belgium
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Tu B’shvat – BIO cooking show

Join us for a Tu B’shvat celebration with an exciting cooking show with world renown cook Simona El-harar! Simona will share with us her best tips for a healthy and delicious cooking, and then will show us how the prepare “stuffed figures stew” and will guide us in making a “fruity bulgur salad” with fresh herbs and grains. In the Jewish calendar, the 15th of Shevat  marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. Commonly known as Tu B’shvat, this…

12
February
12:45 pm — 2:00 pm
@ 22 Rue Cornet
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“The juicy side of fruits..” – Lunch Talk with Efraim Kahn

Join us for a lunch talk with Efraim Kahn in honour of Tu B’shvat: “The juicy side of fruits…”: From scriptures to kabbala to poetry, fruits are commonly used as metaphors. Come explore some exciting and less known such uses in a juicy Tu Bishvat class !

March 2020

03
March
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ European Parliament
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Creating a new narrative of Tolerance: The case of religious diversity in the united Arab Emirates

We would like to invite you to a conference with political and religious leaders at the European Parliament co-organised by the EJCC and the EPP Working Group Intercultural and Religious Dialogue on: “Creating a New Narrative of Tolerance: The case of religious diversity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)”. Opening remarks and welcome messages: György Hölvényi MEP and Jan Olbrycht MEP, Co-Chairmen of the WG Mairead McGuinness MEP, First Vice-president of the European Parliament, Responsible for Article 17 TFE (tbc)…

04
March
12:45 am — 2:00 pm
@ 22 Rue Cornet
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Purim: the Exil Carnival

The holiday of Purim celebrates the rescue of the Jewish people from Haman’s plan to annihilate them, as is recounted in the Book of Esther. Yet, a closer look at the text, suggests that Purim is also a celebration of something else: the Jewish people’s condition in Exile.

06
March
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ EJCC
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Shabbat Dinner & Talk: Introduction to cognitive therapy

EJCC and the European Synagogue are happy to invite you to a Conference and Shabbat dinner with Dr. Serge Gozlan, Psychiatrist, and head of the therapeutic centre for cognitive and behavioural therapy. Dr. Gozlan will give us an introduction to cognitive therapy and its effects on reducing stress and anxiety. 18:00 Kabbalat Shabbat 18:30 Dinner & Talk Participation: 25€ per person to EJCC -IBAN: BE10 3631 6154 0204 

09
March
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ EJCC
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It’s Purim – Kids Programme

Bring your children to their favorite holiday! Let them pick their favorites costumes so they have fun and come to get special Purim gifts. We have prepared an amazing programme for all children so they can get back home not too late, well fed and happy! 18:00 Dinner 18:30 Musical Workshop 19:00 Purim Gifts distribution 19:11 Meguilla Reading 15 Euro per kids, please transfer to EJCC account – IBAN: BE10 3631 6154 0204 or use PayPal: https://www.ejcc.eu/donation/

09
March
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
@ EJCC
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It’s Purim – Let’s drum again!

Yes Purim is the most joyful holiday for adults too! Join the Meguilla reading and a delicious dinner, then be part of the most exciting Drums concert with James! Looking forward to much fun, noise and harmony,

10
March
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ EJCC
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PURIM LUNCH TALK: LAST AND FINAL ISRAELI ELECTIONS

Join us to the Meguillah reading followed by a fascinating conference and a delicious Purim lunch. We will talk about the last and final Israeli election and the deal of the century.

Covid 19 – Online courses

From now on, all our lessons will be free of charge and available to everyone online and live via a link we will provide to you. Hebrew lessons Beginners: Mondays, 12:30 – 14:00 Intermediate 1: Thursday, 12:15 – 13:15 Intermediate 2: Thursday, 13:15 – 14:15 Advanced, Friday 12:30 – 14:00 Talmud: Tuesdays, 13:00 – 14:00 Tradition of Shabbat: Wednesdays, 13:00 – 14:00 Pessach course for women: Thursdays, 13:00 – 14:00 Sunday School: Sunday, March 29, 10:45 – 12:45 / Age…

29
March
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ Jewish Museum of Belgium
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Matza Bakery

Do you feel like re-discovering the Pesach holiday? Join us at the Jewish Museum with your family for a unique Matza Bake, Test your knowledge in a Kahoot game, and last but not least, Taste our delicious Matza balls soup. Pesach reminds us of our exodus from Egypt, and our journey to freedom, something we cannot miss! Children and adults are invited. All exhibitions at the Museum will be open as well: “Superheroes Never Die. Comics and Jewish Memories », « Horizontal…

29
March
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
@ EJCC
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May 2020

26
May
8:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Pre Shavuot Zoom event

Sing, Cook, Bake and Decorate your house for Shavuot with hundreds of other women from the comfort of your home using a zoomlink or on facebooklive. The MegaChallaBake team has prepared for you a great programme with live music by Saguit, Cooking demo by Simona and Guila, and flower deco with Pierre. Register on the link below to receive the list of ingredients ahead of time and the zoom link to connect.

September 2020

14
September
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ Jewish Museum of Belgium
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Jewish new year’s cocktail @ the Jewish Museum

The EJCC and the Jewish Museum are pleased to invite you to the traditional New Year’s Cocktail  at the Jewish Museum of Belgium, in the presence of and under the patronage of Philippe Close, Brussels Bourgmestre and Mrs. Barbara Cuglietta Director of the Museum. The purpose of this gathering is to introduce Rosh Hashana to a wider audience, emphasizing on the universal nature of the festival and its teachings that are more relevant than ever. In a world that is always faster, Rosh Hashanah…

16
September
8:00 pm — 9:30 pm
@ Zoom
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Zoom Interactive Baking Show

Bake the most delicious Rosh hashanah goodies with Genie Milgrom, in the comfort of your home via a zoom link together with people from all over the world. Genie Milgrom is a Miami based author, born and raised catholic, famous worldwide for her capacity to retrace the genealogy of her 15 grandmothers up to the first Jewish one who was forced to convert during the inquisition. Her latest book, Recipes of My 15 Grandmothers, is based on a recipe book she found recently, hidden…

18
September
8:00 pm — 9:30 pm
@ EJCC
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Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Start the New Year in a high note at the Rosh Hashanah dinner, celebrate this special moment, with delicious traditional foods, great camaraderie and inspiration for all. The dinner will follow social distance guidelines and is open to a limited amount of participants who will register and pay ahead of time. Fee: 40 Euros adults – 20 Euros children – 90 Euros Sponsor. Account # BE10 3631 6154 0204.

20
September
11:00 am — 6:30 pm
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Shofar in the Park

This year we want YOU ALL to be able to hear Shofar in safe way; therefore we will have three open-air meeting points during the day in which we will sound the shofar. You can come at the Synagogue from 11:00 on, to hear it during services. But you can also join us at the Guinguette at Parc Cinquantenaire between 13:30 and 15:30, or just pop in at parc leopold for a tashlich ceremony and one last blow at 18:00.

20
September
1:30 pm — 3:30 pm
@ La Guinguette
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New Year’s cocktail

Join us for a drink, refreshments and Shofar in open-air and under the roof of “The Guinguette Bar” to celebrate together new beginnings and to wish each other a Happy New Year!

29
September
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ European Synagogue
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Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah

We have the honour of inviting you at the upcoming Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah reception on Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 18:00 – Froissart 109, Brussels. Special guests will include Vice-President of the European Commission, H.E. Margaritis Schinas and First Vice-President of the European Parliament MEP Mairead McGuinness. Please note places are limited due to the social distancing regulations, so kindly RSVP as soon as possible at events@ejcc.eu.

October 2020

We’re here to help!

Sukkot at your place Last but not least, if for some reason, you cannot come to us, we will be happy to come to you and facilitate you with meaningful holidays in the comfort of your home. Reach out to us: nd.uzan@ejcc.eu

02
October
7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
@ EJcc Synagogue
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Shabbat Dinner under the Sukkah

What better way to get together than by seating in an open air dinner these days? Our 200m2 Sukka with an organic roof made of natural branches, a breeze of fresh Brussels air, and even a few drops of rain if you behave well, will give us a beautiful set up for a socially distanced, safe Shabbat Sukkot delicious dinner. Join us on Shabbat october 2, prayer services at 19:00 will be followed by dinner at 19:30. REGISTRATIONS MANDATORY. This meal is open to…

03
October
October 3, 2020 12:30 pm — October 11, 2020 2:00 pm
@ EJcc Synagogue
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Sukkot Festive Meals

The Ohel Eliezer – European Synagogue will organize the Prayer Services during the whole festival. Following the prayer services, lunches will be served at 12:30 under the Sukkah on Oct. 03,04,10 and 11

04
October
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
@ EJcc Synagogue
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Sukka Party for Kids

Sukka Party for kidzzzzz, eat lunch, build your edible Sukka and shake all 4 species.

09
October
October 9, 2020 6:00 pm — October 10, 2020 9:00 pm
@ EJcc Synagogue
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Dance with the Torah – COVID style

This year, we have decided that we will not give up on joyful events, we will just make them safe for children and adults alike so we can draw strength and joy from each other, and not miss the highlights of the holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. The European Centre for Jewish Students, EJCC and the European Synagogue are happy to invite you to a new dance: “Dance with the Torah- Covid Style”, it will surely be creative, innovative yet safe for all.…

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