Welcome to Brussels. A weekend of celebration and commemoration is scheduled, beginning on Shabbat evening, 9 November, and running through to the Open Executive Board meeting on Sunday, 11 November. The EUPJ will officially open its European Union office on Saturday evening.

This Shabbaton promises to be an important culmination of celebration and commemoration:

  • Centennial Anniversary of WWI 1914-18 Armistice, 11 November
  • 80 Years “Kristallnacht” 9/10 November 1938
  • Opening of new EUPJ EU Office

Take an opportunity to meet, engage with and hear from the EUPJ Board at their European Assembly and Open Executive Board meeting.

Enjoy a warm Jewish gathering with both the community of Beth Hillel and IJC Brussels. In addition, there will be services and special events to make this weekend in the European capital one that you will never forget.

Please note: With the exception of the Saturday afternoon tours all events will take place at Beth Hillel-IJC.

Friday, 9 November
18:00   Welcome drinks, Beth Hillel-IJC
19.00   Joint French-English Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Marc Neiger, Beth Hillel and Rabbinical Intern Brian Doyle, IJC
20:30   Kiddush + Buffet

Saturday, 10 November
09.30   Torah study
10:30   Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by EUPJ rabbis
13:00   Kiddush + buffet
14:30   Guided tours:

A) European Union Institutions
B) Jewish Brussels
Please note: All tours have limited numbers and will be subject to a first come, first serve basis.  Transport will be provided to these attractions. A detailed itinerary will be provided to all  participants ahead of the Shabbaton.

18:15   Havdallah
18:30   EU Office Opening Ceremony
20:15   Buffet
22:00   End

Sunday 11 November
10:00   Commemoration of WWI Armistice , workshops and discussion groups, followed by Buffet Lunch
13:00   EUPJ European Assembly and  Open Executive Board meeting
15:00   End

Venue: Beth Hillel / IJC: 80 rue des Primeurs, B-1190 Brussels
Phone: 00 32 2 332 25 28

Contact: Deborah Grabiner

Delegates must book their own transfers and hotels. We have negotiated special rates and recommend the following three hotel choices, from comfortable budget to Old World luxury. Deadline for registration: Friday, 26 October 2018.

For more information visit: https://eupj.org/event/shabbaton-in-brussels/