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Kallah & AGM 2019

Rome 19-20 May 2019

The next Kallah and AGM will take place in Rome on 19th and 20th of May 2019 following the EUPJ Shabbaton in Rome.

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Thank you and Welcome!


The next ERA Kallah will take place as a followup of the EUPJ Shabbaton in Rome (Click here for more information). Like for the Shabbaton, meetings will be hosted at the Grand Hotel Gianicolo (

You are responsible for you own accomodation, but the Grand Hotel Gianicolo provides us with discounted prices:

  • Single Standard Room € 110.00 per night

  • Single Superioir Room € 140.00 per night

  • Double Standard Room € 130.00 per night

  • Double Superior Room € 160.00 night

Breakfast, wifi and pool is included
Roma City Tax € 6.00 per person per night in not included.

Please, contact the Event manager, Mr. Massimiliano Rinaldo, .

Click here for details about Transportation to/from the airport

Registration and Cost

To register online to the Kallah press the button :

The cost of the Kallah will be 60€.

Students rabbis, retired rabbis, unemployed, and part-time working rabbis benefit from 50% discount (30€).

You may either pay by wire transfer (Preferred method) directly to ERA using the bank information here below.



ACCOUNT ADDRESS: 80 rue des Primeurs, 1190 Brussels, Belgium

IBAN: BE73 0018 5114 4360


Or you may pay online by card using our platform:

Programme of the Kallah


Sunday 19th May:


1pm – 3pm: registration at the hotel

3pm – 5pm: ERA 2019 AGM.

5pm – 5:30pm: Coffee Break

5:30pm – 7pm: Aspects of Italian Jewry.

Prof. Marco Cassuto Morselli, President of the Federation of the Italian Jewish-Christian Friendships, and Prof. Massimo Giuliani, member of the Maimonides Foundation, will present first, a short historical, cultural, and religious profile of the Italian Jewry, with special focus on Rav Elia Benamozegh (Leghorn 1823-1900), and second, some current perspectives on Christian-Jewish dialogue in Italy, starting from the recently published collective volume La Bibbia dell'Amicizia (The Bible of Friendship), commented by 26 Jewish and 26 Christian scholars, leaders, and practitioners.

Dinner to be decided by attendees in the evening.


Monday 20th May:

8:30am – 9:30am: Shacharit

9:30am – 11:10am: European Batei Din Questions

The Heads of all Progressive European Batei Din met in Brussels on 12 November 2018. Rabbi Marc Neiger from Beith-Hillel, Brussels, will have an open discussion with some of the Rabbis who were present. It will be an opportunity for all attendees to discuss some of the matters that were examined and to bring their own questions.

11:10am – 11:30am: Coffee Break

11:30am – 1pm: Study Session: Patrilinearity

Co-presented by Rabbi Mark Solomon, Talmud Lecturer at the Leo Baeck College, and Rabbi Joram Rookmaaker, ordained by the Levisson Institute in January 2019, where he defended his rabbinic thesis on patrilinearity, will discuss the topics of patrilinearity and matrilinearity, their historical development, and their relevance in an ever-changing Jewish world today.

1pm – 2pm: Buffet lunch

2pm – 4pm: Hot Topics for Rabbis Today

Bill Echikson works in Brussels and is the Director of the EUPJ European Office in Brussels, where he represents the EUPJ before the European Institutions. Among other responsibilities, Bill Echikson is also Director of the Holocaust Remembrance Project. An observer of European affairs, Bill Chikson will discuss current hot topics for Rabbis on the European level, such as the rise of populism or Anti-Semitism. As a rabbinic body, we will discuss with him on how to tackle these issues.
Rabbi Yehoram Mazor has been until very recently the Av Beit Din of MARAM, and he is very active in Beit Din matters in Israel. He will talk to us about the current situation in Israel, so we have tools to discuss about it when needed.

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