Kallah & AGM 2020

Geneva 3-5 May 2020

The next Kallah and AGM will take place in Geneva on 3rd to 5th of May 2020 following the EUPJ Biennial Conference.

Details and registration to be published soon.

After Brussels, Prague, and Rome, the next Kallah of the EUPJ Rabbinic Assembly will be held in Geneva, following the EUPJ Biennial Conference. European Rabbis are invited to come together for Torah study, to reflect on the current issues that we are facing as Rabbis in Europe, and to express our unique Jewish European voice. The programme is still under construction, but like previous years, we will have study sessions, opportunities to socialize and to discuss informally in the great community centre of the GIL – Geneva.


In addition to the Intercontinental for the EUPJ biennial (details here), we have some cheaper accomodation available near Le GIL. These are very special discounted prices. Some may improve in the coming days but they may not be available for late registration.

All the hotels will give you a ticket for free public transportation during your stay.
You are responsible for registering your accomodation.

Hotel Century

We have reserved rooms at Hotel Century at CHF 120 Single rooms, including breakfast and city tax per person per night.

More information at:

24 Avenue de Frontenex, 1207 Genève
Tel: +41 22 592 88 88



Hotel Sagitta


We have reserved rooms at Hotel Sagitta  at CHF 158 Studio Single or CHF 198 Executive Single, both including breakfast, and city tax at CHF 3.75, per person per night.

More information at https://www.hotelsagitta.ch/en/ 

6, Rue de la Flèche, 1207 Geneva

Tel: +41 22 786 33 61


Registration and Cost

To register online to the Kallah press the button :

The cost of the Kallah will be 65€.

Students rabbis, retired rabbis, unemployed, and part-time working rabbis benefit from 50% discount (32.50€).

This cost includes refreshments and diners on sunday and monday evening, but not the lunch in town on monday. Registration is only valid after full payment.

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 payfacile.com platform:


Draft Programme: Rabbinic Responses to Current Challenges

Sunday 3 May

3pm – 4pm: registration

4pm – 5:30pm : “Speed-Studying with Tea”.

The members of ERA board bring each a text s/he is passionate about. Colleagues are invited to pass from one table to the other in order to get to know each other. Organised by Marc and Rene.

5:30pm – 6pm: Minchah

6pm – 7:30pm: Kabbalat Panim.

Wherever you are, what are the main challenges you are facing as Rabbis in your communities, your place of work, and in the larger world? How do you respond to it personally and collegially? Rene moderator.

7:30pm – 8:30pm: dinner

/:30pm – 9:30pm: The Jews of Switzerland – Ruven and François

Monday 4 May

8:30am – 9:30am – Shacharit

9:30am – 11am: Migrations in Europe.

A panel of European Rabbis discuss the migration crisis, its political and ethical implications, how each country react to it, and what is a rabbinic response to it.
On the panel: Rabbis Alexandra Wright, François Garaï, Student Rabbi Ann-Gaëlle Attias, and Giorgio Gomel (Italy).
Chair TBC

11am – noon: chavruta study led by Rabbis and Student Rabbi on the panel.

Noon till 3pm: lunch in town and walk in Geneva

3pm – 4:30pm: A Rabbinic Response on the Rise of Populism,

Racism and Antisemitism in Europe, by Dr Keith Kahn-Harris.

4:30pm – 5pm: Minchah

5pm – 5:30pm: coffee break

5:30pm – 7pm: A Rabbinic Response to the Climate Change Crisis –

Rabbi Jeffrey Newman TBC

7pm – 8pm : Dinner

8pm – 9pm: non-violent communication.

Tuesday 5 May

8:30am – 9am: Shacharit

9am – 10:30am: Ethics of the Internet and Social Media – Rabbi Igor Zynkov (TBC).

10:30am – 11am: Break

11am-1pm: ERA AGM and next steps

80 rue des primeurs 1190 Forest Belgium

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