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Seret International - The Israeli Film and Television Festival

Seret International, an Israeli film and television festival has been around since 2015. It will premiere in four locations across the Netherlands. Taking on a comparatively larger pool of talent than their first two years, the film festival will be showcasing internationally acclaimed Israeli filmmakers, including both feature films and documentaries. Seret International will be screening for 5 days at the Amstelveen and Rialto cinemas in Amsterdam, the Lumière in Maastricht and the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht. The event has flourished since its inception two years ago. If you're travelling in Amsterdam during the month of November, be sure to check for the festival’s details and stay up to date!


International Jewish Music Festival

IJMF is a charity dedicated to celebrating and promoting Jewish music throughout the Netherlands and around the globe. The charitable foundation strives to lessen the gap between performers and audiences, while growing the musicians’ reach and furthering international knowledge of the music itself. The IJMF achieves their goals by producing concerts, educational activities and competitions. This year marks the fifth bi-annual International Jewish Music Competition, and renowned and upcoming artists who represent all genres from around the world will be in attendance. The event is marketed as ‘the world’s only all-genre Jewish music competition’, and attendees can expect entertainment from a diverse set of over 100 performers!


Ben Bril Memorial Boxing Gala

The Ben Bril Memorial Boxing Gala takes place in October at the Royal Theatre Carré, formerly the circus ring, in the center of Amsterdam. The show’s highly celebrated namesake, Ben Bril, was a Jewish boxing legend in Amsterdam and abroad. Barend “Ben” Bril (1912-2003) paved the way for Jewish athletes worldwide and is continually honored with this esteemed annual gala event. Throughout October, stay informed of the event's details, as this is one not to be missed! The Dutch boxer participated in the 1928 Summer Olympics at age 15. Although he was very successful, Bril’s life was not without hardships. Ten years after being denied participation in what would have been his second Summer Olympics because he was a Jew, Bril was deported to a concentration camp in Germany along with his family. After the war, the boxer began refereeing in Europe. <div id="simple-translate"> <div> <div class="simple-translate-button " style="background-image: url('moz-extension://d7514391-53d6-4fb3-934a-2b17a33c8eee/icons/512.png'); height: 22px; width: 22px; top: 10px; left: 10px;"></div> <div class="simple-translate-panel " style="width: 300px; height: 200px; top: 0px; left: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;"> <div class="simple-translate-result-wrapper" style="overflow: hidden;"> <p class="simple-translate-result" style="color: #000000;"></p> <p class="simple-translate-candidate" style="color: #737373;"></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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World Jewish Travel Official January 30, 2020

A Tale of Two Amsterdams

The same spirit that made Amsterdam a center of Jewish life centuries ago makes it a delightful destination today. There is one connection between the Netherlands’ “coffee shops,” where cannabis is sold legally, and the remarkable Jewish community that used to exist in Amsterdam — the relaxed attitude of openness that dominates this beautiful city. The historian Simon Schama portrays Amsterdam, where Jews first settled in the 16th century, as an exceptional case of tolerance in an otherwise-hostile Christian Europe. “There was no Amsterdam Ghetto, no yellow badge, horned-hat or lock-up curfew behind gates,” he wrote. Link to full blog by the Jewish Week: https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/a-tale-of-two-amsterdams/  

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🕍 🇮🇹 The Italian Synagogue 🇮🇹 🕍 dates back to 1575 and was originally built as a ‘clandestine synagogue’ . It is one of the 5 synagogues located inside the Venetian ghetto - which you can visit through the Venice Jewish Museum (Museo Ebraico). Do you know of any other places worth a visit in the Venice ghetto? Tell us in the comments below!
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