Times of prayer
Please find the standard times of our Tefillot (services) HERE.
Half a century
Welcome to our shul, the JCC-shul Buitenveldert. Our shul in the southern part of Amsterdam is located in the green suburban Buitenveldert neighbourhood just behind the VU Medical Centre, and exists since the early seventies, replacing an earlier temporary synagogue which was in use since 24 September 1965. The first services in Buitenveldert were held on the first evening of Rosh Hashana 5725, 6 September 1964, in a private house at A.J. Ernststr 743.
The shul is housed in a building which was built in 1966 and purchased by the Ashkenazi Jewish community of Amsterdam in 1970 to serve as its Jewish Cultural Centre, containing a neighbourhood synagogue, social hall and offices. The building was inaugurated on 18 March 1971. The first bar mitzva took place just a little earlier: on March 13, 1971.
The interior of the shul as it is today has been in place since 1975. The shul has been refurbished in the eighties when the warm dark red and blew colours were introduced, which are today the colours of our JCC Shul.
We davven according to the Western-Ashkenazi (German) tradition which outside of Holland will today be found scarcely. It is though a tradition that has been established by the earliest Ashkenazi settlers here in Amsterdam in the first half of the 17th century and maintained ever since. Of course you’ll recognize classic and modern tunes to the tefillot.
In princip the prayers are led by congregants who are experienced davveners in our Shul.
Our synagogue has divided several tasks to:
Moshe Godschalk, President Eli Bialoglowski, Synagogue-Rabbi
Paul Jacobs, Treasurer Danny Elburg, Gabbai
Marc Sweijd, hon. Secretary Ruben Vis, Gabbai
Ernst Muller, Webmaster