Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur 5781/2020

Experience Yom Kippur in Amsterdam!

  • Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Bendigamos! We are expecting very special, accessible and inspiring services.

    Because of Covid-19, our services will be held with social distancing in the backyard of our regular location. For everyone who cannot visit our services, we will try to organise a shofar blowing in the open air and Zoom-meetings around the holidays.

    There will be a lot of singing (in softened voices), we will facilitate a special playing room for the children Furthermore, we offer a tasty kiddush after the Rosh Hashana services and some food and drinks after Yom Kippur to break the fast. Participation is completely free of charge, but donations are very welcome, especially this year, so we can cover the costs for the prayer books, security, food and rent.

    Thank you for letting us know you will be attending the service(s) in advance. This enables us to make sure we have enough chairs and books during the service(s), and plenty of food after Yom Kippur. We would like to ask you a few questions to make sure we have enough information to provide this, if you have questions regarding this form or anything else please send an email to

    Application form

    Attendance: Which parts of the service will you be attending*? (multiple answers possible)
    Saturday September 19 9.30-13.30h - ShacharitSunday September 20 9.30-13.30h - ShacharitSunday September 20 17.00-19.00 Shofar Picknick at our regular picknick spotSunday September 27 18 18.55-21:30 - Kal NidreMonday September 28 09:30-13:30h - Shacharit/TorahMonday September 28 13:30-18:15h - Musaf/MinchaMonday September 28 18.15-20.315h - Derasha/Nengila/Ngarbit

    Because of the covid-19 situation, service times may be subject to change. If this is the case, we will notify you by e-mail.

    Prayer books: Bendigamos has created special prayer books so the service is more accessible for everyone. We made two versions: Hebrew with Dutch translation and phonetic (with Dutch translation in the Yom Kippur version). A prayer book costs around €25 for Kipur and €15 for Rosh Hashana and you can order one for yourself! This means that they will be ready for you at the service(s) and you can take them home afterwards. If you want this, could you let us know how much prayer books you want and which one?

    I would like these order these prayer books for the aformentioned price