Rabbonim and Presenters

Rosh Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG) in Lakewood. He is the son of the previous rosh yeshiva, Rav Shneur Kotler, and grandson of the founder of the yeshiva, Rav Aaron Kotler. He is a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Israel of America and a member of the Vaad Roshei Yeshiva of Torah Umesorah.

Malkiel Kotler
Malkiel Kotler
HaRavYehudah Leib Wittler

HaRav Yehudah Leib Wittler is a musmach of Gateshead Kollel, where he learnt for many years. He has served as Mashgiach of Yeshiva Letzeirim in Gateshead.
He is currently a very beloved Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Shaarei Chaim. He shares a very special  relationship with his talmidim both past and present and is a source of guidance in Chinuch for many in the Olam HaYeshivos.

Rosh Yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG) in Lakewood. He is the son-in-law of the previous rosh yeshiva, Rav Shneur Kotler, and grandson of the founder of the yeshiva, Rav Aaron Kotler. He is a member of the Vaad Roshei Yeshiva of Torah Umesorah.

HaRav Dovid
Schustal Shlita
Ahron Schiff

HaRav Aharon Schiff, son of renowned Yerushalmi mechanech HaRav Elozor Schiff zt"'l, is the Rov of the Machzikei Hadass kehillah in Antwerp since 2010. Rav Schiff was previously the Rov of the local Alexander Beis HaMedrash in Antwerp.
HaRav Schiff is an alumnus of the Erlau Yeshive in Yerusholaim and was a maggid shiur in the Belzer Yeshiva in Antwerp for many years. HaRav Schiff takes a keen interest in the Chinuch of the Antwerp Kehilloh, as he is the Nossi of the Jesoide Hatoire Beth Jacov school, and is known for his deep insight into modern day struggles.

Dayan Ahron Dovid Dunner, Rov of Tottenham Adass in Stamford Hill, London, and Dayan on the UOHC is a world-renowned speaker and has addressed tens of thousands at the Siyum Hashas in New York and is a regular speaker at the Torah Umesorah Convention and the Agudas Yisroel Convention in the USA.

Aaron Dovid Dunner Shlita
Gershon Miller

HaRav Gershon Miller joined the Hanholoh of the prestigious Gateshead Yeshiva Gedolah in the year 2004 as Mashgiach Ruchani, and has fast become renowned for his deep understanding of the daily struggles facing bochurim and seminary girls in the modern age. Admired and sought after by bochurim, yungerleit, parents and mechanchim, Rav Miller is consulted on matters of Chinuch across the U.K. and beyond.

Rosh Yeshiva of the Waterbury Yeshiva centred in the community of Waterbury, CT. In a few short years the community has blossomed and now consists of a network of mosdos haTorah. The Yeshiva has 1,500 talmidim. 

HaRav Ahron Kaufman Shlita
Rabbi Avrohom

Menahel at Yeshiva Ketana of Lakewood for 20 years. He currently trains Menahelim in school leadership, and gives courses to Rebbeim, primarily in the areas of teaching methodology and classroom management. Rabbi Anisfeld's unique Effective Teaching Program has revolutionized the dynamic of classrooms across the United States and Canada.


Rabbi Mayer Volf Blau

Rabbi Mayer Volf Blau has been teaching קריאה for twenty five years and has authored the revolutionary קריאה נעימה and אמירה נעימה programmes, reaching as far afield as North and South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa and Australia. Rabbi Blau has trained hundreds of Rebbeim and teachers in the usage of this simple, yet effective programme, teaching them how to maximize its success. The Kriah Neimah Curriculum caters to students from pre school through to seventh grade and includes seforim, interactive workbooks and summer homework. The most recent innovative online course has made Kriah Neimah training more accessible and convenient across the globe.


Rabbi Mendel Frank

Rabbi Mendel Frank has served as a Rebbe at Jesodei HaTora and Beis Jaakov school in Antwerp; teaching both boys and girls in the higher grades, for over four decades. He currently serves as a leading member of the וועד החינוך in Antwerp and delivers regular Shiurim in town. In his capacity as a מחנך , he has amassed invaluable experience and expertise in many aspects of חינוך and teaching methods. Some of his work has
been published and is sought after, worldwide.


Rabbi Shomo Goldberg

Rabbi Goldberg, who has served for the last twenty years as Menahel of Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov/Ohr Eliyahu, a leading and innovative Yeshiva Elementary and Junior High School in the Los Angeles area, lectures widely on the topics of education, leadership, personal growth, marriage enrichment, and parenting. Rabbi Goldberg authors a weekly d’var Torah on chinuch and leadership issues relating to the weekly sedra, and his articles have appeared in Jewish magazines and newspapers


Mr Chaim Guggenheim

Born in Switzerland, Chaim Guggenheim has lived in Israel for the past 22 years with his family. An economist by training, Chaim serves as the Vice  President of the Feuerstein Institute in Jerusalem. A Feuerstein trainer himself, he is a frequent lecturer about the Feuerstein Method and its manifold applications.

The Feuerstein Method is one of the main methods for advancing people’s cognitive thinking and learning skills. Chaim takes great pleasure in sharing with audiences around the world how they are able to improve their cognition and maximize their human potential.


Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman

Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Rabbi Hartman graduated from the Yeshiva High School (The Yishuv) and then went on to study at Yeshivas Itri and Mir. He spent over twenty years working at a Michlala in ירושלים. During his time in ארץ ישראל, he also taught at Maarava Machon Rubin and resided in the suburb of Har Nof. He currently heads the Hasmonean Beis Hamedrash, the sixth form Jewish Studies Programme at Hasmonean High School in Hendon, North West London. Rabbi Hartman has written over thirty six volumes including several ספרים on the writings of the Maharal of Prague. 


Rabbi Yehoshua Levy

Rabbi Joshua Levy joined the Executive Staff of Torah Umesorah in 2008 after twenty-seven years in Chinuch as a Yeshiva Day School principal and educator. At Torah Umesorah, he has developed a model for school improvement called School Solutions, which includes training, coaching and seminars in Instruction, Communication and Leadership. 


Dr David Pelcovitz

Dr. David Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, where he is also the Special Assistant to the President.

Serving for over two decades as Director of Psychology at North Shore University Hospital School of Medicine and as Clinical Professor of the Psychology in the Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, he has consulted extensively with the Jewish community in the United States, Europe and Israel on a wide range of issues facing children and adolescents. Dr. Pelcovitz, who received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania, has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to education, parenting and child mental health.


Rabbi Ahron Pinczewski

Rabbi Aharon Pinczewski BEd (Hons) QTS has been in Chinuch for over 20 years, as a classroom teacher, special educational needs co-ordinator and in management and leadership positions; currently serving in Manchester, UK as Sgan Menahel of Beis Hatalmud and on the Senior Leadership of Tashbar Cheder. In particular he mentors teaching staff; middle and senior management and supports governors in getting the best out of themselves, their talmidim and their moisod. In a related capacity he provides consultancy to schools across the UK and is the Director of Chinuch UK's School Support Service. 

Rabbi Pinczewski is a qualified child evaluator providing advice to parents and schools; is a 'fellow' of Torah Umesorah's Zechor Yemos Olam Churban Europa Programme and a founding committee member of the Manchester Torah Umesorah Centre.


Mr Jonathan Rabson

Mr Jonathan Rabson PGCE MSc is Executive Director of Shema Koli, which provides the UK’s only confidential helpline for victims of abuse in the orthodox Jewish community. Shema Koli also delivers (with Tahel, Israel) a range of safeguarding training workshops and resources for teachers, pupils and parents in primary and secondary schools, all approved by leading UK Rabbonim. 

Jonathan Rabson is a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in private practice in London where he treats individuals, couples, parents and families. He is a professionally trained teacher, parenting consultant and chosson madrich.


Rabbi Yaakov Shamshon Rawiczki

Rabbi Yaakov S. Rawicki is the much venerated Menahel of Yeshivas Tiferes Elimelech in Brooklyn, NY. He is an educational consultant to a myriad of mosdos hachinuch around the metropolitan area of New York and around the USA. Rabbi Rawicki is mentor and adviser to many Yeshiva principals and Head of Schools.


Rabbi Binyomin Bar

Rabbi Binyomin Bar served as a Communal Rov for 14 years in the U.K and currently resides in Lakewood, U.S.A. He learns in Beth Medrash Govoha, delivers regular Shiurim, writes and edits Sifrei Rishonim and serves as a Moreh Ho'ro’oh. He has completed the Daf Yomi cycle several times as a maggid shiur.

Daf Yomi

Rabbi Chanoch Bonchek

Rabbi Chanoch Bonchek is currently the Menahel of the Jewish Boys Secondary School in Gibraltar since 2009. He has also served as Head of the local Jewish Primary School for several years. Rabbi Bonchek has been involved in Chinuch for the past twenty years; teaching Gemara and Kodesh subjects to high school boys (ages 12-18) both in Israel (Maarava) and Gibraltar (GBSS).


Rabbi Nessanel Lieberman

Rabbi Nessanel Lieberman has been a Headteacher for almost 30 years, and he is currently Head of Bnos Beis Yaakov School in North West London. He was an Ofsted inspector from 2008 to 2015, and currently does Section 48 Kodesh inspections for voluntary-aided schools.  He is a member of the steering group of Chinuch UK and a consultant for many of its schools.


Rabbi Yehudah Marmorstein

Rabbi Yehuda Marmorstein was born and raised in London. He learnt in Gateshead Yeshiva and then in Lakewood Beis Medrash Govoha under the leadership of Reb Shneur Kotler following which, he moved to Pittsburgh for the Beis Yitzchok Kollel. He then returned to the UK to become the Rov of Ilford shul. He is currently the principal of Beis Soroh Schenirer Seminary in Manchester; a position he has held since its inception in 1988. Additionally, Rabbi Marmorstein has many years of experience in both teaching and counselling.


Rabbi Shmiel Roitenbarg

Rabbi Shmiel Roitenbarg is Menahel of Pardes House Primary School in Golders Green, London. Initially, he began in the position of Year 5 Rebbe where he dedicated himself to instilling a love for learning in the boys as they began the learning of Gemara.  After several years, he took over the reins of leadership within the school.

In the past year and a half since becoming Menahel, the school has gained invaluably.  Rabbi Roitenbarg is enthusiastic and passionate about chinuch, has a love for children and an understanding of how to reach the young boys of today. He has a special focus on maximizing each child’s potential, regardless of their place on the academic spectrum.


Mrs Dacha Grosz

Mrs Dacha Grosz has been serving as a Menaheles for Bais Yaakov Primary School in Antwerp for over 20 years. With a BA in Education, Mrs Grosz started her chinuch career as a passionate mechaneches and was chosen to become menaheles after 20 years of successfully touching the lives of students of all ages. Since 2009 she’s in charge of the kindergarten as well, where her creativity and desire to bring all aspects of yiddishkeit alive, are leaving their mark.


Mrs Shana Guttentag

Mrs Guttentag is responsible for the qualification development at the Torah Umesorah Teachers Centre in Manchester. She is also a School Consultant delivering training sessions and support to schools and teachers across the country.

Mrs Guttentag has over 15 years’ experience teaching both לימודי קודש and לימודי חול. She has been a high school מחנכת, Head of Science and has produced a complete set of 'kosher' science text books for 11-16yr olds. Aside for her current role as Chol Curriculum Coordinator at Bnos Yisroel High School, she has also recently become the Headteacher of Manchester's new Beis Yaakov Sixth Form.

Mrs Guttentag holds a a BSc (hons) in Maths and Science and PG CertEd (QTLS) from the University of Sunderland.


Rebbetzin Scheina Halperin

Rebbetzin Scheina Halperin has been a teacher for over 25 years. First as a High school and Seminary teacher in ‘Beis Yaakov Sheranski’ Tel Aviv and continuing as ninth grade teacher in the girls school in Zurich. Rebbetzin Halperin gives numerous Shiurim on both chinuch and bitachon.


Mrs Chumi Meiselman

Mrs Chumi Meiselman has been part of the Manchester TU Centre since its inception; helping to support teachers in their role within the classroom and guiding them to the appropriate resource materials that are available.

Mrs Meiselman has been teaching for close to 20 years with students ranging from  primary to high school age, in both קודש and chol subjects, where she formed a close and meaningful connection with her students.


Rebbetzin Yitty Neustadt

Rebbetzin Yitty Neustadt, a daughter of Rabbi Ezriel Tauber, has been a successful teacher for more than 40 years, primarily with high school girls. Rebbetzin Neustadt brings out the innate strength of each girl; equipping them with the necessary tools for their journey through life.

In addition to her work as a teacher, Rebbetzin Neustadt supports and mentors struggling teens and works together with her husband Dayan Dovid Neustadt shlita to prepare couples for marriage and support them in times of difficulty.


Mrs Faigy Zelcer

Mrs. Faigy Zelcer, of Montreal, Canada is a High School teacher for over 15 years and the founder and director of Penimi, which impacts thousands of students across the globe via school curricula and staff training. Penimi’s highly acclaimed tznius curriculum, taught in over 100 schools worldwide has revolutionized the way tznius is taught, with in-depth and comprehensive chomer along with a non-threatening educational approach. The success of the tznius curriculum led to the creation of the Technology Curriculum, which addresses the contemporary challenge of technology using effective methods. Mrs. Zelcer has also trained scores of teachers and principals on how to effectively deal with our students’ contemporary challenges. 


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Frequently Asked Questions


When and where is the Convention taking place?
מתי והיכן תיערך הוועידה?

The European Chinuch Convention is taking place שבת פרשת ויצא תשע"ט, from Thursday 15th November 2018 to Sunday 18th November 2018 - ז' כסלו - י' כסלו. The Convention will take place at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, in Amsterdam. The hotel's address is: Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Taurusavenue 12, 2132 LS, Hoofddorp, Netherlands The bedrooms are distributed over 12 floors, and the convention halls and meeting rooms are all on one floor.

ועידת החינוך האירופית תתקיים בשבת פרשת ויצא תשע"ט, מיום חמישי ה-15 בנובמבר 2018 ועד יום ראשון ה-18 בנובמבר 2018.הוועידה תתקיים בנובוטל אמסטרדם סכיפהול איירפורט, באמסטרדם.

What is the closest airport?
היכן נמצא שדה התעופה הקרוב ביותר למלון?

Amsterdam's Schipol Airport is a 4 minute train ride from the hotel.

שדה התעופה סכיפהול נמצא במרחק ארבע דקות נסיעה ברכבת מבית המלון.

Will transportation be provided from the airport to the hotel?
האם אתם מספקים תחבורה משדה התעופה אל בית המלון?

We regret that we cannot be of assistance in providing help with rides to and/or from the hotel. You can take the train from the airport to Hoofddorp Station which is within walking distance (approximately 4 minutes) from the hotel. The train ticket costs €2.30 one way. Alternatively, you can take a taxi which is estimated to cost between €15 - €20.

לצערנו, איננו יכולים לסייע בהסעות אל המלון וממנו. תוכלו לעלות לרכבת בשדה התעופה עד לתחנת "הופדורפ", הנמצאת במרחק הליכה (של כארבע דקות) מבית המלון. מחיר כרטיס נסיעה הוא 2.30 יורו לכיוון אחד. לחילופין, אפשר לנסוע במונית בעלות של כ15 עד 20 יורו.

What time is check-in? Can I check-in early?
מהי שעת הקבלה במלון? האם אוכל להיכנס מוקדם יותר?

Check-in time is officially on Thursday 15th November 2018 from 4pm. If you arrive earlier and your room is ready, you will be able to check-in early.
זמן הקבלה הרשמי הוא ביום חמישי ה-15 בנובמבר 2018 מהשעה 4:00 אחה"צ. אם תגיעו מוקדם יותר והחדר יהיה מוכן, תוכלו להיכנס מוקדם יותר.

I need to leave Motzei Shabbos. Is there a Motzei Shabbos checkout?
עליי לעזוב במוצאי שבת. האם יש אז זמן עזיבה?

We do not have that option available. You may leave Motzei Shabbos, but please understand you are paying through Sunday. There is no alternate rate for this option.

אין לנו אפשרות כזאת. אפשר כמובן לעזוב במוצאי שבת, אך אנא קבלו בהבנה את התשלום הנדרש גם עבור יום ראשון, משום שאין תעריף אחר עבור אפשרות זו.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?
מהם נוהלי ביטול ההזמנה?

Cancellations will be refunded in full only on written notification by Friday 13th December 2019. Should you need to cancel after this date, we will only refund your booking (minus a 30 cancellation fee) if your booking is filled by someone on the Waiting List. Bookings are not transferable. We allocate cancelled bookings according to our Waiting List. From three weeks before the Convention we will no longer accept cancellations or add people from the Waiting List.

ביטולים שיזוכו במחיר מלא יתקבלו בהודעה כתובה רק עד יום שישי ה-13 בדצמבר 2019.

I won’t be able to attend the entire Convention. Will recordings be available? What about livestreaming?
לא אוכל להשתתף בוועידה. האם יהיו הקלטות או שידור חי?

Yes, recordings will be available for purchase post-Convention. We hope that some sessions will be livestreamed, but don’t know as of yet, which ones. Please check back on our site closer to the event date for a listing.

כן, אפשר יהיה לרכוש הקלטות לאחר הוועידה. בנוסף, אנו מקווים שחלק מההרצאות והתכניות ישודרו בשידור חי, אך איננו יודעים כרגע אילו מביניהן יתאימו לכך. נא בדקו שוב באתרנו קרוב יותר למועד האירוע, כדי לקבל את התכנייה של הוועידה.

Children and crèche services

Will there be babysitting services?
האם יהיו שירותי שמרטפות?

Yes, there is a compulsory babysitting service for children 2 years and younger during sessions only. Babysitters will NOT be available during any of the meals, except Shalosh Seudos. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of Shalosh Seudos babysitting services. In order to take advantage of this service, please make sure you have registered your child using the Child Care Registration Form. The fee is €50 per child.

כן, אנו מציעים שמרטפות לתינוקות ולפעוטות עד גיל שנתיים, בזמני התכניות, ההרצאות והסדנאות בלבד. לא תתאפשר הכנסת תינוקות לשיעורים, להרצאות או לסדנאות. השמרטפיות לא תהיינה זמינות בזמני הארוחות כלל, למעט בסעודה שלישית, ואנו ממליצים בחום לנצל את האפשרות של שירותי השמרטפות בעת סעודה שלישית. נא ודאו את הרישום לשירותי השמרטפות, בטופס הרישום של הטיפול בילדים. התעריף הוא 50 יורו לילד.

Can I reserve a crib and/or highchair?
עליי להזמין מראש עריסה ו/או כיסא תינוק?

Yes. There is a charge of €15 which includes a crib and/or highchair. Please make sure to specify at the time of your booking.

כן. התעריף של 15 יורו כולל עריסה ו/או כיסא תינוק. נא ודאו בעת הרישום כי ציינתם אפשרות זו.

Can I bring my children to the Convention, and how much does it cost per child?
אוכל להביא את ילדיי לוועידה? אם כן, מה עלות ההשתתפות לילד?

Parents may bring children up until the age of 24 months. There is no extra booking charge for children, however, there is a €50 babysitting charge. Additionally, there is an extra charge of €15 for a crib/highchair. Those who bring children are strongly requested to ensure that the children do not disrupt the speeches, workshops and Tefillos. The babysitting charge is compulsory.

אוכל להביא את ילדיי לוועידה? אם כן, מה עלות ההשתתפות לילד?הורים יכולים להביא את ילדיהם עד גיל 24 חודשים. אין עלות נוספת עבור הילדים, אך יש מחיר גלובלי מסובסד עבור שירותי השמרטפייה, בסך 50 יורו. בנוסף, יש עלות נוספת של 15 יורו עבור עריסה ו/או כיסא תינוק.


Who is speaking at the Convention? Where can I see the programme?
מי הם הדוברים בוועידה? היכן אוכל לראות את התכנייה?

The complete Convention programme will be made available about a week before the event. A sample programme can be seen below. Please refer back to our site or register on the website to receive ECC updates and for the schedule highlights. התכנייה הסופית של הוועידה תהיה זמינה כשבוע לפני המועד. נא בדקו שוב באתרנו או הירשמו באתר לקבלת עדכונים וכותרות בלוח הזמנים ובתכנייה, הישר אל תיבת הדוא"ל שלכם.

What is a Concurrent Workshop?
מהי סדנה מקבילה?

A Concurrent Workshop offers you an opportunity for hands-on work on a Chinuch related topic or method. A number of these workshop slots are available during the Conference, on a range of topics and in one of three languages. We hope these will provide a highly interactive training, demonstrating effective practices for school leaders and class teachers.
סדנה מקבילה מעניקה למשתתפים הזדמנות להדרכה מעשית בנושא חינוכי או בשיטה חינוכית. הסדנאות שיתקיימו בוועידה, באחת משלוש השפות, יעסקו במגוון נושאים. אנו מקווים שהסדנאות יעניקו למשתתפים הדרכה אינטראקטיבית איכותית, בהצגת תרגילים יעילים המתאימים למנהלי בית הספר ולמורים בכיתה.

Do I need to reserve a space at the Concurrent Workshops?
האם עליי להבטיח את מקומי בסדנאות מקבילות?

Whilst you do not need to reserve a space, we recommend that you complete the Concurrent Workshop form which you will receive together with the Conference Programme. This willl help us ensure that ample seating has been allocated for each session.

אין צורך להזמין מקום, אך אנו ממליצים להשלים את טופס הסדנאות שיתקבל עם התכנייה של הוועידה. כך נוכל לוודא שיהיו מקומות ישיבה מספקים בכל שיעור.

How long is each Concurrent Workshop?
מה אורך הסדנה המקבילה?

Concurrent Workshops will be approximately one hour long with a ten minute break before the next Concurrent Workshop.

הסדנאות המקבילות תיערכנה במשך כשעה, עם הפסקה של עשר דקות לפני הסדנה הבאה.

What topics will be covered in the Concurrent Workshops?
אילו נושאים יילמדו בסדנאות?

There will be presentations aimed at Menahelim/Menahalos and at Rebbeim/Teachers. Workshops will be aimed at boy schools and girl schools from Primary/Elementary school through to High/Secondary school. Sample topics will include:

  • Active Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Infusing Lessons With אמונה And דרך ארץ
  • Instilling A Love Of גמרא Within Your תלמידים
  • קריאה
  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Management Skills
The full programme will be available approximately a week before the Conference. Please check this site and your emails for updates.

בסדנאות ייכללו סדנאות מסוגים שונים: סדנאות המיועדות למנהלים ולמנהלות, למורים ולמורות, לבתי ספר לבנים ולבתי ספר לבנות, ולתלמידים בגיל בית הספר היסודי ובתיכון.התכנייה המלאה תהיה זמינה לעיון כשבוע לפני הוועידה. נא חפשו את העדכונים כאן באתר ובתיבת הדוא"ל שלכם.

What languages will the presentations be in?
באילו שפות ייערכו ההרצאות והתכניות?

Whilst the Keynote Speeches will be mostly in English, we are offering Concurrent Workshops in English, Yiddish and Hebrew. Please indicate your preferred language when you book.
ההרצאות המרכזיות יהיו באנגלית, והסדנאות המקבילות תיערכנה באנגלית, באידיש ובעברית. נא ציינו את השפה המועדפת עליכם בעת ההרשמה


Are meals included in my reservation?
האם הארוחות כלולות בהזמנה?

Yes. All meals are provided, starting with a Buffet Dinner on Thursday evening 15th November 2018, and ending with lunch on Sunday 18th November 2018.
כן, כל הארוחות כלולות, החל מארוחת ערב – בר בחמישי בערב, ה-15 נובמבר 2018, ועד ארוחת הצהריים ביום ראשון ה-18 בנובמבר 2018.

How does the seating at the Shabbos meals work?
אילו הסדרי ישיבה יהיו בסעודות השבת?

Shabbos seating is reserved seating only. Your assigned seat will be posted near the designated dining rooms before Shabbos. The seating options are:

  • Family style seating
  • Couples dining areas (table for two) without mechitza
  • Separate men’s dining room
  • Separate women’s dining room
Please choose your Shabbos seating preference at the time of booking. Seudas Shlishis will be separate seating.

מקומות הישיבה בשבת יהיו מוזמנים מראש בלבד.

המקום שהוקצה עבורכם יסומן לפני שבת ליד חדרי האוכל המיועדים.

אפשרויות הישיבה הן:

  • ישיבה בסגנון משפחתי
  • אזורים לזוגות ללא מחיצות
  • חדר אוכל נפרד לגברים
  • חדר אוכל נפרד לנשים

אפשרויות הישיבה בשבת הן חלק מטופס ההרשמה, ויש לבחור באפשרות המועדפת בעת ההזמנה. צוות הוועידה יהיה זמין בוועידה, בחמישי בלילה ובשישי בבוקר, כדי לסייע לכם בעניין מקומות הישיבה.

Can solicitations of donations be made at the Conference?
האם תתאפשר עריכת התרמות בוועידה?

No. In order to allow all guests to fully benefit from the goals and purpose of the Conference in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere, we ask that participants please refrain from soliciting at the Conference for their institutions. We realize that from your vantage point it might be an opportunity, but we ask that you not use this venue for this purpose.

לא. כדי לאפשר לאורחינו ליהנות ממטרות הוועידה במלואן באווירה נוחה ונעימה, אנו מבקשים מהמשתתפים להימנע מהתרמה למוסדותיהם. אנו מבינים שמנקודת מבטכם ייתכן שזו הזדמנות מצוינת, אך מבקשים לא להשתמש באירוע זה למטרה זו.

What are the seating arrangements during the Convention weekend?
מהם הסדרי הישיבה בוועידה?

All tefillos and keynote sessions will have mechitzos. Some of the Concurrent Workshops will be available to women only, whilst others will have seperate seating. On Thursday night and for Melave Malka delegates will be served a Buffet Dinner (with mechitzos) . Breakfast on Friday and Sunday will be a Networking Breakfast where men and women will be eating seperately. There will be different arrangements for Shabbos. Please see the next FAQ.

התפילות ייערכו עם מחיצות וכך גם ההרצאות המובילות. חלק מהסדנאות המקבילות יהיו לנשים בלבד, ואילו אחרות ייערכו בישיבה נפרדת.

Is there a mikvah nearby?
האם יש מקווה באזור?

Yes. There is a men's mikvah and ladies mikva in Beis Medrash Eitz Chaim, approximately 20 minutes away by car.
The address of the mikvah is Beis Medrash Eitz Chaim, Merckenburg 3, 1082 BT Amsterdam. (The entrance is via the back-door, on the street called Valkenstein 98).

There is another ladies mikvah in Amstelveen. The address and contact number is:
Max Havelaarlaan 435, 1183 LZ Amstelveen. To make an appointment please call 24 hours in advance: +31206719383

כן. בבית המדרש עץ חיים, כעשרים דקות נסיעה ברכב, יש מקווה גברים ומקווה נשים.

כתובת המקווה: בית המדרש עץ חיים, מרקנבורג 3, 1082 BT אמסטרדם.(הכניסה מהדלת האחורית, ברחוב ולקנשטיין 98).יש מקווה נשים נוסף באמסטלווין. הכתובת והמספר ליצירת קשר: מקס הוולארלאן 435, 1183LZ אמסטלווין.

לקביעת תור נא להתקשר עשרים וארבע שעות מראש, לטלפון +31206719383.

What hashgacha is the food at the Convention?

The catering is under the hashgacha of the Amsterdam Beis Din and the Machzikei Hadass of Antwerp. A mashigiach from the Machzikei Hadass of Antwerp will be on premises throughout the Convention.


Can I pay by cheque?

We are unable to accept any payment other than credit cards.

Can you invoice my school and they will settle my account?

We are unable to open accounts for individuals or schools. We advise individuals to pay with their personal credit cards and ask their schools to reimburse them as/when or appropriate.

Will I receive a receipt?

Upon completion of your booking, you will be asked to enter your credit card details. Once your payment has been authorised, you will automatically receive an email to the email that you have entered in the booking form.

Do you store my credit card information?

We use a third-party secure credit card processing facility. We do not have access to your credit card details and we cannot store or use the credit card information.