Introduction to the Jewish Quarter
Join us on Sunday, September 4 for a unique walking tour of the Jewish Quarter of Antwerp!
For centuries the history of the Jewish people has been intertwined with the history of Antwerp, but for many, the Jewish Quarter is still a completely unknown community. During our walk, we’ll explore the culture and the way of life of the more than 15,000 people who live in the Orthodox Jewish community.
Our guide will walk with us through the Jewish Quarter and explain the history of the Jewish people in Antwerp, the Orthodox community and the influence of the religion on peoples’ daily lives. The Orthodox community has a long tradition of handling diamonds, and our walk will take us past the famous Diamond District, where more than 70% of the world’s rough diamonds are traded.
As part of the tour, we will visit a Jewish Synagogue where a special guide will greet us. She will show us the Synagogue, but more importantly, she will tell us her personal experience of what it means to be Jewish.
There is no lunch planned as part of this tour. Sunday is “Koop Zondag” and we want to give everyone ample time to shop in Antwerp!!
Please note that this visit is limited to 15 participants, so please sign up quickly!
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Antwerp - Meeting point to be determined.
Price: €25. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €20.
Reservations are due by Wednesday, August 31 at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Antwerp” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, August 31. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.