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Oy Vey Says Be Deviant!

protesting rabbi being dragged away by police. Be deviant.
Door Tori Egherman

Oy Vey offers Jewish events and discussions in the Netherlands. Jewish? Jewish adjacent? Jew curious? We have something for you!

We have some important conversations coming up for Het Joods Manifest and a great learning opportunity with the Deviant Yeshiva. Your participation is really welcomed, so we urge you to sign up!

So, be deviant. Talk to us. Join our events. Let’s all strive to be a bit like radical Rabbi Arthur Waskow who is pictured being arrested for a protest against policies that benefit the wealthy.

In this edition of the newsletter: Het Joods Manifest | The Deviant Yeshiva | From Our Members | Please Contribute

LAST CHANCE: Het Joods Manifest

2 online and 2 face-to-face sessions left! Register today!

Our discussions for the Jewish Manifesto are coming to an end. We have 2 in October and 2 in November & then we are going to write up the results of all of these wonderful conversations!

For over a year, we have been talking to Jews in the Netherlands about their hopes, dreams, and fears. Your voice is really important to this discussion. Please make sure that it is heard. Check out the website for more information.

NL: Doe Mee

EN: Join Us

BEGINNING SOON: The Deviant Yeshiva

What’s deviant about this yeshiva? Participate and find out! The Deviant Yeshiva is 3-sessions long and explores the concept of Jewishness through the writings of three different philosophers: Agata Bielik-Robson, Albert Memmi, and Daniel Boyarin.

This is a mind-expanding opportunity to read and discuss Jewish philosophical texts with our very own Yoni Busquila. Yoni is a lecturer at Leiden University.

Join us for 3 sessions online (beginning 22 Oct), in Amsterdam (beginning 24 Oct), or in The Hague (beginning 23 Oct). We will be reading 3 texts by 3 different authors. Find out more.

Discussions are in English.

We Have Even More Events!

You can find out what’s coming up in the coming weeks online. We have Ecstatic Dance for Simchat Torah this coming Saturday and a Shabbat dinner later this month. Check out all of our events here.

From Our Members!

12 OKT: Joodse dagtocht naar Madurodam met JMW

Joodse dagtocht naar Madurodam met JMW – mét een Joodse wandeltour langs de miniaturen. 

12 oktober, 12:00-16:00, 22,50 pp (incl lunch)



20 October: JPride Queer Shabbat Potluck Dinner

On October 20th JPride is organizing a Queer shabbat potluck dinner! They ask everyone to bring a vegetarian dish to share – additional food and drinks will be covered by them! 🙂

Sign up through

Time from 19:30 onwards

27 October: Kabbalat Shabbat with Ruach Shalom

27 oktober 2023  19:30 – 21:00

Once a month, Ruach Shalom hosts a Kabbalat Shabbat online (and sometimes face-to-face as well!).

To join this event please fill in your details at:

If you have a recipe to share, an event to highlight, or something you’d like the Oy Vey community to know about, please send us an email! It’s easy! Just click here to use our handy form.