Welcome on the website of the Levisson Institute

The Levisson Institute in Amsterdam was established in 2002 in order to train rabbis, shelichay tzibbur, teachers Talmud Torah, gabbaim, ba’alei korey, ba’alei tefillah and all (potential) lay leaders of Dutch Progressive Jewish conregations. It is called after Robert (Bob) Levisson z.l. (1913-2001) from The Hague, one of the great leaders within the Dutch Jewish community. The Institute is part of the Dutch Union for Progressive Judaism (Verbond).

Participants and teachers of the Ba’al Korei course, May 2023. In four weekends the participants
learn to layen the Torah on Shabbat. Teacher is chazan Josée Wolff.

Participants and teachers of the Shaliach Tzibur course, November 2022. Two participants were
absent due to illness and are therefore not in the photo. The course was closed after two years.
The participants learned to sing the services of Shabbat, the High Holidays and the Shalosh Regalim.

Semicha of Peter Luijendijk on 4 July 2021.

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