2001 Annual Board Meeting in Munich
The World Congress’s Annual Board Meeting will take place Wed.-Thurs., 13-14 June, 2001, in Munich, to be immediately followed by the 6th European Israeli Regional Conference of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews. All member organizations are reminded and strongly encouraged to send a delegate to this meeting.
The Regional Conference will take place in the urban heart of Munich, on 14-17 June 2001. The conference will open with a reception at the Kunstlerhaus, and will continue with sightseeing, entertainment, socializing, a variety of seminars (in English), and erev shabbat services at the Beth Shalom synagogue. Closing ceremonies, followed by a dance party, will be at the Vollmarhaus. The conference sites are also near Munich’s gay quarter, known as the Glockenbachviertel, located between the Marienplatz and the Isar River. For further information on the conference sites, visit the Munich House Of Artists (Künstlerhauses München) and VollmarHaus.
Kunstlerhaus is adjacent to the former site of Munich’s main synagogue. Before the war, Munich had three synagogues: the main synagogue (liberal), the orthodox synagogue in the Herzog-Rudolf-Strasse, and the Reichenbachsynagogue (eastern european service), today known as the "Israelitische Kultusgemeinde" and still orthodox. Today, in addition to the Reichenbachsynagogue, exists the Possartsynagogue (also orthodox) and Beth Shalom (reform).
An unforgettable side trip to the memorial of the former Dachau concentration camp is scheduled as well. Conference organizers hope to attract over 100 attendees from ten European countries, Israel and the United States.
Early bird registration is due by 30 April 2001 and costs 270,00 DM (US$130.00). After that date, regular registration costs 320,00 DM (US$155.00).
To keep the conference financially accessible, registration scholarships and home hospitality are being made available.
Please look for further conference information at our website, "news." Also visit Yachad Deutschland.