extreme minority

Wikipedia actually has an entire article specifically on Jews in Eindhoven. Apparently after I move there (assuming 1998 numbers are still correct) there will be 103 of us, in a city of over 200000.

This is going to be even weirder than Texas was.


(I doiubt I’ll be going to synagogue to meet the 102 others; like England, the Jewish association in the Netherlands that all synagogues belong to is Orthodox. Not all Jews there consider themselves as Ortho, also according to Wikipedia, but it does make the likelihood of, say, a Jewish Renewal congregation unlikely.)

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3 Responses to extreme minority

  1. l'empress says:

    I’ve always figured I could fit into any congregation I happened to visit. You can’t tell until you get there whether they’re “your kind of people.” Sometimes they’re welcoming, sometimes they’re critical. I think I would be curious enough to go once, as for a Friday evening.

  2. ak says:

    Ok. I finally got the ‘you’re moving’ part. But not until now did I see that you’re actually leaving The Country??? Details! I must have Details! (Um. Unless you’re going to have to kill me if you tell me and then I will be patient and wait until it goes up for the masses.) 😉 How ridiculously terrifying and exciting. I would love to be your crazy cat lady, but I don’t think you’d be happy leaving a furry friend behind.

  3. Sarah de Vries says:


    I saw your post about moving to the Netherlands on Making Light. I’ve pointed out the ‘shopping Goddess thing’ there. I might also be able to help you get in touch with people who know a lot more about the different Jewish congregations than I do, and probably also more than Wikipedia does. Email me, if it would be helpful. 🙂

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