Above the entrance to the synagogue in Delft is his text from Isiah:
כִּי בֵיתִי בֵּית-תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל-הָעַמִּים
“My House will be a house of prayer for all peoples”
The Open Jewish Congregation Klal Yisrael in Delft was founded at the end of 2005, to create a warm and accepting home for all Jewish souls. The first service was held on the evening of Friday evening January 6, 2006 in the synagogue at the Koornmarkt 12 in Delft.
We are a progressive community with our own rabbi. Klal Yisrael has been affiliated with ‘Reconstructing Judaism’ since November 2009. Klal Yisrael is an egalitarian community with equality between men and women.
Our style of services is respectful, free and spontaneous. Our siddurim -prayer books- contain Hebrew text as well as a phonetic transcription and a translation in Dutch. After the services there is plenty of time to socialize. After the service on Saturday, our members regularly study.