The chairman's word
This is where you meet new friends, reunite with old ones, meet your spouse to-be for the first time, have the party of the year and hopefully get challenged and inspired by an interesting daytime program.
In the planning of this years SJUF we have put an effort into the latter.
I believe that with the daytime program we have arranged for this year, we will lift SJUF to a new level of great.
But don’t worry. This will not be at the expense of the banquette and New Years Evening.
We’ll laugh, we’ll dance, we’ll party, we’ll get inspired and challenged and then maybe, just maybe, we’ll cry. But not until the 4 days are over and we have to say goodbye.
On behalf of this years SJUF team, I welcome you to Capture Copenhagen!
Welcome to Copenhagen.
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen — København in Danish — has no glittering skylines and hardly any of the high-stress bustle common to most capitals.
Throngs of bicycles glide along in ample bike lanes at a pace that's utterly human. It is no coincidence that CNN named Copenhagen one of the cities of the future, it is even called Copnhagenization, which means to prepare your city for the environmental challenges of tomorrow.
The early-morning air in the pedestrian streets of the city's core is redolent of freshly baked bread and soap-scrubbed storefronts. If there's such a thing as a cozy city, this is it.
Be it sea or canal, water surrounds Copenhagen. A network of bridges and drawbridges connects the two main islands—Zealand and Amager—on which Copenhagen is built. The seafaring atmosphere is indelible, especially around the districts of Nyhavn and Christianshavn.
Copenhagen is small, with most sights within 2½ square km at its center. Sightseeing, especially downtown, is best done on foot at an unhurried pace. Or follow the example of the Danes and rent a bike. That said, excellent bus and train systems can come to the rescue of weary legs.
Nothing is rotten in Denmark anymore, as the days of Shakespeare are long gone. The Danes have been dubbed the happiest people in the world and Copenhagen has topped charts of “highest quality of living” over and over again. The Little Mermaid is still here, and the fairytale of capturing Copenhagen is soon to be yours.
With walking distance to the main shopping street, Strøget, you will find yourself in an area with a variety of shopping possibilities, restaurants and cosy cafés – a trademark for Copenhagen.
The hotel rooms have wooden floors and an ensuite bathroom. All the rooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer, safe deposit box, ironing board, iron, desk and an chair or chaise lounge for relaxing.
- Walking distance to shopping area, restaurants and cafés.
- Walking distance to the Congregation Centre and the Copenhagen Synagogue.
- Just 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen Kastrup Airport.
- Free WiFi.
- Health and fitness centre.
For safety reasons more specific information about the hotel will not be available at this time
- Check-in at the hotel – located in the heart of Copenhagen.
- Shabbat dinner - traditional Friday-night celebration with special guest, Chief Rabbi of Copenhagen Bent Lexner.
- Saturday-morning service – at the Copenhagen Grand Synagogue.
- Capture Copenhagen on your own – e.g. free entrance to the Danish Jewish Museum, visit Strøget or capture your own picture with the Little Mermaid. Ask the team behind SJUF12 for advice.
- Dinner banquette - at a unique location in the royal City of Copenhagen.
- Nachspiel – the old-fashioned gathering to round up the day.
- Delicious brunch – served at a beautiful venue.
- Lecture – with the world-famous Noah Klieger who tells us about his extraordinary life. He survived Auschwitz, was a crew member of the Exodus, worked for the Mossad and much more.
- Lounge-session – relax and enjoy a laid-back lounge-session. This is the opportunity to talk, laugh and chill out with both your new and old friends.
- Concert – Klezmofobia will invite everyone to listen and dance at one of their incredible concerts.
- Lounge-evening – at a different venue, the day ends with a traditional lounge-evening.
- New Years Eve dinner and party – the evening opens with tasty food, later you will have the chance to appreciate the fireworks at an amazing view, and finally we will dance, party and jump into the year of 2013 together.
- DDI, Den Danske Israelsindsamling
- Kamma og Harald R. Meclhiors Fond
- B'nai B'Brith Danmark Loge
- JIF Hakoah
- Samuel Knobel ApS
- Shir Hatzafon
- United ABC Denmark
- Coordination Committee for Polish Youth in Denmark
- DZF, Dansk Zionistforbund
- Eva og Finn Schwarz
- Det Jødiske Nationalfond KKL
- Magda & Bent Goldschmidt
- Miki Skoropa
- Torbjørn & Mizzie Adelsson
- Bent Blüdnikow og Ira Hartogsohn
- Wildcat piercing & tattoo
- Henny & Benjamin Blüdnikow
- Marie Sarusie
- Kurt Hartogsohn
- Anne og Poul Elkan
- Lone og Erling Guttermann
- Marianne og Bent Lewinsky
- Maja og Leon Elkan
- Vivian Kviat
- Anette Reuveni
- Flemming Cohn
- David Knobel
- Jacob Knobel
- When will the registration close? The last day for registration will be on the 25th of November.
- What do I do if I keep strictly Kosher or have any other food preferences? If you keep strictly kosher or have any other food preferences please let us know when you register or send us an e-mail at email@example.com
- Will there be security during the event? JST will arrange security for all 4 days
- Who can participate? Anyone above the age of 18, who has a jewish mother and/or father
- Can I bring my non-jewish boy/girlfriend? Yes. He/she needs to register like everyone else but please be sure to send us an e-mail to inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Can I choose to participate in individual days? Yes when you register you are able to choose what days you want to participate
- How much time after I have registered do I have to pay? Within 14 days
Special thank's to
The nightclub of nightclubs. This is where we will dance all night.
Malmö's highest point, this is where we will have our banquet. A giant feast in great company and with happy friends.
Kongens Nytorv and Rådhuspladsen are the two main squares in the city center, in which the longest pedestrian street in the world, Strøget, runs in-between.
You can detour to see the exteriors of Christiansborg, Børsen, Rundetårn and Rosenborg Slot along the way. If you're not up for a walk, one of the guided canal tours will give you a good sense of the city.
In summer or around Christmas time, round off your day with a relaxed stroll and nightcap in the world famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens.
With additional days in Copenhagen, plan to spend time inside one or more of the following: Rosenborg Slot, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Nationalmuseet, Statens Museum for Kunst and Kastellet.
On Vesterbro, with its main drag on Vesterbrogade just across from Tivioli Gardens and on Istegade where you'll find some of the trendier bars and cafés.
The area just off Kongens Nytorv on Gothersgade is also a nightlife hub.
Nørrebro has lots of student cafés and bars, many around Sankt Hans Torv, and there are some upscale spots on Østerbro.
In fact, the city name Copenhagen - København in Danish - actually means the "merchant's harbor," because it was once a major center of trade.
The spirit of those days remains with countless specialty shops in almost every corner of the city. The best buys are such luxury items as amber, crystal, porcelain, silver and furs.
Danish clothing design is now coming into fashion and is considered one of the nation's most important exports.
|Single/double rooms||650 DKK|
|triple rooms||850 DKK|
* The prices are including taxes and breakfast.
** When you arrive at the registration you will pay for the hotel during check-in.
Please, let us know if you want to stay at the SJUF hotel when you fill out the registration.
The Shabbat Dinner will be a traditional Friday-night celebration, under the direction of special guest, Chief Rabbi of Copenhagen Bent Lexner. For those who wish to take part in Friday-night service, this will be possible at the Copenhagen Grand Synagogue.
Wear your best Friday night dinner outfit
There will be no official events during the day, which means that this is your best chance to Capture Copenhagen on your own.
For instance you could visit “ The Danish Jewish Museum”, where the entrance will be free of charge for all of the participants at SJUF12. The team behind SJUF12 will be helpful with good advice and tips, should you have questions about what to capture.
Get ready for a once in a lifetime full dress evening, when you are invited to a Dinner Banquette at a unique location in the royal City of Copenhagen. This is a part of the picture you definitely would not like to miss. Busses will take you to the traditional Nachspiel.
For the guys: Black tie/suit. And for the girls: Evening dress (dress to impress)
Stick around for a world-famous lecture with Noah Klieger. One is not likely to meet many people in their lifetime who are more remarkable than Noah Klieger.
At eighty-six he still resembles the boxer he once claimed to be in his fight for survival. He will tell us about his remarkable life, which includes surviving Auschwitz, being a crewmember of the Exodus, working for the Mossad and the list just goes on and on.
After the lecture there will be a chance to relax and enjoy a laid-back lounge-session. Use this opportunity to talk and laugh with old and new friends.
The pace will be lifted once again, when Klezmofobia invites everyone to one of their incredible concerts. Klezmofobia is a fascinating mixture of cheerfulness and melancholy. An innovative klezmer orchestra that mixes traditional impressive Yiddish klezmer music with a number of other old and new genres of music.
The day ends with a lounge-evening, but at a completely different location than where the rest of the day has taken place. Without saying too much, you should remember your Mad-Men attire for this part of the picture.
Dress up for a night out in the town, in the heart of Copenhagen.
After the dinner there will be time for dancing and partying, and we will jump into the year 2013 together with our New Year hats on.
For this special new years event the dress code for the guys are black tie/suit. And for the girls a fantastic dress that just says 'new years’!!
Capture it all
All 4 days, all activities included:
(Hotel is not included)
10 reasons why you have to go to SJUF
- You can be Jewish without being awkward
- To meet your future wife/husband
- Socialize with nice young Jewish people
- You parents will sponsor you to come
- Having three days of partying instead of one
- Having an awesome agenda for New Year´s
- To meet that flirt you had last SJUF
- Indulge yourself in luxury
- If you come your friends will join
- You´re not to old to still participate