Prague 2018 Regeneration

Prague, Czech Republic 26th Apr 2018
Regeneration - Building the Future. The EUPJ Biennial Conference 2018 will reflect the philosophy that drives both Progressive Judaism in Europe and beyond.

Description of Conference

Regeneration – Building the Future. The EUPJ Biennial Conference 2018 will reflect the philosophy that drives both Progressive Judaism in Europe and beyond. That same driving force will inspire and motivate our community leaders of today and our young leaders, whose imagination and enthusiasm will shape Progressive Judaism in the future.

Ticket Types & Options

Ticket Types:

  • £320, €400 and $420 per person from 01September 2017 until 31 December 2017 (Early Bird)
  • £350 €440 and $460 per person from 01 January 2018 until 28th February 2018 (Mid rate)
  • £380, €480 and $500 per person from 1st March 2018 (Late bookers rate)
  • £160, €175 and $200 per person for young adults aged up to 30 years and student rabbis from 1st September 2017 until 28th February 2018

Ticket Options:

  • Thursday Opening Ceremony only: £80, €100 and $105
  • Friday Full Day: £150, €190 and $210
  • Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner only: £80, €100 and $105
  • Thursday and Friday: £220, €275 and $300
  • Shabbat Full Day: £80, €100 and $105
  • Friday and Shabbat: £220, €275 and $300
  • Thursday, Friday and Shabbat: £300, €375 and $415
  • Shabbat and Sunday: £140, €175 and $185
  • Sunday only: £60, €75 and $80

Hotel & Flights

Prague Marriott Hotel
V Celnici 8
111 00 Praha 1
111 00

Tel. +420 222 888 006

Book your group rate for EUPJ Regeneration18

Prague Marriott Hotel room rates per room per night (not included in registration fee).

  • From CZK4450 for single occupancy deluxe room per night
  • From CZK4700 for double occupancy deluxe room per night

All room rates are quoted inclusive of breakfast, WIFI access, and VAT (at current rate). The rates displayed on the hotel booking site are excluding VAT at 15%

Directions to Prague Marriott Hotel from Prague Airport and other useful travel information are contained in the following hyperlink:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/prgdt-prague-marriott-hotel/#directions

There are numerous hotels in the Old Town, Prague, all within easy reach of the conference hotel.

Refer https://www.pragueexperience.com/accommodation/hotels.asp

Skeleton Programme

Activity Time
Thursday 26th April
Registration 12.00-18.00
Buffet supper (under consideration – to be confirmed) 17.00-18.30
Welcome drink at Smetana Hall, Municipal House 19.00-19.30
Opening Ceremony and reception at Smetana Hall 19.30-22.00
Friday 27th April
Shacharit and opening prayer 08.30-09.00
Plenary session 09.15-10.15
Coffee Break 10.15-10.45
Workshops

The following topics offer an indication of workshop content only and are subject to change

The morning workshops will offer an examination and discussion of the issues raised by our first Plenary speaker; reflections on the history of Czechoslovakia and projects of remembrance and education; a focus on emerging communities with special emphasis on Spain and Italy; an opportunity to take a closer look at the work and philosophy of our opening ceremony guest speaker, Mark Podwal; a session on best practice in communities with an emphasis on youth; our interfaith activities and our relationship with members of other religions; self-awareness and identity to include aspects of religious and sexual identity; and an examination of social responsibility and sustainability as it relates to entrepreneurship and innovation.

10.45-12.00
Lunch 12.05-13.20
Plenary Session 13.30-14.30
Coffee Break 14.30-15.00
Workshops

The following topics offer an indication of workshop content only and are subject to change

The afternoon workshops will offer an examination and discussion of the issues raised by our second plenary speaker; an examination of the Czechoslovakia of the communist era and the Czech Republic of today; building communities and all that it entails; youth issues, future leadership and the structures that are available at all levels;  international perspectives on recent social and political changes in Europe; mixed faith marriages and partnerships; and social developments of recent years with special emphasis on single parents and ageing  parents.

15.00-16.15
Special Interest receptions and meetings 16.30-17.30
Kabbalat Shabbat service at the Spanish Synagogue 18.30-19.30
Reception and Dinner 20.00-23.00
Saturday 28th April
Shabbat Service at the Spanish Synagogue 10.30-12.30
Kiddush at the Spanish Syngague 12.30-13.00
Buffet Lunch at Marriott Hotel 13.15-14.15
Afternoon tours – departing from the Marriott Hotel 14.30-17.00
Free time – to include evening meal at own cost 17.00-21.00
Havdalah 21.11-21.30
Cabaret 22.00-late
Sunday 29th April
Shacharit 08.00-08.45
EUPJ Annual Assembly 9.00-10.30
Coffees, teas and snacks 10.30-11.00
Plenary sessions (choice of three) 11.00-12.30
Lunch and Farewell 12.30-14.00

 

Post Event Programmes

Sunday: Half day tour to Terezin – €40

Coach will leave hotel at 14.00 and drive straight to Terezín (Thereisinstadt  in Germany) the former garrison town that was turned by Nazis into a concentration camp and prison, primarily for Jews.  We will visit the museum housed in the building that was the boys hostel in Nazi times.  This gives an oversight into the fate of the thousands of Jewish children and adults who passed through Terezín, most of them later transported on to their deaths in Auschwitz and other death camps.  We then drive down the road to the Magdaburg barracks that now houses several exhibitions devoted to the incredible artistic life in Terezín: the art, music and drama.  The reconstructed dormitory also illustrates what life was like in Terezín in those days.
We then go and see the secret synagogue, one of many the Jews established in the “ghetto”.  Finally we drive to the cemetery just outside the ghetto, by the tree the children planted on Tu Bishvat in 1943, to conclude with poems and prayers.
If time allows, we will briefly visit the Small Fortress that was the prison camp and execution place, before returning to Prague for about 19.00.


Monday: Full day tour to Kolin and Kutna Hora – €75

The coach will leave the hotel at 09.00 and travel to Kolín arriving at about 10.00.  We will visit the old Jewish cemetery ( founded in 1414), the second oldest in Bohemia after the famous Prague cemetery. In Kolín itself we will visit the synagogue (dedicated 1696), which has a detailed exhibition of the history of Jews in the town, once the second most important community after Prague.  We will walk round the Stolpersteine trail that encircles the ghetto providing graphic proof of the importance of the Jewish community before the Shoah.  There will then be free time for coffee/early lunch at cafes in the town square before we visit the new Jewish cemetery with its impressive Holocaust memorial. From there we travel the short distance to Kutná Hora, a UNESCO listed town, once the centre for silver mining.  We will visit the fabulous St Barbara Cathedral and then have free time to either visit the famous ossuary or possibly the mining museum or to just spend time in this charming historic town.  We will have dinner in a typically Czech restaurant before returning to Prague.

Tuesday: Full day tour to Karlov Vary and Plzen – €75

We will leave the hotel at 09.00 to travel by coach through the Bohemian countryside  to Karlovy Vary (Carlesbad) the historic spa town in western Bohemia. We will have a guided tour round the town and have time to taste the waters (if brave) and get coffee/early lunch.  In the afternoon we travel back to the town of Plzeň, famous for its beer and industry (Skoda factories).  Plzeň has 3 synagogues: one that can seat over 1200 people and is the third largest in the world.  Another has been beautifully restored for use by the small local congregation and the third has been turned into a moving Holocaust memorial.  After our visit to these historic Jewish sites, we will go to the famous Pilsner Urquel brewery to have dinner in its restaurant and taste the famous beer.  We then return tired but happy to Prague.

Price guide for all three tours – €175
Tours include luxury coach, tour guide, Czech speaking chaperone, entrance fees and dinners on full day tours.

The cost per tour are indicative and are subject to revision. Accommodation is available at the Conference Hotel at conference rates.

FAQs

  • How can I make a sponsorship to the Biennial Conference?

    Please complete and submit the form here to sponsor an event at EUPJ’s Biennial Conference, Prague 2018. You may pay immediately with a credit card or, if you have one, a paypal account through our secure PayPal page by clicking Donate. Just follow the prompts. Alternatively, you may pay offline by bank transfer. If you choose the latter, bank details can be found here for Sterling, US Dollars or Euros. Please do not hesitate to contact David Pollak at treasurer@eupj.org should you have any queries.

  • If I can’t find the answer to my questions here, who shall I contact for more information?

    Deborah Grabiner, Administrator at EUPJ,  administrator@eupj.org

  • Is there anything else I should know?

    Yes,

    • delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel arrangements and insurance
    • Applying for their hotel accommodation using the hotel’s booking link
    • Meals are vegetarian or fish.
  • Will there be a Pre-Conference Tour?

    No.

  • Will there be a Post-Conference Tour from Prague?

    Yes. Please indicate your interest by marking the appropriate box on your registration form.

    Individual daily tours will be available and are summarised below. The cost per tour are indicative and are subject to revision. Accommodation is available at the Conference Hotel at conference rates.

    Sunday: Half day tour to Terezin – €40
    Monday: Full day tour to Kolin and Kutna Hora – €75
    Tuesday: Full day tour to Karlov Vary and Plzen – €75
    Price guide for all three tours – €175
    Tours include luxury coach, tour guide, Czech speaking chaperone, entrance fees and dinners on full day tours.

    Please note that tours will only take place if there is a minimum take-up

     Click on the follow hyperlink to see directions, guide prices and useful numbers:

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/prgdt-prague-marriott-hotel/#directions

  • How can I let you know about my special dietary request?

    Please email us at administrator@eupj.org to let us know how we can assist you.

  • Is the conference accessible for individuals with mobility restrictions?

    Yes. All venues are accessible to individuals with mobility restrictions. Please email us at administrator@eupj.org to let us know how we can assist you.

  • How do I travel to the conference venue?

    Delegates are asked to make their own arrangements.

    Directions to Prague Marriott Hotel from Prague Airport and other useful travel information are contained in the following hyperlink:

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/prgdt-prague-marriott-hotel/#directions

    Useful travel websites and smart phone Apps
    www.google.co.uk/maps

    Useful smart phone Apps
    Uber click hyperlink https://www.uber.com/cities/prague

  • How can I make a donation for delegate fees for a young adult or student rabbi to attend conference?

    Please click the amount required on your registration page. This sum will be added to your account and payment will be collected from the secure payment page.

    Alternatively, you may donate through our ‘Donate Button’ situated on the home page at www.eupj.org .

    All sponsors will be acknowledged in the Conference Tribute Programme unless the sponsorship wishes to remain anonymous.

  • Can I pay for the fees in Sterling or US Dollars using Direct Bank Transfer?

    Yes. Please use the offline payment option.

    Payments in Sterling and US Dollars should be paid to EUPJ Sterling Account.

    EUPJ Bank Details:
    National Westminster Bank plc
    45 Tottenham Court Road
    London
    W1A 3AW

    Bank Sort Code: 56-00-31
    Account Name: European Union for Progressive Judaism
    Account Number: 63392739
    IBAN Bank Identifier Code: NWBK GB 21
    International Bank A/c No (Sterling Account):   GB30NWBK56003163392739
    Your reference: Your Last Name/First Name Initial/Prague 2018
    Example: Grabiner/D/Prague 2018

  • Can I pay for the fees in Euros using Direct Bank Transfer?

    Yes. Please use the offline payment option.

    Payments in Euros should be paid to EUPJ Euro Account.

    EUPJ Bank Details:
    National Westminster Bank plc
    PO Box 3AW
    104 Tottenham Court Road
    London W1A 3AW

    Account Number: 550/00/40195228
    IBAN: GB05NWBK 6072 1440 1952 28
    Swift: BIC: NWBK GB 2L
    Account Name: European Union for Progressive Judaism
    Your reference: Your Last Name/First Name Initial/Prague 2018
    Example: Grabiner/D/Prague 2018

  • How do I pay for the registration fees?

    We accept credit and debit cards payments using PayPal.

    Our online registration system will take you to a secure payment page. Please follow the instructions online.

  • Can I invite a guest/partner to join me for the social elements of the conference?

    No. A non-delegate partner/guest of a delegate may register online using one of the appropriate day rates:

    Thursday Opening Ceremony only: £80, €100 and $105
    Friday Full Day: £150, €190 and $210
    Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner only: £80, €100 and $105
    Thursday and Friday: £220, €275 and $300
    Shabbat Full Day: £80, €100 and $105
    Friday and Shabbat: £220, €275 and $300
    Thursday, Friday and Shabbat: £300, €375 and $415
    Shabbat and Sunday: £140, €175 and $185
    Sunday only: £60, €75 and $80

    A non-delegate partner or guest of a delegate, who is not registering to attend the conference as a delegate is not entitled to any of the meals or other food and beverage at the event unless they have registered online for an event using one of the appropriate day rates.

  • How can I apply for a subsidy?

    If personal circumstances prevent any individual from paying the early bird registration fee in full, a limited number of grants are available. Application must be made in writing to the treasurer@eupj.org to request a grant. All applications must be received before 1st January 2018.

  • How much is the registration fee and what does it include?

    The full registration fees include the programme excluding personal travel to the conference, hotel accommodation & breakfast, transfers not included in the itinerary for delegates not staying at the conference hotel, Shabbat afternoon pre-paid options, optional pre- conference tour and travel insurance.

    • £320, €400 and $420 per person from 01September 2017 until 31 December 2017 (Early Bird)
    • £350 €440 and $460 per person from 01 January 2018 until 28th February 2018 (Mid rate)
    • £380, €480 and $500 per person from 1st March 2018 (Late bookers rate)
    • £160, €175 and $200 per person for young adults aged up to 30 years and student rabbis from 1st September 2017 until 28th February 2018
  • Who are the Keynote Speakers?}

    Full details will follow.

  • What’s in the programme for the Biennial EUPJ Conference, Regeneration Prague 2018?

    Full details will follow
    Full details will follow for the optional Shabbat afternoon tours

  • Where is the conference taking place?

    Registration and Conference Hotel – Prague Marriott Hotel
    Opening Ceremony:and late registration – The Smetana Hall, Municipal House
    Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service – Spanish Synagogue, Prague
    Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner – Conference Hotel
    Shabbat Services – Spanish Synagogue, Prague
    Havdalah – Conference Hotel
    Annual European Assembly – Conference Hotel

  • Can I organise home hospitality?

    Can you offer room(s) for home hospitality? We would love to hear from you if you are prepared to offer a room(s) in your home for one of the delegates. Please email: administrator@eupj.org  with the details. Please let us know your address, room details (single/double), use of private or shared bathroom. Available dates. Your details will only be made available on request. The arrangements will not be covered by EUPJ’s terms and conditions and must be agreed in writing between you and the EUPJ delegate.

    Yes. On request we will facilitate this option. Please complete the registration form with your arrival and departure date so that we can try to match your request with any others. If this request is impossible for us to match, we will try to match you with a room share.

  • Can I organise a room share at the conference hotel?

    Yes. On request we will facilitate this option. Please complete the registration form with your arrival and departure date options so that we can try to match your request with any others.

  • Are there any other accommodation options locally?

    Yes. There are numerous hotels in the Old Town, Prague, all within easy reach of the conference hotel.

    Refer https://www.pragueexperience.com/accommodation/hotels.asp

    Please make your own arrangements using one of the online booking agents.

  • How do I book and make payment for the hotel?

    Book your group rate for EUPJ Regeneration18

    • Amend the dates of stay, amount of rooms and occupancy
    • Click “Check Availability”

    The hotel will send a confirmation regarding your booking, based upon availability.

    Prague Marriott Hotel room rates per room per night (not included in registration fee).

    • From CZK4450 for single occupancy deluxe room per night
    • From CZK4700for double occupancy deluxe room per night

    All room rates are quoted inclusive of breakfast, WIFI access, and VAT (at current rate). The rates displayed on the hotel booking site are excluding VAT at 15%

  • Which hotel should I book for this conference?

    Prague Marriott Hotel
    V Celnici 8
    111 00 Praha 1
    111 00

    Tel. +420 222 888 006

Terms & Conditions

    1. The Agreement

      1.1 The agreement for your booking is formed when EUPJ receives part or all of the payment required (if any) to attend the event named on the registration form (the ”Event“) and when EUPJ has sent you written confirmation via email (the “Confirmation”) of registration of your place at the event.
      1.2 This agreement binds you and all delegates (the “Delegate”) named on your registration application. It is your responsibility to ensure that all delegates for whom you are booking are aware of, and accept these terms. This agreement continues until the last of your delegates has left the venue where the Event is held (the “Venue”).

    2. Bookings

      2.1.All registrations are taken on these terms and conditions only.
      2.2 Registration applications are processed on a “first come, first served” basis (by received time and date). From time to time a waiting list may be operated.
      2.3 Bookings for the Event must be made through the EUPJ website www.eupj.org and accompanied by full payment.
      2.4 Bookings close at 17.00 (GMT) on 12 April 2018. Please make direct enquiry to administrator@eupj.org if you wish to apply for a place after this date.
      2.5 All bookings must be paid for in full by Monday 16 April 2018.
      2.6 Your payment to EUPJ will cover the following:

      Full Rate: the full conference programme, excluding travel to the conference, hotel accommodation and breakfast, Shabbat afternoon pre-paid optional trips, optional pre conference tour and travel insurance.
      Day Rate: the full conference programme relevant to the day(s) pre-paid at registration, excluding travel to the conference, hotel accommodation and breakfast, Shabbat afternoon pre-paid optional trip optional pre-conference tour and travel insurance.

    3. The Cost

      3.1 The price of registration (the “Price”) is subject to review and availability and may change between the time it is first advertised and the time when you book. The amount you have paid for your attendance at the Event will be shown on the Confirmation. This applies to a delegate and to a non-delegate partner or guest of a delegate
      3.2 A limited number of subsidies are available from EUPJ towards the cost of travel, hotel and fees for the Event, and can be applied for to a maximum of £275 or €300 per person. An application should be made by email to administrator@eupj.org and will be referred for decision to be made in his absolute discretion by the Honorary Treasurer of EUPJ whose decision shall be final.
      3.3 You must separately arrange, book and pay for the following, not through EUPJ:

      • Your travel arrangements to the Event.
      • Your hotel accommodation with the hotel you select.
      • Your transport to and from your hotel.
      • Transport to and from the Venue(s) unless included in the Event.
      • Any ‘extras’ you incur at your hotel e.g., gratuities, drinks, room service, laundry etc.
      • Any car parking charges at the Venue
      • Your insurance e.g., cancellation insurance for cost of travel to the Event, property loss, medical expenses. (See also paragraph 9 below)
    4. Hotel accommodation

      4.1 The hotel that you or any non-delegate partner or guest of a delegate select and require, must be booked and made by you or any non-delegate partner or guest with the hotel directly. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions (hyperlink) question 2 for more details.
      4.2 EUPJ is not responsible for your hotel reservation and confirmation. Such reservation and confirmation will be subject to the hotel’s own terms and conditions which you should obtain from the hotel directly.
      4.3 You must vacate your hotel room by the checkout time notified by the hotel for your day of departure.
      4.4 A non-delegate partner or guest of a delegate, who is not registering to attend the Event as a delegate, is not entitled to any of the meals or other food and beverage at the Event unless they have registered online for the Event as a Day Rate Delegate. See Terms and Conditions paragraphs 2.6 and 3.1.
      4.6 EUPJ accepts no responsibility or liability for any illness, damage or personal injury caused to a delegate or non-delegate partner or guest of a delegate staying at a hotel.

    5. Dietary or Access Requirements

      5.1 All catering at the Event will be either vegetarian or fish.
      5.2 Special requirements must be notified at the time of your registration such as:

      • Special Dietary Requirements
      • Access Needs
    6. Workshops and Optional Events

      6.1 All workshops, seminars and optional events at the Event are advertised in good faith but circumstances beyond EUPJ’s control may result in amendments or cancellations when EUPJ will endeavour to give as much notice as reasonably possible. EUPJ shall have no liability for any amendment or cancellation made to any proceedings at the Event.
      6.2 Where spaces are limited, all workshops, seminars and optional events are offered on a first come, first served basis.
      6.3 All speakers at the event are attending on their own behalf and EUPJ is not liable for anything they say or do.

    7. Conduct

      It is a condition of registration that behaviour as a participant will not bring EUPJ into disrepute. This includes settling any “extras” you incur with the hotel on departure.

    8. Privacy

      8.1 Personal information given by you will be handled by EUPJ in accordance with UK Data Protection Act 1998.
      8.2 EUPJ will only pass your name and any other personal data to a third party service provider (such as caterers or security) as may be required by them to comply with reservation, safety and security policies and procedures.
      8.3 EUPJ will publish a delegate list (consisting of delegate name and email address) which will be distributed to all delegates attending the Event. If you do NOT want your name to be published on the list, please tick the box on your online registration application.
      8.4 EUPJ will use your email address to acknowledge your registration application electronically. EUPJ will also keep you informed about future events and add your details to its Newsletter distribution list. If you do NOT wish to be sent further emails, other than those relating to the Event, please email administrator@eupj.org .
      8.6 EUPJ, its agents and other participants may take photos, audio or video recordings at the event which may be used for marketing, promotional or educational activities. EUPJ does not accept responsibility, if contrary to your wishes, you appear on audio or video recordings or in photographs. It is your responsibility to ensure that if you see that you are being recorded, you notify the person doing the recording, if you wish to request any limit on the use of such recording.

    9. Cancellation

      9.1 You may cancel your registration for attendance at the Event by notifying EUPJ in writing or by email to administrator@eupj.org . However, a fee will be charged as follows:

      Date notice of cancellation received by EUPJ Cancellation fee per cancelling participant
      37 or more days prior to the

      commencement of the Event

      £ 30 (€42)
      36 to 20 days prior to the

      commencement of the Event

      £ 50 (€70)
      Less than 20 days prior to the

      commencement of the Event

      The full price of the participant for the Event

9.2 Instead of cancelling, you may send an alternative delegate, without incurring additional fees. You must inform EUPJ at administrator@eupj.org and provide all the substitute person’s contact details no later than ten full days before commencement of the Event. Any required alterations to travel and hotel booking arrangements must be made by the delegate directly with the travel providers and hotel (not through EUPJ) in accordance with the terms and conditions of such providers and the hotel.

9.3 Any refunds agreed by EUPJ will be processed and paid within 60 days after the end of the Event. EUPJ is unable to make any refunds before the Event.

9.4 EUPJ reserves the right to cancel the Event or vary any part of the Event at its discretion. If the Event is cancelled the maximum liability of EUPJ is the return of any money paid by a delegate or by a non-delegate partner or guest of a delegate to EUPJ. Your own travel insurance needs to cover any other costs which you might incur if the Event is cancelled.

9.5 EUPJ will not be liable for any failure or delay in the delivery of the Event or any element of it which is caused by the failure of the Venue to deliver its services, any act of God, workers’ action, or any other circumstance beyond EUPJ’s control.

9.6 The Event is intended for individuals who are members of or who represent organisations which are, in turn, Constituent Members or Associated Members of the EUPJ or of the WUPJ and its affiliates or any other person whom the Management Committee of EUPJ (in its discretion) (“ManCom”) considers to be in sympathy with the mission and objectives of the EUPJ. The Event may also be attended by any other person specifically invited or permitted to attend by the ManCom of EUPJ. Accordingly, the EUPJ reserves the right to refuse to accept the registration of any Delegate or other person seeking to register to attend the Event or to cancel the registration of any such Delegate and/or person if ManCom, in its sole and absolute discretion, believes that such a person does not meet the above criteria or for any other reason which ManCom considers reasonable in the circumstances. Should EUPJ exercise any of its rights referred to in this paragraph 9.6, then the provisions of paragraph 9.4 above shall apply, mutatis mutandis, in respect of any liability of EUPJ to any Delegate or non-Delegate partner or guest of a Delegate.

  1. General

    10.1 You accept that neither EUPJ nor any person involved in the Event shall have any liability to you for any injury, loss or damage, including as a result of negligence, suffered by you or other participant during the Event, other than for death or personal injury caused by negligence.
    10.2 These are the only terms and conditions which apply to you and EUPJ relating to the Event and supersede all other understandings.
    10.3 No third party may rely upon these terms and conditions.
    10.4 These terms and conditions are governed by English law.