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.
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.
Terms & Conditions
- 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”).
2.1.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 email@example.com 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
8.1 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 email@example.com .
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.
9.1 You may cancel your registration for attendance at the Event by notifying EUPJ in writing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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.