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JEP Bucharest

NOTE: Sold out all parts (hotel / meals / program etc) for French females. If you want to be added to the waiting list, please email info@jep.eu

If you are aged 27-39, come and explore Bucharest, one of the grand cities of Central Europe and former Paris of the East on 18-21 July 2024.

  • Learn about the Jewish heritage of Romania
  • Explore Romania’s artistic capital
  • Party the nights away with your JEP friends
  • Stay at a deluxe 5* hotel
  • Enjoy tasty Glatt Kosher food

And much much more!!!

For our Cancellation policy – Please see the Terms and Conditions section.

PURCHASE EVENT TICKET

Please note that you must be registered on the JEP website to purchase tickets to our events. Not yet registered? Become a member now!

All prices are per person and do not include travel to / from Bucharest or transfers to the hotel. If you pay by bank transfer from outside the EU / UK / Switzerland you will get an extra 50 Euros charge unless you use Wise or Revolut websites, so we recommend to use Paypal to avoid this.

Extra nights before and after the event are available through JEP at our special group rates. If you request a twin occupancy extra night without a friend(s) and we are unable to match you up with another participant(s), you will be asked to upgrade to a single room.

NOTE: Sold out all parts (hotel / meals / program etc) for French females. If you want to be added to the waiting list, please email info@jep.eu

SUBSIDISED PACKAGES

To get these prices you must also hold a valid 1 year paid membership subscription.

NOTES:

SPECIAL EARLYBIRD SALE DEADLINE: 23:59 CEST (Belgium Time) on Monday 24 June 2024.

TWIN ROOM INFORMATION: This is a room with 2 x single beds where you will share with someone. Prices are per person.

Thu-Sun Twin

Earlybird Sale € 349

Normal Price € 399

Thu-Sun Single

Earlybird Sale € 569

Normal Price € 619

FULL-PRICE PACKAGES

TWIN ROOM INFORMATION: This is a room with 2 x single beds where you will share with someone. Prices are per person.

Thu-Sun Single Room

€ 819

Thu-Sun Twin Room

€ 599

EXTRA NIGHT OPTIONS:

Single Room

€ 150

per night

Twin

€ 75

per night

LOCAL PACKAGES

  • For those people living in Bucharest only, we can offer these local packages for the weekend at special subsidized prices if you sign up as a FREE user on our website first. These do not include any transport to and from the venues and will be released soon!
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This is an example program – the real program will be sent to participants only.

Day 1 Highlights – Thursday

Tour of Bucharest city

Evening Party

Day 2 Highlights – Friday

Group Breakfast

Scenic tour out of city

Workshops

Kiddush Cocktail

Shabbat Dinner

Day 3 Highlights – Shabbat

Shabbat Services

Discussion

Shabbat Lunch

Shabbat Friendly Activity

Relax & Enjoy

ECJS fun party

DAY 4 Highlights – Sunday

Group Breakfast

Jewish Heritage Tour

FLIGHTS:

The event will start at around 12:00pm in Bucharest on the Thursday and finish on Sunday at approximately 3:30/4:00pm. The nearest airport is Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport – Otopeni (OTP) which is approximately 30-45 minutes from the hotel by taxi or 40-50 minutes by public transport (bus 100). Uber and Bolt run from the airport costing around 55-70 RON 11-15 Euros. The Bus from the airport costs 3 RON (0.65 Euros)

 

THE HOTEL:

Located in the city center of Bucharest  our luxurious 5* hotel ffers a full range of facilities, such as free high-speed WiFi, 24-hour reception and concierge service.The hotel  gives you easy access to the main areas of the city, among the closest tourist attractions being the Old Town, famous for its night life and restaurants. The Romanian Atheneum is and  The House of Parliament, the second largest building in the world, are all located nearby this hotel.

BUCHAREST:

Romania’s capital sometimes gets a bad rap, but in fact it’s dynamic, energetic and lots of fun. Many travellers give the city just a night or two before heading off to Transylvania, but that’s not enough time. Allow at least a few days to take in the very good museums, stroll the parks and hang out at trendy cafes and drinking gardens. While much of the centre is modern and the buildings are in various stages of disrepair, you’ll find splendid 17th- and 18th-century belle époque villas tucked away in quiet corners. Communism changed the face of the city forever, and nowhere is this more evident than at the gargantuan Palace of Parliament, the grandest (and arguably crassest) tribute to dictatorial megalomania you’ll ever see.

JEWISH BUCHAREST:

Jewish Bucharest has almost completely disappeared. Of a population estimated at 158000 souls in 1948, there remain only 2000 people today. Spread out across the four corners of the capital, the are doubtlessly too old or in too precarious an economic situation to contemplate emigration.

The old Jewish quarter

The old Jewish quarter was located near the Unirei (Union) Square on the other side of Sfanta Vineri Street. To the southeast, Dudesti and Vàcàresti streets resounded with the joys and color of Jewish life. These streets no longer exist. In their place stretches a vague, rubble-strewn terrain the locals call “Hiroshima”. Ceausescu reduced it all to nothingness in order to build a mad, improbable “City of the Future”.

Synagogues

Few active synagogues remain in Bucharest. At the turn of the twentieth century, however, the city contained at least sixty-six of them, Sephardic as well as Ahkenazic.

The Choral Temple remains the city’s most important religious site today. Built in 1866 according to a design by the architects Endele and Freiwald in the Viennese style (just like the synagogue on Dohány Street in Budapest), it was rebuilt in 1933 and then in 1945, after it was vandalized by the Iron Guards during a January 1941 pogrom.

The Grand Synagogue, which catered to the Ashkenazic community, was built in 1846 by a congregation of Polish Jews. It stands on Vasile Adamache Street, one of the oldest streets in the capital, alongside miraculously preserved low houses. In 1992, this synagogue was transformed into a museum. Here you will find religious objects, documents, and precious incunabula that retrace the history of Romania’s former Jewish communities. In the center sits a statue in honor of the tens of thousands of Trans-Dniestrian Jews, victims of pogroms and deportations. During the war, 200 000 Transylvanian Jews were sent to Auschwitz by the Hungarian authorities, never to return.

A visit to the sober Shoah Memorial is advised. The Museum opened in 2009, as Romania only very recently started acknowledging publicly its responsibility in the Shoah.

The community today…

The town’s Community Center of Bucharest offers weekly activities and also runs the country’s only digital Jewish radio station: Radio Shalom Romania. The dynamic Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania publishes -in Romanian, English, and Hebrew- the excellent bimonthly Réalitatea evreascà (Jewish reality). The catalog of  Hasefer, perhaps the only remaining jewish publishing house in eastern and Central Europe, contains works by Sholem Aleichem, Martin Buber, Bernard Malamud, and Simon Dubnov, as well as those by Romanian-born authors Elie Wiesel, Carol Lancu, and Mihail Sebastian.

Each participant of the JEP Bucharest 2024 Event will receive the following:
  • Five-Star superior Accommodation
  • Free WiFi Internet Access in all rooms and public areas.
  • General Room facilities
  • Free access to fitness facilities (treatments/ activities may cost extra)
  • Kosher meals
  • Entertainment and workshops
  • City Tours with professional guides – dependant on local laws and restrictions
  • Organised transport for official trip tours and visits – dependant on local laws and restrictions
  • General room service
  • Optional Parking (charged by the hotel directly to each individual)

 

Participants will NOT be provided with

  • Luxury items (alcoholic beverages besides Friday night, etc)
  • Additional room service (washing, dry cleaning, etc)
  • Health and other insurance – It is the responsibility of the participant to organise necessary health insurance. ECJS & JEP take no responsibility for extra costs or refunds if the participant does not have necessary requirements or for any expenses in relation to this.

 

Please note:

  • Every participant should ensure that their personal insurance covers medical expenses during their stay.
  • JEP does not take responsibility for damages done by participants (in hotel, buses and other locations). Participants are legally responsible for any damage they cause.
  • Participant must notify JEP in advance of any illnesses, allergies or medications they are on if there is any risk of any possible side effects or reactions that JEP should be aware of. It is the participants own responsibility to ensure they prevent such reactions / side effects taking place as much as realistically possible, and JEP does not take any responsibility for any medical care / treatment or incidents that may happen due to a participants failure to adhere to their personal medical responsibilities.
  • By completing an event or membership registration form, the applicant gives full permission for JEP staff, or affiliated representatives on JEP’s behalf, to take appropriate related photographs of the applicant during an event (or pre/post event days), which may be used in any JEP related material (e.g. marketing or supplied to sponsors), at the decision of theJEP office.
  • Any participant may be charged the full cost of the event and sent home during the program if fraudulent information was provided on the registration form for the event or JEP member/associate form.
  • JEP holds the right at any time to cancel your participation if you fail to fulfil any demands or requirements of the program. In this situation the amount of refunds are at the full discretion of the JEP office staff.

Ticket Booking Confirmation

JEP only confirms and guarantees the booking once tickets have been purchased, approved and payment also received and approved by the JEP office; on the basis that the participant provides a copy of his ID / Passport for security and the information supplied on the registration form is correct. Until then, JEP does not take any responsibility for your commitment to the event. Therefore JEP does not advise you to book your flights / travel arrangements, until you receive your confirmation from the JEP office as before this time JEP does not guarantee you a place to participate in the event.

 

Specific Requests

ECJS & JEP does its best to adhere to all specific room and event requests (such as room sharing preferences). However, in certain circumstances this may not be possible. In this situation the participant consents to the full authority of ECJS & JEP to make any changes necessary.

 

Local Packages

These are only for those people currently living in the hosting city holding full residency or alternatively students studying abroad/young adults working abroad, on proof of holding a local address.

 

Covid-19 Safety 

  • If someone is found positive with Covid-19 related symptoms, then it is the participants responsibility to decide how they wish to deal with it. JEP will only implement any rules if local government enforces as laws. JEP does not take any responsibility for any testing / isolation or action if the participant unless it is an enforced requirement.
  • For Covid refunds : These will be provided only if you hold a positive Covid-19 test and at a level providing JEP obtains any refunds from any expenses laid out on your behalf (e.g. hotel / tour guides / food etc). For no other reasons. All Covid-19 related refunds are at the discretion of the JEP office.

Discount Qualification

Participants must prove financial situation warranting discount. A copy of a valid passport and/or references are required. Documents and/or letter outlining your request with contact details of either a Rabbi or Jewish community organization who can vouch for your limited finances should be sent via e-mail to info@jep.eu

If you are awarded a further “extra” discount to the advertised prices we ask that you try your best to attend every session of our program, especially the workshops and lectures, to reflect your appreciation of this donation. A thank you letter about your experiences at the event is required for our sponsors within 2 weeks following the event.

Limited availability. Discounts will be granted solely at the discretion of ECJS & JEP and its partners and special offer discounts are only valid on main event dates and exclude extra costs such as extra nights/membership fee etc.

 

Special Discount Offer and Early-bird Offer Period End-Date

This is the date all registration and payments must be RECEIVED by the JEP office. It is entirely the discretion of the JEP office staff to decide whether a participant fulfills the demands for the offers, and JEP hold the full right to charge non-offer price if they believe this is not the case.

 

Group Organiser or other Special Offers

These are only applicable to you as an individual and do not apply to any other participants, for example a discount in a 2 person room is a discount on your participation rate and not for the other person sharing the room. It is entirely the discretion of the JEP office staff to decide whether a participant fulfills the demands for the offers.

 

Cancellation Policy

This is the general cancellation policy but DOES NOT APPLY to any special Non-Cancelable / Non Refundable sale price ticket (see below terms for these tickets).

For cancellations until 23:59 on 10 June 2024 we will refund all payment except for 50 Euros admin fee for our staff to process this cancellation. From 11 June 2024 until 23:59 on 20 June 2024, we will refund 70% of your payment, providing the event sells out and we manage to re-sell your place. Otherwise we will not be able to offer a refund. After 20 June 2024, all cancellations will get no refund even for a medical emergency. The reason for this deduction is due to the risk we are taking, as well as the event low prices, the longer administration process involved in changing your booking, and often involves more time and expensive phone calls trying to find a replacement.

JEP will have already booked, ordered and paid for everything for you. We will not be able to receive refunds for any of these purchases. Please understand that JEP is a non-profit organization. We invest over €100 for each member to attend the event beyond the member fee that was paid. With your cancellation we lose this investment as well.

This is our cancellation policy and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. You agree that by submitting any event registration form or “ticket” via our website, you thereby acknowledge that you have read and understand this permission agreement and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy for special NON-CANCELABLE / NON REFUNDABLE 1 WEEK SALE TICKETS:

These tickets are special priced offer tickets that are entirely non cancelable and 100% non-refundable once registration is completed and payment made. Purchase of this ticket is entirely at the purchaser’s risk and will not be refunded in any circumstances. It is also not permitted to use “Paypal query / bank recall” or any other similar methods to attempt to recall the payment. In this circumstance you will be issued a full invoice to re-instate the payment. By completing the registration and sending payment, you agree to these terms and conditions fully.

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