This information applies to
Jan 25, 2020 conference.

Please click to see photos of 2020 event here.

The next Israel today conference
will take place on Jan 23, 2021.

Israel Today Conference

at Espoo Pentecostal Church January 25, 2020

The conference starts with an afternoon seminar at 14:00-18:00:

Esa-Pekka Mattila, Senior Pastor of the Espoo Pentecostal Church

Risto Huvila, Author and Chairman of the Federation of Finland-Israel Associations

Dr. Kari Teittinen, M.D., Heart Surgeon

Pekka Ruokomäki, Elocutionist

Ms. Yael Eidelman, Author & Speaker

Ms. Päivi Taskinen, Tour guide and helper of holocaust survivors in Budapest

Panel Discussion: Church and Israel with

Arto Antturi, Vicar of Pitäjänmäki Lutheran Congregation

Petri Mäkilä, Editor-in-Chief of the Pentecostal weekly RV

Pastor Esa-Pekka Mattila

Moderated by Risto Huvila

The seminar concludes with a prayer session for Israel and the Jewish people.

Soup dinner 18:00-19:00

The holocaust memorial event at 19:00:


H.E. Maximilian Hennig, Ambassador of Austria to Finland

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, Author & Speaker

Simon Livson, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community in Finland

Ms. Miriam Schwartz, The Roma Community in Finland

Pastor Esa-Pekka Mattila

Risto Huvila


Jewish choir Hazamir

Risto Huvila & The New Song

Afternoon seminar fee 20€, incl. coffee & snacks, and soup supper at 18:00; free admission for students, single parents and unemployed. Payable in cash at the entrance. No registration.

Evening event is free admission, simultaneous interpretation (Finnish-English) available. 

The Espoo Pentecostal Church is located at Luomanportti 8, Olari,

between the Olari Lutheran Church and Bilia. 

Closest metro station (600 m) is Niittykumpu.