Congregation Beth El is a vibrant egalitarian congregation welcoming people of all backgrounds and approaches to Judaism. We serve the religious, educational, cultural and social needs of the Potsdam-Canton community and the North Country.
Shabbat: 7 pm Fridays
Hebrew School: 10 am-noon Sundays
- Lecture: Jewish Women Drawing War
Lecture this Sunday, May 2nd at 4pm Through the lens of the graphic memoir, Professor Laini Kavaloski, examines the ways that contemporary Jewish identity has been shaped by war, memory, and militarization. The works discussed will include Miriam Jobnik! (2008), Sarah Glidden’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (2010), Amy Kurzweil’s Flying Couch (2016), and Julia Alexseyeva’s Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution (2017), among others. Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88171588627
Professor Kavaloski is Associate Professor of English and Humanities at SUNY Canton where she teaches courses in contemporary American literature, digital media writing, and narrative and mobile games. She received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and her M.A. in literature from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research examines rhetorical infrastructures across emerging media genres such as graphic narratives, hybrid storyscapes, and digital games.
Hebrew School & Family-oriented Programming
Fun, inspiring and educational Jewish activities with an emphasis on tzedakah (charity/generosity) and tikkun olam (social justice/kindness).
Promoting a connection with each other and Judaism through the celebration of Jewish holidays, and the study of Hebrew Language and prayer.
We are a vibrant egalitarian congregation welcoming people of all backgrounds and approaches to Judaism. We serve the religious, educational, cultural and social needs of the Potsdam-Canton community. Congregation Beth El emphasizes understanding and celebration of Jewish liturgy and song while striving to help congregants explore contemporary understanding of such Jewish values as tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedek (justice), g’milut hasadim (performing deeds of loving kindness), and shalom (peace or wholeness).