Welcome

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.

Service Times

Shabbat: 7 pm Fridays
Hebrew School: 10 am-noon Sundays

Membership Information

Congregation Beth El has been a central part of Jewish life in the North Country for over 50 years. 

Your membership dues and other gifts make it possible for us to continue to provide our services and programs. Support Beth El so Beth El can support you! 

Membership Form

Events

  • Magiallah Reading & Purim Carnival

    Magiallah Reading & Purim Carnival

  • Interfaith Community Pot-luck

    Potsdam Interfaith Community Pot-luck and Game night at the United Methodist Church, 28 Main Street in Potsdam.  Bring your favorite game and a vegetarian dish.  Childcare and pizza provided for kids.  

Location

Hebrew School & Family-oriented Programming

Our Mission

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.

About Us

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).