Adult Education

Ongoing study of Torah and Jewish traditions

Everyone is welcome

Beth El welcomes people of all backgrounds and approaches to Judaism.

Hebrew School

Hebrew School is held on Sundays from 10am till noon.

Located in Potsdam, NY

We are located at 81 Market Street

A spiritual, learning, and caring community

Welcome to Congregation Beth El

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 and Resources

Shabbat Services - Sanctuary at 7pm Fridays

Hebrew School - Sundays from 10 am until noon

Adult Education Class - Sundays from 10:00- 11:30am

Holiday Celebrations listed under Events

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

Hebrew School and 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.

Location

Announcements

  • 3 years 20 weeks ago

    We're on the air! Listen to our promo every Wednesday at 7:59PM during the talk radio program, Q with Jian Ghomeshi! Thank you to to all those who made generous donations in addition to your membership dues to continue this successful venture!

  • 3 years 42 weeks ago

    Looking for a unique gift? Need something special for a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Hanukah or birthday? Shop for someone special in St. Lawrence County's  only Judaica shop! We carry a wide assortment of Shabbat, Havdahlah, and Chanukah candles, kiddush cups, menorahs, mezzuzahs, books, jewelry, and Jewish themed games and toys! Shopping for a special tallit--contact us and we'll get it for you wholesale!

  • 4 years 1 week ago

    Donations may be made in honor or memory of a loved one or simply for the mitzvah of supporting Beth El. Your tax deductable contributions make our programming possible and our community strong. Todah robah!

Upcoming Events

Oct
26

St. Lawrence English professor Peter Bailey will speak about his new book, A Compantion to Woody Allen.

Oct
26

The Festival of Sacred Music and Text brings together Potsdam’s many faiths to share sacred music and readings with one another and with the community. It is a unique celebration of the mutual respect and cooperation experienced among religious groups in Potsdam including Congregation Beth El.  This year's event will be held at SUNY Potsdam’s Dunn Hall. Admission to the festival is free, and a reception will follow the concert.

Nov
7

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Efrat Ezra, will be leading the community in this Jewish inspired yoga class monthly.  Yoga along with Jewish spiritual practice helps to bring harmony to body, mind and spirit. The class will focus on breath, spiritual and physical wellbeing with a "Jewish twist". This class is open to all experience levels in yoga and Jewish practice. Please bring your own yoga or exercise mat. For questions or more information contact info@potsdamsynagogue.org.

Dec
5

The community is invited to share fallafel & salad with students from the Four College Hillel. Please come to meet and greet the local Jewish college student community as they lead us in a Friday night service. Fallafel, salad and dessert will be served at 6:00pm. Dinner will be followed by our Friday night Shabbat service.