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

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

  • 6 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! The gift shop is open most Sundays from 10am-12pm. Contact 315-265-7025 or email info@potsdamsynagogue.org .

  • 7 years 6 days 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
29

Please join us for a talk and discussion with Clarkson University Professor of History, Sheila Weiss. Her talk entitled "After the Fall: Political Whitewashing and Personal Refashioning in the Postwar Career of Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer" will be held at Beth El on Sunday, October 29th at 2:00pm. Her research explores the life of Baron Otmar von Verschuer who was a German human geneticist and mentor of the infamous Josef Mengele. The talk will explore Verschuer's pre-1933 and Nazi career trajectory and then focus on Otmar von Verschuer in the post-War period.

Nov
10

The community is invited to celebrate Shabbat with 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. Our Friday night Shabbat service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Dec
3

Save the date!  Beth El's annual Food Festival will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 11am-4pm.  Breads and Pastries from a kosher Montreal Bakery!   Beth El prepared blintzes, latkes, falafel, soups, hummus, and lots more to eat in or take out!  Gift Shop items for sale, including jewelry, books, decorations, and holiday accessories.  Tell you friends and co-workers!  Let's make this the BIGGEST Food Festival in Beth El's History!