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! 

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Events

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Sept 6th 7:00pm

    We are very excited to welcome Rabbi Margie back again this year for High Holiday services at Beth El. Now, more than ever, is a time to come together and celebrate and reaffirm our relationship with Hashem and one another. We hope you can join us.

    We will have both online and in-person options. In person requires vaccine proof when entering the building and mask-wearing at all times. The safety plans have been approved by the local board of health. 

    In Person High Holiday Services:

    • COVID Vaccine proof will be required including: Vaccine card, Excelsior pass (phone app), or NYSIS printout
    • Mask required for ALL participants, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Sanctuary will be modified to ensure safety while creating a meaningful experience.
    • No Break-the-fast or Oneg at Beth El

    Online High Holiday Services:

    • Online services from Beth El will be broadcast for those at home.
    • Secure link will be provided for participants. Email info@potsdamsynagogue.org
    • Contact us if you need a Machzor (High Holiday Prayerbook)
  • Rosh Hashanah Services Tuesday Sept. 7th 9:30am

    We will have both online and in-person options. Email info@potsdamsynagogue.org  and let us know how you plan to participate this year. In person requires vaccine proof when entering the building and mask-wearing at all times.

  • Tashlich Services & Picnic in Ives Park Tuesday Sept. 7th 4:30pm

    Join Rabbi Margie for our annual community tashlich service at the Ives Park Gazebo. This year, bring a picnic and join the community in an outdoor gathering after the service.

  • Rosh Hashanah Services Wednesday Sept. 8th 9:30am

    We will have both online and in-person options. Email info@potsdamsynagogue.org  and let us know how you plan to participate this year. In person requires vaccine proof when entering the building and mask-wearing at all times.

  • Kol Nidre Services Wed Sept 15th 6:30pm

    We will have both online and in-person options. Email info@potsdamsynagogue.org  and let us know how you plan to participate this year. In person requires vaccine proof when entering the building and mask-wearing at all times.

  • Yom Kippur Services Thurs Sept. 16th 9:30am

    We will have both online and in-person options. Email info@potsdamsynagogue.org  and let us know how you plan to participate this year. In person requires vaccine proof when entering the building and mask-wearing at all times.

  • Yom Kippur Neila Services Thurs Sept 16th 6:30pm

    We are very excited to welcome Rabbi Margie back again this year for High Holiday services at Beth El. Now, more than ever, is a time to come together and celebrate and reaffirm our relationship with Hashem and one another. We hope you can join us.

    We will have both online and in-person options. In person requires vaccine proof when entering the building and mask-wearing at all times. The safety plans have been approved by the local board of health. 

    In Person High Holiday Services:

    • COVID Vaccine proof will be required including: Vaccine card, Excelsior pass (phone app), or NYSIS printout
    • Mask required for ALL participants, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Sanctuary will be modified to ensure safety while creating a meaningful experience.
    • No Break-the-fast or Oneg at Beth El

    Online High Holiday Services:

    • Online services from Beth El will be broadcast for those at home.
    • Secure link will be provided for participants. Email info@potsdamsynagogue.org
    • Contact us if you need a Machzor (High Holiday Prayerbook)

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).