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 17 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 39 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!

  • 3 years 50 weeks 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
3

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Kol Nidre will be held on 6:30pm. Morning services will begin on 10:00am. We will resume afternoon services at 5:00 pm. Evening services will be followed by a community Break the Fast. We hope you can join us for this annual holiday gathering.

Oct
4

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Kol Nidre will be held on 6:30pm. Morning services will begin on 10:00am. We will resume afternoon services at 5:00 pm. Evening services will be followed by a community Break the Fast. We hope you can join us for this annual holiday gathering.

Oct
4

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Kol Nidre will be held on 6:30pm. Morning services will begin on 10:00am. We will resume afternoon services at 5:00 pm. Evening services will be followed by a community Break the Fast. We hope you can join us for this annual holiday gathering.

Oct
4

Join the community for our annual break the fast. We will have all the traditional foods including smoked fish salad and poched salmon. It's a wonderful time to come together to mark the end of Yom Kippur. We hope you can join us!

Oct
5

Since the 1920s, the game of mah jongg has ignited the Jewish-American imagination in living rooms and gathering spots around the country. The game spread throughout organized circles in Jewish communities far and wide. Today, hundreds of thousands of people play mah jongg, and it continues to be a vital part of Jewish communal, personal, and cultural life. Come join and learn to play! 

Oct
5

Join the Four College Hillel planning meeting and help to plan Jewish College students events for the fall! The Four College Hillel is a group of Jewish students who attend Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University. We come together as a greater Jewish community in the North Country. Bring your ideas to share! Refreshments provided.