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Children's Chanukah Party Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Chanukah Party

All children in the community are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with the Hebrew School! There will be games, holiday treats and fun had by all. We hope you will be able to join us! Please RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org

Tu B'Shevat Seder Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tu B'Shevat Seder

Please join us in celebrating the New Year for the Trees! Tu B’Shevat is a time in Israel when the rains have fallen and the blossoms begin to appear on the almond trees and we pray for a healthy harvest. In contemporary life, Tu B’Shevat is thought of as a Jewish “Earth Day.” Tu B’Shevat is an opportunity for Jews to address global environmental concerns as a community. The holiday offers reflection on being responsible stewards of the earth through Jewish spiritual teachings. Join us for this meal of organic, traditional foods! RSVP  so that we have enough for all!

Purim Carnival! Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Purim Carnival!

The Hebrew School welcomes the entire community to join us for our annual Purim Carnival! Come hear the story of heroic Queen Esther and how she saved the Jewish people against the evil Hamen! We will have storytelling, music, holiday crafts, games, treats and prizes! Make hamenstashen! Come dressed in costume join the fun! RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org

Children's Passover Seder Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Passover Seder

Join the Beth El Hebrew School for a children's Passover Seder. We will be using a Family Haggadah to tell the story of the Jewish Exodus form Egypt and rejoice in our celebration of freedom. Children will also enjoy matzah pizza and chocolate covered matzah during our seder meal! RSVP at info@potsdamsynagogue.org so that we have enough for all.

Celebration of Jewish Music Concert: Aviva Chernick Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Celebration of Jewish Music Concert: Aviva Chernick

The Third Annual Festival of Jewish Music will feature the Aviva Chernick from Toronto.Those who have experienced Aviva Chernick’s intoxicatingly soulful vocals never forget where they heard them first. Whether in her new, CFMA nominated, self-titled project of original devotional songs When I Arrived You Were Already There, as the lead singer with the two-time Juno Award-nominated world music ensemble Jaffa Road, or singing the Balkan Judeo-Spanish repertoire, Aviva’s passionate voice blurs the lines between sacred and secular, asking, isn’t it all holy? Writing, recording and touring an original combination of world music sung in Hebrew, Ladino, English and French, this multi-lingual singer collaborates with some of...

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic

Lag B'Omer honors the time between the physical emancipation from Egypt during Passover and the spiritual liberation of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai on Shavuot.  At Beth El, we celebrate the holiday Israeli-style with a bonfire, toasted marshmellows, archery and games! The Melman family will be hosting the event at their home. Click here for directions Google Map. RSVP at info@potsdamsynagogue.org

Shavuot Hike with the Plattsburg Synagogue Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Shavuot Hike with the Plattsburg Synagogue

Come celebrate the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai. We will be celebrating this pilgramage holiday with our annual Shavuot hike with the Plattsburgh Jewish community. Location TBD.

Ezra Williams' Bar Mitzvah Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ezra Williams' Bar Mitzvah

Please join us in celebration of Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah. We are excited to celebrate with Ezra and his family as he is called to the Torah. Join us as we welcome him into adult Jewish community life. The Friday evening service will be followed by an Oneg. The Saturday morning service will be followed by Shabbat lunch downstairs. The oneg and lunch is hosted by the Williams family. All are welcome! Click here to RSVP for the meal by May 10th.

Ezra Williams' Bar Mitzvah Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Ezra Williams' Bar Mitzvah

Please join us in celebration of Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah. We are excited to celebrate with Ezra and his family as he is called to the Torah. Join us as we welcome him into adult Jewish community life. The Friday evening service will be followed by an Oneg. The Saturday morning service will be followed by Shabbat lunch downstairs. The oneg and lunch is hosted by the Williams family. All are welcome! Click here to RSVP for the meal by May 10th.

Mitzvah Day in the JShare Garden Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mitzvah Day in the JShare Garden

We’ll be participating in the Potsdam J Share Project. J Share grows organic vegetables for needy families and food banks in the North Country. No gardening experience needed! Come help and join the fun! RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org Wear your Beth El t-shirt! Free snacks for volunteers!

To get to the garden -- drive to Lehman Park, which is located on the Raquette River a bit south of town.  As you drive south on 56 past SUNY, look for Akwesasne Drive.  Take that right and drive all the way down to the parking lot and the river. Walk along the river's edge, upstream (south; there is a path - go first through a field, then through the woods).  The garden is in the second field that you come to.