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Adult Beginner Hebrew Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Adult Beginner Hebrew

Professor Dani Ben Avraham, a Hebrew speaking native, will be teaching a beginner conversational Hebrew Class every other Sunday morning. The course is free of charge except for the cost of the class text. Dani is an enthusiastic teacher and we hope you can join this fun and engaging class!

Nation Jewish Book Award Winner at SUNY Canton Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Nation Jewish Book Award Winner at SUNY Canton

Daniel Torday, will be presenting at SUNY Canton on Thursday April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Torday was the 2012 National Jewish Book Award winner and his most recent novel, "The Last Flight of Poxl West", just published in March, has already become a national bestseller and has landed him heaps of critical acclaim, including the cover of the
New York Times Book Review. More information on Mr. Torday can be found at his websitewww.danieltorday.com, and more information on the event at SUNY Canton can be found
at www....

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 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

Tulip Festival with the Ottawa Jewish Community Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tulip Festival with the Ottawa Jewish Community

The Canadian Jewish Adults Club (AJA +50) has invited the Potsdam Jewish community for visit to Ottawa.  The trip includes a visit to the Jewish Archives at the JCC, a walking tour of the downtown core, and a 'Jewish connection'!  We will also visit the Tulip Festival at Dow's Lake.  The group will share lunch at one of the local synagogues.  Please RSVP to Susan Mesibov if you are interested in carpooling. 

Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah

Please join us in celebration of Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah. We are excited to celebrate with Levi and his family as he is called to the Torah. Join us as we welcome him into adult Jewish community life. The services on Friday will be followed by an Oneg. Saturday morning service will be followed by Shabbat lunch downstairs. Oneg and lunch are hosted by the Williams family. All are welcome! Please RSVP for the meals to info@potsdamsynagogue.org.

Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:30pm

Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah

Please join us in celebration of Levi Williams' Bar Mitzvah. We are excited to celebrate with Levi and his family as he is called to the Torah. Join us as we welcome him into adult Jewish community life. The services on Friday will be followed by an Oneg. Saturday morning service will be followed by Shabbat lunch downstairs. Oneg and lunch are hosted by the Williams family. All are welcome! Please RSVP for the meals to info@potsdamsynagogue.org.

Shavuot Hike with the Plattsburg Jewish Community Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Shavuot Hike with the Plattsburg Jewish Community

The Potsdam and Plattsburg Jewish communities will join together for a service and hike led by Rabbi Kari Tuling from Plattsburg. 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 own hike up Mt. Joe in Lake Placid. Meet us at the trailhead at 11am.. Rabbi Tuling will conduct a service at the summit. RSVP so we bring enough gorp!

Mitzvah Day in the JShare Garden Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 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 Free Beth El t-shirts and 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.