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Hebrew School begins September 21st Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Hebrew School begins September 21st

Fun, inspiring and educational Jewish activities with an emphasis on tzedakah (charity/generosity) and tikkun olam (social justice/kindness). Music class taught by Crane music education student. Hebrew Language taught by native speaker. Jewish themed art projects using a range of mediums. Video-Computer Lab incorporates the latest in Jewish multimedia technology. Field trips gives the young Jewish community of the North Country a chance to socialize and have fun. Affiliated, unaffiliated and interfaith/blended families welcome!

Rosh Hashanah Services Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Rosh Hashanah Services  begins at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. Tashlich Services will be held in the afternoon at 4:00pm at Ives Park Gazebo. Hag Samaach to everyone and we look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

Rosh Hashanah Services Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Rosh Hashanah Services  begins at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. Tashlich Services will be held in the afternoon at 4:00pm at Ives Park Gazebo. Hag Samaach to everyone and we look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

Tashlich Service at Ives Park Gazebo Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tashlich Service at Ives Park Gazebo

Come join this spiritual experience by symbolically casting away your transgressions to begin the new year afresh. We will join together at the Ives Park Gazebo for a brief service before walking to the Raquette River with breadcrumbs to "cast away" in the moving stream of water. Apples and honey will be provided. Service led by Emanuel Vegh.

Rosh Hashanah Services Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Rosh Hashanah Services  begins at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. Tashlich Services will be held in the afternoon at 4:00pm at Ives Park Gazebo. Hag Samaach to everyone and we look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

Rosh Hashanah Services Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and David Scheiber will be leading us in High Holiday Services this year. Rosh Hashanah Services  begins at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. Tashlich Services will be held in the afternoon at 4:00pm at Ives Park Gazebo. Hag Samaach to everyone and we look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

Shabbat Services & Lunch Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Shabbat Services & Lunch

Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel and Dave Scheiber will lead us in a Shabbat morning service
followed by a lunch provided by Beth El.

Adult Beginner Hebrew Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 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!

Yom Kippur Services Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

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.

Yom Kippur Services Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

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.

Yom Kippur Services Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

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.

Yom Kippur Community Break the Fast Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Yom Kippur Community Break the Fast

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!

Mah Jong! Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Mah Jong!

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! 

Pizza in the Hut Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pizza in the Hut

All are welcome to join Congregation Beth El for our sixth annual Sukkot event, "Pizza in the Hut." Do a Mitzvah and share a meal in the sukkah with friends. Our sukkah is in front of the synagogue. Pizza and snacks provided. Please RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org so we can order enough food.

Simchat Torah Service & the Beth El Band Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Simchat Torah Service & the Beth El Band

Join the Beth El Band for our Simchat Torah Serivce with flag waving, marching and munching. Come mark the end of Sukkot and rejoice in the Torah! Simchat Torah celebrates the conclusion of the annual cycle of Torah readings and the begining of a new cycle. Bring the kids for this joyful celebration!

Author Talk on Woody Allen Book Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:15pm - 2:15pm

Author Talk on Woody Allen Book

St. Lawrence English professor Peter Bailey will speak about his new book, A Compantion to Woody Allen. Baily is considered a renowned Allen expert. A Companion to Woody Allen presents a collection of 26 original essays on the director’s films. Contributions offer a number of divergent critical perspectives while expanding the contexts in which his work is understood. Copies of the book will be for sale. The book talk will be followed by a light lunch. Please RSVP to Paul Schaffer so that we order enough food.