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Hebrew School begins September 25th Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Hebrew School begins September 25th

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 and special events 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 Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Services with Rabbi Trisha Arlin and Dave Scheiber will begin at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 9;30am. 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 Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Services with Rabbi Trisha Arlin and Dave Scheiber will begin at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 9;30am. 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 Monday, October 3, 2016 - 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. 

Rosh Hashanah Services Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Services with Rabbi Trisha Arlin and Dave Scheiber will begin at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 9;30am. 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!

Mah Jong! Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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. For experienced players or those who want to learn. Games most Wednesdays. Contact Esther Katz for more information.

Shabbat Service in Memory of Milton Kerker Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Shabbat Service in Memory of Milton Kerker

The three Kerker 'kids' Ruth Ann, Marty & Susan, and their spouces) will be in attendance and will participate in the service, which will be led by Faye & Paul Jeser.In addition to the Oneg, Milton's favorite Yom Kippur break-fast drink (Slivovitz) will be served!

Yom Kippur Services Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

Kol Nidre Services with Rabbi Trisha Arlin and Dave Scheiber will be held on 6:30pm. Yom Kippur morning services will begin on 9:30am. 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 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

Kol Nidre Services with Rabbi Trisha Arlin and Dave Scheiber will be held on 6:30pm. Yom Kippur morning services will begin on 9:30am. 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 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Yom Kippur Services

Kol Nidre Services with Rabbi Trisha Arlin and Dave Scheiber will be held on 6:30pm. Yom Kippur morning services will begin on 9:30am. 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.

Art Exhibit and Artist's Talk Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Art Exhibit and Artist's Talk

A collection of watercolor paintings of Indian synagogues by Jay A. Waronker will be be on display on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth El.  Jay Waronker is an architect and professor of architectural history at Kennesaw State University.  Mr. Waronker will discuss his paintings which depict synagogues built between the 16th century and 21st century.  This program is open to the public.

Festival of Sacred Music and Text Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Festival of Sacred Music and Text

The Festival of Sacred Music and Text brings together Potsdam’s many faiths to share sacred music and readings with one another and with the community. It is a unique celebration of the mutual respect and cooperation experienced among religious groups in Potsdam including Congregation Beth El.  This year's event will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam. Admission to the festival is free, and a reception will follow the concert.