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

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

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    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
9

Rabbi Michael Greenwald will be leading a four-part prayer book Hebrew class in time for the High Holidays. This is a good course for beginners with basic alef bet knowledge and a refresher for everyone else. The classes are scheduled for Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 11; Sunday, Sept. 18; Sunday, Sept. 25; and Sunday, Oct. 9th RSVP if you are interested in attending.

Oct
11

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.

Oct
12

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.

Oct
12

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.

Oct
16

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.

Oct
30

DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS' WAR, a documentary by Ken Burns and
Artemis Joukowsky, tells the story of an American Unitarian minister and his wife who undertook missions to save political dissidents and Jewish refugees from the Nazis.  This fillm will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m.   Congregants from the Unitarian-Universalist Canton Church of Canton will join us in the viewing of the film.