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

  • 4 years 48 weeks ago

    We're on the air! Listen to our promo every Wednesday at 7:59PM during the talk radio program Q, on arts and culture. Thank you to to all those who made generous donations in addition to your membership dues to continue this successful venture!

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    Looking for a unique gift? Need something special for a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Hanukah or birthday? Shop for someone special in St. Lawrence County's  only Judaica shop! We carry a wide assortment of Shabbat, Havdahlah, and Chanukah candles, kiddush cups, menorahs, mezzuzahs, books, jewelry, and Jewish themed games and toys! Shopping for a special tallit--contact us and we'll get it for you wholesale!

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    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

May
13

Is your mouth watering yet? Join us for a Kosher Deli Shabbat Dinner before services. Delicious smoked turkey, corned beef and pastrami brought from the finest kosher deli in Montreal. The cost of dinner is $12.00 for an all you can eat complete meal. Dinner will be followed by Shabbat evening service. To reserve a spot for the meal, email info@potsdamsynagogue.org

May
14

Felix and Meirais a 2014 Canadian film selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards. The flim tells the story of Meira, a young wife and Hassidic Jew, who is not allowed to listen to secular music. Her life changes when she meets the free-spirited Félix, a gentile who lives in her neighborhood. Free popcorn and drinks served.

May
22

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

May
29

More info to follow...

Jun
5

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!

Jun
11

The Policeman  is a 1971 Israeli feature film considered a cinematic classic. In the flim, officer Avraham Azoulay is a veteran patrolman in Jaffa who is on the verge of losing his position. With an eclectic cast of characters including a group of criminals, he creates a plot to regain his position on the policeforce. Free popcorn and drinks served.