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

  • 6 years 8 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! The gift shop is open most Sundays from 10am-12pm. Contact 315-265-7025 or email info@potsdamsynagogue.org .

  • 6 years 19 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

Mar
5

Clarkson professor Ryan Zroka will present a talk entitled THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT WAR on Sunday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m.  He will discuss how the the chaos that followed World War I directly led to the rise of dictatorships and set the stage for the outbreak of WWII and the Cold War.  The results of this conflict had dramatic consequences, especially for the Jews of Europe.

Mar
12

The Hebrew School welcomes the entire community to join us for our annual Purim Carnival! Come hear the story of heroic Queen Esther and how she saved the Jewish people against the evil Hamen! We will have storytelling, music, holiday crafts, games, treats and prizes! Make hamenstashen! Come dressed in costume join the fun! RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org

Apr
9

Join the Beth El Hebrew School for a children's Passover Seder. We will be using a Family Haggadah to tell the story of the Jewish Exodus form Egypt and rejoice in our celebration of freedom. Children will also enjoy matzah pizza and chocolate covered matzah during our seder meal! RSVP at info@potsdamsynagogue.org so that we have enough for all.

Apr
21

The community is invited to celebrate Shabbat with the Four College Hillel. Please come to meet and greet the local Jewish college student community as they lead us in a Friday night service. Our Friday night Shabbat service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Apr
23

The Second Annual Festival of Jewish Music will feature the Darshan Project from Brooklyn, New York. Darshan (meaning myth maker or seeker) is a multi-media musical ensemble that combines a deep love for Jewish text and tradition with a radical commitment to creative inspiration and cultural innovation. At it’s core, Darshan is a musical project that brings together the soul-stirring melodies of Shir Yaakov Feit and Basya Schecter with the spine-tingling rap/poetry of Eden Pearlstein. Each song is equal parts Melody, Poetry, Prayer, and D’var Torah.

May
12

Join a special Shabbat Service led by the children in the Beth El Hebrew School! Our wonderful Hebrew School teachers have been helping to prepare the children for synagogue leadership. We hope you will come out in support of the children and celebrate Shabbat with the community. Oneg will follow services.