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

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 29 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 40 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

Aug
12

The Jews around the North Country will gather for a Shabbat morning service and potluck lunch! Historic Temple Beth Joseph in Tupper Lake will host the event. Rabbi Arthur Grae of Tupper Lake will be joined by services leaders from other regional synagogues. Members of the ommunities will bring a dish to share. Please bring a main dish. If you would like to take part in leading the service, let us know. Please RSVP to the event and indicate the dish you will bring.

Aug
26

Please join us in celebration of Evan Kedar's Bar Mitzvah. We are excited to celebrate with Evan and his family as he is called to the Torah. Join us as we welcome him into adult Jewish community life. The Saturday morning service will be followed by Shabbat lunch downstairs. The lunch is hosted by the Kedar family. All are welcome!

Sep
10

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!

Sep
20

Rosh Hashanah Services with Samantha Stinson 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!

Sep
21

Rosh Hashanah Services with Samantha Stinson 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!

Sep
21

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.