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Interfaith Picnic Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Interfaith Picnic

The picnic is completely free and open to everyone. The Potsdam Mosque will provide and grill meat that is both Halal and Kosher; attendees are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to pass and serving plates. Games will follow the dinner. This event is sponsored by the Ministerial Association of Potsdam, an interfaith organization composed of representatives from over ten different religious communities in the Potsdam area. For more information about MAP, visit them online at http://map.potsdam.ny.us/ or on...

Hebrew School begins September 6th Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Hebrew School begins September 6th

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, September 13, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Services will be led by Rabbi Liebe Hoffman and Dave Schieber and will begin at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. 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, September 14, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Services will be led by Rabbi Liebe Hoffman and Dave Schieber and will begin at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. 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, September 14, 2015 - 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. Service led by Emanuel Vegh.

Rosh Hashanah Services Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah Services will be led by Rabbi Liebe Hoffman and Dave Schieber and will begin at 6:30pm. Evening services will be followed by a Potluck Dessert Oneg. Morning services will begin both days at 10:00am. 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!

Yom Kippur Services Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

Yom Kippur Services will be led by Rabbi Liebe Hoffman and Dave Scheiber. Kol Nidre will be held on 6:30pm. Morning services will begin on 10:00am. 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, September 23, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Yom Kippur Services

Yom Kippur Services will be led by Rabbi Liebe Hoffman and Dave Scheiber. Kol Nidre will be held on 6:30pm. Morning services will begin on 10:00am. 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, September 23, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Yom Kippur Services

Yom Kippur Services will be led by Rabbi Liebe Hoffman and Dave Scheiber. Kol Nidre will be held on 6:30pm. Morning services will begin on 10:00am. 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 Community Break the Fast Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Yom Kippur Community Break the Fast

Join the community for our annual break the fast. We will have all the traditional foods including smoked fish salad and poched salmon. It's a wonderful time to come together to mark the end of Yom Kippur. We hope you can join us!

Pizza in the Hut Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pizza in the Hut

All are welcome to join Congregation Beth El for our sixth annual Sukkot event, "Pizza in the Hut." Do a Mitzvah and share a meal in the sukkah with friends. Our sukkah is in front of the synagogue. Pizza and snacks provided. Please RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org so we can order enough food.

Lecture with Rabbi Michael Greenwald Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Lecture with Rabbi Michael Greenwald

HOW JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY DIFFER: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT JESUS Both Jews and Christians often say that the difference between us is that we are still waiting for the messiah while they believe that he has already come in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.  But the reality is far more complex.  Our religious systems are really quite different is terms of how we think of the nature of humanity, the world, sin, and even how we relate to God.  Rabbi Michael Greenwald, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Lawrence University, will discuss those differences on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Simchat Torah Service & the Beth El Band Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Simchat Torah Service & the Beth El Band

Join the Beth El Band for our Simchat Torah Serivce with flag waving, marching and munching. Come mark the end of Sukkot and rejoice in the Torah! Simchat Torah celebrates the conclusion of the annual cycle of Torah readings and the begining of a new cycle. Bring the kids for this joyful celebration!

Food Festival Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Food Festival

Save the date!  Beth El's annual Food Festival will be held on Sunday, December 7th from 11am-4pm.  Breads and Pastries from a kosher Montreal Bakery!   Beth El prepared blintzes, latkes, falafel, soups, hummus, and lots more to eat in or take out!  Gift Shop items for sale, including jewelry, books, decorations, and holiday accessories.  Tell you friends and co-workers!  Let's make this the BIGGEST Food Festival in Beth El's History!