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

  • 2 years 46 weeks ago

    We're on the air! Listen to our promo every Wednesday at 7:59PM during the talk radio program, Q with Jian Ghomeshi! Thank you to to all those who made generous donations to continue this successful venture!

  • 3 years 16 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!

  • 3 years 26 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
30

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.

Jun
1

The Potsdam and Plattsburg Jewish communities will join together for a service and hike led by Rabbi Kari Tuling from Plattsburg.

Jun
15

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 Free Beth El t-shirts and snacks for volunteers!

Jun
22

Join us for Beth El's Annual Board Meeting. We will be reviewing our yearly budget and successes from the previous year. Please come to share your ideas and offer input for the upcoming year. The meeting will be preceeded by a potluck lunch at 12:00 noon. Bring a salad or main dish to share. Beth El will provide dessert and drinks.

Jun
22

The Canadian based klezmer group, Kleztory will be performing at the Norwood Village Green. Kleztory has played in a wide variety of Montreal venues, and during the groupÆs history they have performed over 500 concerts in Canada, USA, Belgium, Romania, Brazil, Mexico and China. Kleztory produced its first CD, entitled Kleztory û Musique Klezmer in 2001.