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

  • 3 years 25 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 in addition to your membership dues to continue this successful venture!

  • 3 years 47 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!

  • 4 years 5 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

Dec
5

The community is invited to share fallafel & salad with students from 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. Fallafel, salad and dessert will be served at 6:00pm. Dinner will be followed by our Friday night Shabbat service.

Dec
7

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!

Dec
14

All children in the community are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with the Hebrew School! There will be games, holiday treats and fun had by all. We hope you will be able to join us! Please RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org

Dec
19

Join us for our annual latke kiddush following services! Join us in welcoming this festive holiday!

Feb
1

Please join us in celebrating the New Year for the Trees! Tu B’Shevat is a time in Israel when the rains have fallen and the blossoms begin to appear on the almond trees and we pray for a healthy harvest. In contemporary life, Tu B’Shevat is thought of as a Jewish “Earth Day.” Tu B’Shevat is an opportunity for Jews to address global environmental concerns as a community. The holiday offers reflection on being responsible stewards of the earth through Jewish spiritual teachings. Join us for this meal of organic, traditional foods!

Mar
8

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