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Congregation Betenu
Five Northern Blvd #1
Amherst NH 03031 USA
+1 603/886-1633
serving the greater Nashua area

Congregation Betenu is a Reform Synagogue located in Amherst, New Hampshire.  Betenu is a small, warm and friendly congregation.  Our mission is to be a home for all who wish to participate in Jewish community.  

To contact the Betenu office, please click here or call 603-886-1633.

Explaining the lulav

September / October  Services and Events

Friday Sep 21, 7:00 PM: Family-friendly service
Wednesday Sep 26 (all day): Bertuci's fundraiser
Friday Sep 28, 7:30 PM: Sukkot/Simchat Torah Service led by Rav Sam Blumberg
     Potluck dinner at 6:30 PM
Sunday Sep 30, 1:00 PM: Adult Ed Discussion group led by Rav Sam
Friday October 5, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Shabbat Service
Friday October 12, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Shabbat Service
Tues Oct 16 & Wed Oct 17: Uno's fundraiser
Friday October 19, 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service led by Rav Sam
     Potluck dinner at 6:30 PM
Sunday October 21, 1:00 PM: Adult Ed Discussion Group led by Rav Sam
Friday October 26, 7:00 PM: Family-friendly service,
     led by by Betenu's Confirmation and Bar Mitzvah students

Sukkot at Betenu

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

This year the festival of Sukkot begins Sunday evening September 23 and Simchat Torah begins Sunday evening September 30.  Join Betenu in celebrating both of these festivals on Friday evening September 28.  We will share potluck dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by a service led by Rav Sam Blumberg.  

Sukkot is the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the autumn harvest.   Customs include constructing a Sukkah, a temporary hut that has a roof of loose branches, through which we can view the stars, and a ritual of blessing and waving the lulav and etrog, symbols of the harvest.  On Simchat Torah, we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. During the service we read the concluding passages of the Torah and, immediately following this, we read the opening passages.

All are welcome to participate in Betenu's celebration on September 28.   For more information, please contact the Betenu office at 603-886-1633, or click here to send email.
Students gather round Rav Rebekah

Religious School

Congregation Betenu Religious School offers a comprehensive Jewish education for students in grades K-7, including Jewish Studies, Hebrew, music, art, dance, holiday programming, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.  The school features a qualified, caring, and experienced staff, small class sizes, and weekly Sunday sessions.

The 2018-2019 school year is now in progress. New students are welcome. For more information about our Religious School, or to arrange a visit, please contact the Betenu office at 603-886-1633 or click here to send email.

Click to see the 2018-2019 version of The Betenu Parent Handbook.

Calendars for September and October

September 2018 Calendar         October 2018 Calendar

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updated 09/21/2018 by srm