Affiliated with the
Five Northern Blvd #1
Amherst NH 03031 USA
serving the greater Nashua area
Betenu is a Reform Synagogue located
in Amherst, New
Hampshire. Betenu is a small,
warm and friendly congregation. Our mission is to be a
all who wish to participate in Jewish community.
To contact the Betenu office, please click here
April / May
Services and Events
Friday April 24, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday May 1, 7:30 PM: Service led by Rav Rebekah
Friday May 8, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday May 15, 7:30 PM: Musical Service with Rav Rebekah and Sarah Noyovitz
Saturday May 16, 11:00 AM: Discussion of Advance Care Planning
Friday May 22, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday May 29, 7:30 PM: Reunion Confirmation Service, led by Rav Rebekah
Advance Care Planning
Presentation and Discussion on Saturday May 16 at
will lose the ability to speak for themselves at some point before they
die. Most also feel that it is very important that they
their choices with both their physician and their loved ones. However,
very few people actually have this discussion and most people do not
have an advance directive. 80% would prefer to die at home surrounded
by loved ones, but 80 % actually die in a medical setting. Having an
advance directive does not guarantee that your choices for future
health care or how you die will be honored; the directive is only as
good as the conversations you have with your loved ones, your
physician, and your chosen spokesperson. Good advance care planning
(planning in advance for your care) allows you to choose someone who
knows what your goals and values are and is willing to act on your
behalf even if they don’t agree with your choice. It also involves
discussing what your choices might be for an expected health condition
or for an unexpected serious event and it can involve considering how
your personal or religious beliefs may need to be considered in making
At Congregation Betenu on May 16 at 11 am, Sanders
Burstein, MD will begin a discussion on this topic of advance
care planning and Rav
Goldman will explore the Jewish perspectives on this topic,
including issues related to end of life care.
All are welcome to attend this presentation and discussion.
Please RSVP to the
Betenu office, by clicking
here, or calling 603-886-1633.
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 Rabbi-taught
Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation. The school features a qualified,
caring, and experienced staff, small class sizes, and weekly Sunday
Click to see the 2014-2015 version of The
Betenu Parent Handbook.
The 2014-2015 school year is now in progress. New
are welcome to join us. For more information
about our Religious School, or to arrange a visit, please
Betenu office at 603-886-1633.
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large geographic area covered by
Congregation Betenu, we belong to two regional interfaith associations.
These include the Nashua Area Interfaith Council
and the Souhegan Valley Interfaith Council.
04/22/2015 by srm