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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.

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January / February  Services and Events

Friday January 11, 7:00 PM: Family-friendly service with grades K-3 participating
Sunday January 13. Noon: Betenu Engagement Day
Friday January 18, 6:15 PM: Tu B'Shevat Seder led by Rav Sam Blumberg
Sunday January 20, 1:00 PM: Adult Ed Discussion Group led by Rav Sam
     Topic: A Deep Dive into the Israelites' "Song of the Sea"
Friday January 25: No service
Friday February 1, 7:30 PM: Lay-led service
Friday February 8, 7:00 PM: Service led by Bar Mitzvah and Confirmation students
Saturday February 9, 4:30 PM: PJ Havdallah
Friday February 15, 7:30 PM: Shabbat service led by Rav Sam
     Potluck dinner at 6:30 PM
Sunday February 17, 1:00 PM: Adult Ed Discussion Group led by Rav Sam
     Topic: Finding and Framing A Personal Relationship with the Divine
Tuesday & Wednesday February 19-20 (all day): Uno's fundraiser
Friday February 22: No service
Tu B'Shevat at Betenu

Don't miss Betenu's Tu B'Shevat Seder
  Friday January 18, 6:15 PM

Betenu's Tu B'Shevat Seder is a popular annual event, and great fun for the whole family. The Tu B'Shevat Seder is a ritual modeled after the Passover Seder to celebrate God's presence in nature.  View more information about the festival of Tu B'Shevat.

The festival of Tu B'Shevat begins at sundown on Sunday January 20 this year. Betenu's Seder will be held Friday evening January 18.  Please bring your Seder items in time for set-up at 6:15 PM.  The Seder will start at 6:30.  Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share, plus a Seder item.  Please sign up in advance - either via the sign-up sheet in the Betenu front lobby, or by contacting the Betenu office by sending email or calling 603-886-1633.  Suggested donation: $5/person or $18/family.

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 January and February

January 2019 Calendar         February 2019 Calendar

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updated 01/10/2019 by srm