calendar contact directions donations mission photos rabbi school policies private links archive

Picture of Betenu building front logo Affiliated with the URJ URJ
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.

September / October Service Schedule

Friday September 19, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Wednesday September 24, 7:30 PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, led by Nate DeGroot
Thursday September 25, 10:30 AM: Rosh Hashanah Service, led by Nate DeGroot
Friday September 26, 7:30 PM: Shabbat Shuvah Service, lay-led
Friday October 3, 7:30 PM: Kol Nidre Service, led by Nate DeGroot
Saturday October 4, 10:30 AM: Yom Kippur Services, led by Nate DeGroot (includes Yizkor and afternoon services)
Friday October 10, 7:30 PM: Music Service, led by Sarah Noyovitz
Friday October 17, 7:30 PM: Pulpit Swap Service, led by Rabbi Beth Davidson of TAY
Friday October 24, 7:00 PM: Student Participation Service (Grades 5-7)

High Holiday ServicesNate DeGroot

Nate DeGroot, Betenu's 2013-2014 Rabbinic Intern, will return to lead Betenu's High Holiday services.  Betenu members enjoyed Rav Nate's time with us, and appreciate his ability to blend new ideas and Betenu traditions.   Rav Nate will be joined on the bimah by Cantorial Soloists Howard Solomon and Sarah Noyovitz.

 Betenu will be sending out High Holiday Admission letters to all members in good standing. We will also provide admission at no cost to military personnel and students. Non-members may contact the Betenu office to order tickets in advance. Any non-member who purchases tickets for the High Holy Days and chooses to join the congregation by the end of December, will receive full credit toward dues.

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 Rabbi-taught Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.  The school features a qualified, caring, and experienced staff, small class sizes, and weekly Sunday sessions.

Click to see the 2014-2015 version of The Betenu Parent Handbook.

The 2014-2015 school year is now in progress.  New students are welcome to join us. For more information about our Religious School, or to arrange a visit, please contact the Betenu office at 603-886-1633.


Jul. 2013 Aug. 2013 Sep. 2013 Oct. 2013 Nov. 2013 Dec. 2013
Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014 Mar. 2014 Apr. 2014 May 2014 Jun. 2014
Jul. 2014 Aug. 2014 Sep. 2014 Oct. 2014 Nov. 2014 Dec. 2014

Betenu's newsletter is distributed via email.
To be added to our distribution list,
click here or call the Betenu office at 603-886-1633.

Interfaith Activities

Due to the 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. 

Hosted at

updated 09/15/2015 by srm