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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.

Congregation Betenu has temporarily moved all services and events to online to help keep our families and friends safe from the coronavirus. If you would like to participate in our virtual events, please contact the Betenu office, either by phone at 603-886-1633, or by email .

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Virtual Services and Events

Friday April 30, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday May 7, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Saturday May 8, 4:30 PM (NOTE NEW TIME):  "Great Jewish Debates",  adult learning led by Rav Dena Glasgow
    Topic: Maimonides and Cultures in Collision
Friday May 14, 7:00 PM: Family Service
Friday May 21, 7:30 PM: Shavuot Service led by Rav Dena Glasgow
Sunday May 23, 4:30 PM:  "Great Jewish Debates", adult learning led by Rav Dena Glasgow
Friday May 28: No Service

Great Jewish Debates: Monthly adult learning led by Rav Dena Glasgow

While each session in this series stands alone, they all highlight Jewish disputes over the ages.

The next session will be Saturday May 8 at 4:30 PM on the topic “Maimonides and Cultures in Collision”.  An absolute prodigy, Maimonides is considered the greatest Jewish mind and community leader of the middle ages. Yet, some of his writings sparked fierce debate. Among the most controversial was his magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah (Repetition of the Torah), a legal compendium of the entire system of Jewish law that spared one the necessity of studying the often indecipherable Talmud, the central text of Jewish law. In this session, we will learn more about Maimonides and why his critics feared that he was upending Judaism forever.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the Betenu office.
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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.

Online classes and events are continuing. New students are welcome. For more information about our Religious School, 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.

Betenu Calendar

March 2021 Calendar

Membership Application Forms

Betenu Membership Application Form         Betenu Religious School Registration Form

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