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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 Nov 20, 7:00 PM: Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Friday Nov 27: No Service
Friday Dec 4, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Shabbat Service
Saturday Dec 5, 4:00 PM: Children's Havdallah
      Non-members who would like to attend, please contact the Betenu office
Sunday Dec 6, 1:00 PM: "Great Jewish Debates", monthly adult learning led by Rav Dena Glasgow
   This month's topic: Will the Real Miracle of Hanukkah Stand Up
Friday Dec 11, 7:00 PM: Hanukkah service and celebration, led by Rav Dena Glasgow
Friday Dec 18, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Shabbat 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 Sunday December 6 at 1 PM on the topic “Will the Real Miracle of Hanukkah Stand Up”.  The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Bible and has taken on many meanings, especially in modern times. We will look at ancient interpretations of the holiday and see how they relate to our modern understandings. In particular, we will explore how our modern interpretations of Hanukkah can be seen as part of a larger battle over how Judaism itself is to be understood.

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

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

October 2020 Calendar

Membership Application Forms

Betenu Membership Application Form         Betenu Religious School Registration Form

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updated 11/18/2020 by srm