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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.

August / September Service Schedule

Friday August 22, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday August 29: No Service
Friday September 5, 7:00 PM: Family Friendly Service
Friday September 12, 6:30 PM: Potluck Dinner, followed at 7:30 by Service led by Rebekah Goldman
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
Rebekah Goldman

Join us on September 12 for Potluck Dinner and Shabbat Services led by Rebekah Goldman

The Betenu Board is delighted that Rebekah Goldman has accepted our offer to serve as Betenu's Rabbinic Intern.  

On June 13 and August 8,  congregants enjoyed Rav Rebekah's beautiful voice and warm presence, as she led us in prayer and song.  You are invited to meet her on September 12, when she will again lead Shabbat evening services.   Join us for a potluck dinner at 6:30, followed by services at 7:30.  September 12 will be your last opportunity to meet Rav Rebekah before she leaves to study in Israel this Fall.  She will return to Betenu  in January 2015.

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 2014-2015 version of The Betenu Parent Handbook.

Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 school year.  School will start on Sunday September 7.  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.


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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. 

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updated 08/14/2014 by srm