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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.

December Services and Events

Friday November 27: No Service
Friday December 4, 7:30 PM: Short service, followed by guest speaker Mark Lazar (see below)
Sunday December 6, 11:00 AM: Jewish storytelling by Mark Lazar
Friday December 11, 7:15 PM: Musical Chanukah Service led by Rav Rebekah and Sarah Noyovitz
Friday December 18. 7:00 PM: Service led by Grades 3-5 Religious School Students
Friday December 25: No Service
Chanukah at Betenu

December 11 Musical Chanukah Celebration

On Friday December 11, join your friends at Betenu to celebrate the sixth night of Chanukah.   Bring your menorah and candles for our group menorah lighting at 7:15 PM, followed by a musical Chanukah service led by Rav Rebekah Goldman and Sarah Noyovitz.   You are also invited to stay for a "Yankee Swap" and Oneg after the service.

For additional details, please contact the Betenu office at 603-886-1633 or click here.

December 4 and 6
Betenu Welcomes Mark Lazar, Israel Educator-in-Residence

Mark Lazar
Congregation Betenu will share a special gift available to us this fall through the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (JFNH).  Mark Lazar, an Israel Educator-in-residence,  is a talented leader and educator based in Jerusalem.  He engages with people of all ages exploring Jewish Identity and History, and brings new excitement and joy to Jewish learning and living.  

At Shabbat Services, Friday December 4 at 7:30 PM, Mark will present "Creative Approaches to a Jewish Home".  On Sunday December 6, he will share his "Jewish Storytelling" with students and congregants at 11:00 AM.  At 12:15, we will break for a light lunch followed by more storytelling for the adults.  
 Mark's visit to Congregation Betenu is part of the JFNH's ongoing commitment to support initiatives that add to the richness of Jewish life throughout New Hamsphire.

All are welcome to attend.  Please click here to RSVP.  
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 Rabbi-taught Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.  The school features a qualified, caring, and experienced staff, small class sizes, and weekly Sunday sessions.

The 2015-2016 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 or click here to send email.

Click to see the 2015-2016 version of The Betenu Parent Handbook.

President's Message and Calendars for November and December

President's Message for November        November 2015 Calendar          December 2015 Calendar

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