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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.

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January and February Services and Events

Friday January 10, 7 PM: Family-friendly Service
Friday January 17: No Service
Saturday January 18, 10:30 AM: Service led by Rav Sam Blumberg
Saturday January 18, 12:45 PM: Adult Ed Discussion Group led by Rav Sam
     Topic: Midwives Help People Out: Heroic Women of Parashat Shemot
Friday January 24, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday January 31, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Service
Friday February 7, 6:30 PM (6:00 PM setup):  Tu B'Shevat Seder led by Rav Sam
Sunday February 9, 1:00 PM: Adult Ed Discussion Group led by Rav Sam
     Topic: Cultivating a Personal Shabbat Practice
Friday February 14, 7:00 PM: Family-friendly Service,
     Led by Confirmation and Bar Mitzvah class students
Tuesday February 18 and Wednesday February 19 (all day): UNO's Fundraiser
Friday February 21: No Service
Friday February 28, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Shabbat Service

Tu B'Shevat at Betenu

Don't miss Betenu's Tu B'Shevat Seder
  Friday February 7, 6:00 PM

Betenu's Tu B'Shevat Seder is a popular annual event, and great fun for the whole family. The Tu B'Shevat Seder is a ritual modeled after the Passover Seder to celebrate God's presence in nature.  View more information about the festival of Tu B'Shevat.

The festival of Tu B'Shevat begins at sundown on Sunday February 9 this year. Betenu's Seder will be held Friday evening February 7.  Please bring your Seder items in time for set-up at 6:00 PM.  The Seder will start at 6:30.  Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share, plus a Seder item.  Please sign up in advance - either via the sign-up sheet in the Betenu front lobby, or by contacting the Betenu office by sending email or calling 603-886-1633.  Suggested donation: $5/person or $18/family.

Religious SchoolStudents gather round Rav Rebekah

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.

The 2019-2020 school year is in progress. 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 or click here to send email.

Click to see the 2018-2019 version of The Betenu Parent Handbook.

Calendars for January and February

January 2020 Calendar         February 2020 Calendar

Membership Application Forms

Betenu Membership Application Form         Betenu Religious School Registration Form

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

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updated 01/10/2020 by srm