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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 Oct 23, 7:00 PM: Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Friday Oct 30, 7:30 PM: Lay-led Shabbat Service
Friday Nov 6, 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service, led by Rav Dena Glasgow
Sunday Nov 8, 1:00 PM: "Great Jewish Debates", monthly discussion group led by Rav Dena Glasgow
   This month's topic: The Unresolved Dispute Around Jewish Monks

Great Jewish Debates: Monthly discussion series led by Rav Dena Glasgow

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

The first session will be Sunday November 8 at 1 PM on the topic “The Unresolved Dispute Around Jewish Monks”.  The focus of this session is on the role of “married monks” in Jewish tradition.  We will immerse ourselves in a few wild stories from the Talmud, including the famous story of Rabbi Akiva and his wife Rachel. Our time together will offer us some insights on the battle of the sexes and what a meaningful life looks like— both here in the United States and in Israel today.

 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 10/18/2020 by srm