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Serving the religious, social, cultural and educational needs of New Hampshire's North Country since 1920. Visitors are always welcome to participate in all programs, events and religious services. If you are traveling through or vacationing in the Bethlehem area and would like to attend services, especially if you need a minyan to say Kaddish, please contact us.

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Serving the religious, social, cultural and educational needs of New Hampshire's North Country since 1920. Visitors are always welcome to participate in all programs, events and religious services. If you are traveling through or vacationing in the Bethlehem area and would like to attend services, especially if you need a minyan to say Kaddish, please contact us.

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Please join us on May 1 at 4PM, along with area schools and churches, for our third annual Holocaust Remembrance Service.

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

Strawberry Hill Street, Bethlehem NH 03574

The Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation invites you to join us for our annual interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service to honor man’s triumph over darkness.

The service is interactive and filled with music, song, poetry, and inspiration. We welcome your participation as we move forward in community and unity, using our past to build our future.

A light vegetarian-dairy reception follows the service. Please join us and bring your own stories to share at our community-wide remembrance gathering. Open to the Public. RSVP: Martin Kessel ~ martink1937@gmail.com

 

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We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi David Edleson to our community this summer.  

Since his ordination by Hebrew Union College in 1990, Rabbi Edleson served for 25 years as the rabbi for the Hebrew Association of the Deaf, creating vibrant services and teaching Torah in American Sign Language. He also served as the Director of Operations for the New York Society for the Deaf, overseeing a full-service agency while also providing direct clinical pastoral counseling. While in rabbinical school, David was a founding member of TaMaR, the Reform Zionist Youth Movement, and Hineinu, the rabbinic/cantorial student organization that was pivotal in the successful fight for ordination of GLBT clergy in the Reform movement. He was an active service leader at Congregation Beth Simhat Torah, and provided chaplaincy services to gay men with AIDS during the height of the epidemic in that city, where he was also active in ACT-UP. Now living in Vermont, David has followed his love of teaching into the college classroom, serving as a dean of students at Middlebury College and teaching in its Dept. of Religion. He now teaches ethics, literature, and comparative world religion at the Community College of Vermont. An avid lover of nature, gardening, and music, David lives with his life-partner of 33 years, Tim, and his standard Poodle, Mr. Proust, in Lincoln, VT.

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Visitors and guests are welcome. Shabbat and holiday services, including High Holy Days, are free and open to all.

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Visitors and guests are welcome. Shabbat and holiday services, including High Holy Days, are free and open to all.

Since 1920, the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation has served the religious, social, cultural and educational needs of New Hampshire’s North Country residents year ’round as well as seasonal residents and occasional visitors. Its historical building, dating back to the 1880s, is a landmark of American Jewish history, has been lovingly maintained and restored through the generosity of both residents and visitors.

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Worship

Join us for Shabbat, High Holy Day and festival services. We  offer a wide variety of services to meet the needs of our diverse community. 

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Education

We love to teach!   Let your kids grow in our small, hands-on, individualized, "single room schoolhouse" environment. 

Community

In the mountains of the North Country are Jewish residents who have a desire to connect with each other in this region. 

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Membership

Membership has its benefits! BHC offers a range of membership options, ranging from individuals to families. Please contact us for more information. 

Contributions

Whether you're a member or guest, we welcome your participation in any of our seasonal and year-round activities. Join us, contribute your time, enthusiasm and goodwill. And your generous financial donations are always appreciated.


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