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.
Please join us for our first Shabbat together this season, Saturday June 11 at 9:30AM. Torah Study and Kiddish.
Sunday June 12th, Welcome to the BHC Shavuos celebration, to be followed followed by a pot luck dairy luncheon.
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation
Strawberry Hill Street, Bethlehem NH 03574
Each spring and fall BHC members clean up part of the roadway between Bethlehem and Franconia. If you would like to volunteer for this fun outing, probably in late May this year, please call Leslie Dreier at 212-426-6715.
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.