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Beth Jacob Congregation


Beth Jacob Congregation of Kitchener-Waterloo

Beth Jacob Congregation has been serving the Jewish community of Kitchener-Waterloo for more than a century. Founded in 1908, Beth Jacob is a modern Orthodox synagogue with congregants from different observances.


Free Adult Education meetings are being held on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm.  Open to the entire Jewish Community.  We hope you will join us!  

For a list of topics, please see the Adult Education section under PROGRAMS on the left side menu bar.

Please note: there are no Thursday evening sessions on July 28th and Aug 4th.


The office will be closed for a brief summer vacation from August 1st (Civic Holiday) to the 4th.  For congregational emergencies during that time, please contact the Rabbi.

The office will re-open on Monday August 8th.


Office hours for the shul are changing for the summer months. From Jun 27th until Sept 1st, hours will be:

Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00am to 12:00 noon.

We hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful summer.

Rosh hashana 2016 / 5777


Motzei Shabbat - Selichot 

Saturday September 24th

Selichot - 11:30 pm 


(Beth Jacob Cemetery will be open Sunday October 1st 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

The Rabbi will be available at the Cemetery) 


Rosh Hashana 


(Erev Rosh Hashana - October 2nd, 2016) 

Candle Lighting 6:42 PM 

Mincha / Ma'ariv 6:45 PM 


(Rosh Hashana Day 1 - Monday October 3rd, 2016)

Shachrit 8:30 AM

Shofar (approx.) 10:30 AM

Tashlich 6:20 PM   

Mincha / Ma'ariv 6:50 PM

Candle Lighting for 2nd Day, NOT before 7:40 PM 


(Rosh Hashana Day 2 - Tuesday October 4th, 2016) 

Shachrit 8:30 AM 

Shofar (approx.) 10:30 AM 

Mincha  6:50 PM 

Havdala 7:46 PM 


(Wednesday October 5th, 2016) 

Fast of Gedalia

Begins 6:01 AM 

Ends 7:37 PM


(Shabbat Shuva Friday 7th & 8th)

Candle lighting 6:33pm Mincha 6:30pm 

Schachrit 9:30pm Havdalah 7:37pm


Holocaust memorial Service 

Sunday October 9th, Memorial Service - 11:00 AM 

Cemetery opens 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 


Yom kippur 2016 / 5777

Erev Yom Kippur 

Tuesday October 11th 

Candle Lighting / Fast 6:26 PM

Mincha 6:00 PM 


Yom Kippur 

Wednesday October 12th

Shacharit 9:00 AM

Ha-Melech 9:40 AM 

Yizkor (approx.) 11:15 AM 

Mincha 4:30 PM 

Ne'ila 6:00 PM

Ma'ariv 7:20 PM

Havdalla / Fast Ends 7:32 PM 


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Sat, 30 July 2016 24 Tammuz 5776