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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 recent changes to our schedule **

Lulav & etrog

Anyone interested in purchasing a Lulav and Etrog, please contact the office.  Purchases are cash only.

Basic $40.00
Premium $65.00

Payments must be received in cash before September 26th.  Thank you.


$150.00 per person, $300.00 family

Guests of Members:
$100.00 per person, $250.00 family

Please contact the office to arrange tickets. 

Rosh Hashana 2016/5777 schedule of services

Motzei Shabbat - Selichot 
Saturday September 24th
Selichot - 11:30 pm 

(Beth Jacob Cemetery will be open Sunday October 2nd from 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 schedule of services

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 


SUKKOT 2016 / 5777

Erev Sukkot
(Sunday October 16th)
Candle Lighting – 6:18 pm
Mincha / Ma'ariv– 6:15 pm

Sukkot Day One
(Monday October 17th)
Shacharit – 9:30 pm
Mincha / Ma'ariv 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting and preparation for 2nd Day not before 7:16 pm

Sukkot Day Two
(Tuesday October 18th)
Shacharit – 9:30 am
Mincha / Ma'ariv 7:00 pm
Havdalah 7:23pm

Shabbat Chol Hamoed
(Friday October 21st & Shabbat 22nd)
Candle Lighting 6:10 pm Mincha 6:10 pm
Shacharit 9:30 am Havdalah 7:16 pm

Hoshana Rabba / Shmini Azeret
(Sunday October 23rd)
Shacharit 8:00 am
Candle Lighting – 6:07 pm
Mincha / Ma'ariv - 6:00 pm

Shmini Azeret
(Monday October 24th)
Shacharit 9:30 am
Yizkor (approx.) 11:00 am
Candle Lighting and preparations for 2nd day not before – 7:05 pm

(Simchat Torah) Mincha Ma’ariv, BBQ, & Hakofot - 5:30 pm

Simchat Torah
(Tuesday October 25th)
Shacharit 9:30 am
Mincha / Maariv 7:00 pm
Havdalah 7:12 pm

Monthly Calendar 

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The office is normally open:
Mondays to Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm

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Sat, 24 September 2016 21 Elul 5776