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Beth Jacob Congregation of Kitchener-Waterloo


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

Regular minyan times (other minyanim may vary):

Thursday mornings at 7:15 AM 
     ♦   7:00 AM on Rosh Chodesh or Chol HaMoed

Shabbat & Yom Tov mornings at 9:30 AM 
     ♦   Children's service at 10:45 AM
     ♦   Kiddush lunch every week at 12:30 PM

The office is normally open:
Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm


yom kippur break fast meal at beth jacob

Please join us for a delicious catered Break Fast Meal here at Beth Jacob after Yom Kippur Services.  All are welcome.

Please note that catering is being charged on a per-person basis so we are unable to offer Family pricing for this event; our apologies for the change.

For tickets, please click on the image below or call the shul office to arrange payment by credit card.  Cheques are always welcome and can be dropped off anytime before September 25th.  Thank you.



Sunday, September 29, 2019
6:50p   1st night of Rosh Hashanah evening Service
6:50p   Candle lighting before this time

Monday, September 30, 2019
8:30A   1st Day Rosh Hashanah morning services
10:30A Shofar & Children’s services begins (approximate)
6:30p   Community Tashlich ritual (meet behind the shul)
7:00p   2nd night of Rosh Hashanah evening services
7:48p   Candle lighting after this time

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
8:30A   2nd Day Rosh Hashanah morning services
10:30A Shofar & Children’s services begins (approximate)
7:00p   Mincha evening Services
7:46p   Havdallah

Sunday, October 6, 2019
11:00A Community Holocaust Memorial service at the Cemetery

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:15p   Erev Yom Kippur Mincha, Ma’ariv including Kol Nidre
6:33p   Fast begins and candle lighting

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
9:00A   Yom Kippur morning services
11:00A Children’s Service begins
11:15A Community Yizkor service (Approximate)
5:15p   Yom Kippur Mincha, reading of the book of Jonah
6:30p   Ne’ila service, followed by Ma’ariv
7:32p   Fast Ends and Havdallah

Beth Jacob 2019 High Holidays Ticket Prices

For Non-Members:
$200 for a Single Person (over 18)
$350 for a Couple or a Family

For the Guests of Members:
$100 for a Single Person (over 18)
$250 for a Couple or a Family

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the office at 519-743-8422.


Beth Jacob is participating in Doors Open Waterloo Region!  

Saturday September 21st beginning at 2:00pm & ending at approx. 4:30pm. Guided 30 minute tours at 2, 3, and 4pm.

For more information, please click the link below:



Weekly Parsha classes at Beth Jacob begin again!
First class will be on Tuesday October 29th at 2:00pm.
Leader - Eliora Wolfe.

For those of you doing the Hebrew reading, we will discuss this at the first class. Looking forward to seeing everyone in class!
If you know anyone else who would like to join please pass this along to them



Movie:  The 1956 version of "The Ten Commandments"
The first half will be shown Tuesday Sept. 24,  at 7:00 PM
The second half will be shown Wednesday, Oct 3, 7:00 PM (Note change of date, because of Simcha Torah the day before):  Part II of "The Ten Commandments"

My thinking is that this classic movie is about much of our history,  will be covered in the Torah readings for the coming year, and may also be good for the kids to see.
The movie has a great cast, and won many, many awards.
Some of the historical names may not be familiar, so I suggest you follow the link below, scroll down to "Cast",  and check out any unfamiliar historical characters, and match them with the actor who plays the part:
Light refreshments will be served.
See you at the movies!

Haftorah and DVAR TORAH SIGN UP Sheet

Everyone (men and women) are encouraged to sign up! 


Seeking Haftorah volunteers - click here to sign up using Google Docs!

Seeking Dvar Torah volunteers - click here to sign up using Google Docs!

Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779