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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.

weekly services at beth jacob

Regular minyan times (other minyamin may vary)

     ♦   winter - approx 4:30pm to 6:00pm (varies)
     ♦   summer - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

     ♦   9:30am to 11:00am
     ♦   No Kiddush lunches at this time.



2021-2022 yizkor book of names

Our upcoming 2021-2022 Yizkor Book is being put together, and we ask again that you please consider donating in memory of loved ones. 
Deadline for names is Wednesday, August 18th, 2021.

Payment gladly accepted online (click the link below), by cheque (with the accompanying order form), or to arrange payment by credit card, please call the office.

To pay by cheque, please click and print the PDF copy of the form here. 

To order & donate online, please click here.


IN-PERSON services at beth jacob

In-person services continue at Beth Jacob.  We thank you for your patience and co-operation as we work to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

Regular pre-registration is required by Friday morning 10:00AM prior to that week's services and is limited to current congregation members only during this phase.  Please check your email for links and instructions every week.

  • Space will be limited to 25 attendees (including any children) beginning on June 18, 2021
  • If you have any fever or signs of illness, please stay home
  • Although attendees are asked to bring their own Siddur and Chumash, the shul will have these available for your use should you require them.  The shul will store away any used books for at least 3 days afterwards.
  • Attendees are asked to bring their own kippah and tallit - none will be available on site
  • Children are welcome but must remain with their parents/guardians at all times
  • All attendees over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask that covers mouth and nose before entry of the building and during the entire duration of services.  (This requirement does not apply to those who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical condition or disability)
    Some adult sized masks may be available at the shul but we regret we do not have any child-sized masks.
  • All entrants to the building are asked to use hand sanitizer (provided throughout the building) immediately upon entry
  • All are asked to leave the building immediately after the conclusion of the service
  • No food or drinks may be brought or eaten on premises at this time.   Kiddush remains suspended.  

Please be patient as we are working hard to continue to offer in-person services.  Beth Jacob remains committed to following the guidelines and protocols as issued from our federal, provincial, regional and municipal authorities and public health experts.  We will all need to work together to re-open safely.

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!

office hours

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

The office is not open on Sabbath and Major Religious Holidays and phones and emails are not answered on those days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Should you require urgent burial assistance for a loved one,
please contact us through Dignity Memorial's 24 hour
answering service at 519-743-8900. 

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