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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)

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

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

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO CURRENT MEMBERS AT THIS TIME
PLEASE CHECK YOUR WEEKLY EMAIL FOR LINK AND INSTRUCTIONS.



 

PURIM PARTY WITH BETH JACOB!

Please join us via Zoom for a reading of the Megillat Esther!  Members please check your emails for instructions on how to receive your free, secure invitation!

*** RSVP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3:00PM TODAY! (THURS FEB 25TH)

 

PURIM BASKETS!!!

Thank you to our members for your fantastic support of this fundraiser!

On Purim we emphasize the importance of friendship by giving gifts of food to friends, family and shut- ins (Mishloach Manot). This origin is actually mandated biblically in the scroll of Esther. The basket typically includes fruit, candy, wine and hamentashen. Another tradition mandated by the story is "charity".  This year, the proceeds portion of each Beth Jacob Purim basket sold will go to help the needy in our community.

Our order deadline was Thursday February 11th. 

To pay for previously ordered baskets by PayPal, please click here.

To complete payment by credit card, please call the office on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00noon. Thank you!

We are very sorry, but due to Covid-19 restrictions and shortage of volunteers this year, we must simplify our deliveries – This year, each gift basket(s) you order will be delivered directly to you at your home, along with a blank card for you to personalize.  (Deliveries are restricted to the Waterloo Region area only. ) You may then give out the basket of goodies in time for Purim Day! 
Thank you for your support. We encourage everyone to celebrate Purim in a safe and socially distanced manner - stay safe while you celebrate!

 

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. 

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 70 attendees (including any children).  
  • If you have any fever or signs of illness, please stay home
  • Attendees are asked to bring their own Siddur and Chumash
  • 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.  Masks will not be provided.  (This requirement does not apply to those who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical condition or disability)
  • 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.  

Congregants aged 65 and above, those who are immunocompromised or diagnosed with chronic illnesses are identified as at higher risk of Covid-19.  We ask all to consider the risks and benefits prior to attending; if necessary, please consult your physician for advice.

And we ask..... 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 and Thursdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm

emails and voice mail continue to be monitored on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we apologize for any inconvenience or delay.

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. 




Tue, March 2 2021 18 Adar 5781