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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.



message of condolence to our muslim friends

Beth Jacob Congregation joins with all Jews everywhere in lamenting and condemning the terrible tragedy in London on June 7th.  Any violent targeting of innocents based on race, religion, national origin, creed or, indeed, any other reason is inexcusable and wholly repellant.

We wish a full and speedy recovery for the young boy injured in this monstrous event.  We hope that the family and friends of those who were taken will, soon, find peace in happy memories of their loved ones and the good deeds they did during their lives.  For those of us further removed, whether Muslims, Jews, Christians or others, may we try, despite this horror, to re-energise our commitment to life, fellowship and the recognition of our common humanity.  We must learn – and teach the world – to celebrate our various similarities while respecting our various differences.

May peace and comfort come to us all.


The Beth Jacob Executive is calling the
2021 Annual General Meeting, and a
Special Meeting of the Congregation, to take place on the 29th day of June, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. by Zoom.

The Special Meeting will immediately follow the AGM.

This meeting is open to members of Beth Jacob (including “in town” and “out of town”) who are in good standing, only.

Members, please check your emails for further details.

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 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, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781