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Beth Jacob Congregation of


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 regular Kiddush lunches at this time

No pre-registration required, all are welcome


Beth Jacob Members Meeting - save the date

There will be an upcoming Beth Jacob meeting (of all current members only) on Sunday February 5, 2023 at 7:00pm by Zoom.
Zoom invitation sent direct email closer to the date. Thank you.

ladies night at beth jacob

adult education with rabbi goldman

Our next winter adult education course is all about - BOOKS! 
If you've ever wondered about the difference between a Tanach, a Torah, or the Talmud;
Or if you think that after Moses, Jewish scholarship is just "the rabbis" and their opinions;
Or maybe you've never thought about these at all, but you're curious about the books of the People of the Book, and don't know where to start –
Has Rabbi Goldman got a course for you!
Our next adult education course is - "BookSmart." The unofficial alternate title is Let's End Illiteracy. We will go through all the major book categories of the Torah and dive into each one briefly; enough for you to brag at the Seder, but not enough to put the Rabbi out of a job  . The course runs for six Sundays from 12-1:30 PM at Beth Jacob (zoom option available), beginning February 5th.
Registration is now OPEN at



There is more good news at Beth Jacob - after years of not having a fully legal kitchen, the fire department has now given us permission to cook, based on the recent upgrades to the safety systems in the kitchen.
At this time, we would like to invite any members who would like to volunteer their time and energy to be part of a renewed kitchen committee, which would entail working on some Shabbat kiddushes and occasional dinners for members. Please reply to this email to indicate your interest in serving.
We believe that delicious, healthy food is a vital part of a delicious, healthy community. With the improvement in the kitchen, we hope to see an improvement in our sense of connection and community.

yad vashem posters - an update

We, at Monsignor Doyle, would like to thank you for sharing the poster display with our school community. It was a rich learning opportunity that caught the interest of our students. Students were engaged in conversations with each other, and especially enjoyed the visuals that were included on the posters.

The Yad Vashem Holocaust posters have now been displayed for a week in each of Monsignor Doyle Catholic Separate School and Resurrection Catholic Separate School.  We are still awaiting more detailed reviews but informally, we've been told that the display is "important", "extremely educational", "excellent" and much appreciated by both teachers and students.  During the coming month, the posters will be displayed in Huron Heights, Forest Heights, Waterloo Collegiate and Grand River high schools in the public school sector.


REGULAR IN-PERSON services at beth jacob 

In-person services continue at Beth Jacob!  We welcome everyone to attend, no pre-registration is required and guests are welcome!

  • In order to help protect and safeguard the health of our members and guests, the wearing of face masks covering the nose and mouth remains mandatory indoors at the shul for all persons over the age of 2
    Adult sized masks are available but we regret we do not have any child-sized masks
  • We do ask everyone who attends: if you have any fever or signs of illness, please stay home until you feel better
  • Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the building
  • Siddur and Chumash will be available for your use should you require them
  • Kippah are now available on site, and you are welcome to store your tallit at Beth Jacob
  • Children of all ages are welcome, but we ask that parents continue to supervise their children under the age of 12

Beth Jacob remains committed to following the guidelines and protocols as issued from our federal, provincial, regional and municipal authorities and public health experts.  Thank you for your continued understanding and support.


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. 

Thu, February 2 2023 11 Shevat 5783