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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


YIZKOR BOOK 5783 (2022-2023) *** deadline extended

As we begin (already!) preparations for the High Holidays, the next year's Yizkor Book is being created. Please use the following order form to include your loved ones' names for publication. Please return forms to the shul (by mail, email or call the office), by WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17th. Thank you.

For a printable PDF copy of the form, please click here.

REGULAR 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 no longer required. Please come and attend our services in person.

  • We ask everyone who attends: if you have any fever or signs of illness, please stay home
  • 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
  • All attendees over the age of 2 are asked by the Executive to please wear a mask that covers mouth and nose before entry of the building and during the entire duration of services.  
    Adult sized masks will be available at the shul but we regret we do not have any child-sized masks.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the building

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. 

Fri, August 12 2022 15 Av 5782