Congregation Beth El
High Holiday Schedule
5783 • 2022

Services will be led by
Rabbi Michael Cohen

This year’s services will be held in person, as well as live streamed. Service end times listed below are approximate.

Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 4
   6:00 - 7:30 pm -- Evening Service
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 5
  10:00 - 12:30 am – Morning Service

   12:30 pm – Yizkor

   6:00 pm -- Elijah study in preparation for

       blowing of Shofar at end of Yom Kippur

   6:30 pm -- Ne'ilah

   7:09 pm -- Blowing of the Shofar


To view our live stream services, please provide us with your email address:

call 802 442-9645, or


You are encouraged to wear a mask.

L'shana Tovah - wishing everyone a good year ahead



Find community news

and program details

in our weekly update:

  • Oct. 1: No Shabbat Morning Service

  • Oct. 4-5: Yom Kippur

  • Oct. 9: Sukkot Potluck Dinner

  • Oct. 17: Book Club - The Inn at Lake Devine

  • Tzedakah

  • High Holy Day Appeal

  • Warm the Children

  • Laugh in Peace at SVAC

  • Healing Blessings

  • Yahrzeits

Shabbat • Saturday, Oct. 1
No Service This Week

Parashat Nitzavim 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת נִצָּבִיםא


 Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30 

High Holy Day Appeal

Dear Members and Friends,

Please support our annual High Holiday campaign. Membership dues do not fully cover Beth El's operating expenses.

Your generosity at the New Year is critical as it helps to fulfill our mission and sustain our congregation.

Whatever amount you are able to contribute, know that it will be greatly appreciated. Our goal is 100% participation.

Shana Tovah Tikatevu • May you have a good and sweet New Year


Areas We Serve


Beth El serves a broad geographic area including southwestern Vermont, northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts, and eastern Rensselaer and Washington counties in New York. Click  Contact   to see a map of our location.



We are affiliated with  Reconstructing Judaism .


Vision Statement


Congregation Beth El is a diverse and welcoming Jewish community, balancing traditional Jewish core strengths and values with a forward-looking perspective that respects our ever-evolving culture.


Building on an inherited congregational history dating back to 1909, Congregation Beth El looks to its history and roots for inspiration, while forging multiple paths for its members to address and express their Jewish identity.


Programs and activities that appeal to a wide range of congregants, opportunities to socialize with our geographically dispersed membership, and responsible financial stewardship are actions which will carry Congregation Beth El onward through a sustainable and secure second century.

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Our Trustees

Our Members

Click to meet some of our members through interviews

and stories lovingly collected by Susan Armstrong.


Our Staff


Susan Armstrong is our Assistant Director, managing facilities, communications,

and day-to-day operations.


Contact Susan:  phone 802-442-9645

Amanda Mattison is our bookkeeper.

Dennis Rose provides facilities maintenance.

Ellie Roden, Co-President
Diana Gradus, Co-President
Karen Levin, Treasurer

Chris Burke
Glenn Davis
Stuart DuBoff

Alice Greenspan
Joan Lister

Congregation Beth El is an inclusive community for individuals and families. Our members have followed a wide variety of paths: some were raised Jewish, some are unfamiliar with the synagogue or the liturgy, while others are part of an inter-faith family. All are welcome.

We believe that Judaism requires a community, and it is as part of a community that we can best express and develop our spiritual paths.


Congregation Beth El depends on both dues and donations to maintain its home and provide and expand its wide range of services. We provide Jewish education, cultural and educational programming, and outreach for members and the wider community of all incomes and age groups.


It is traditional to provide donations not just during the High Holidays, but also to commemorate life-cycle events such as births and birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and anniversaries and Yahrzeits. We are grateful to all those who have given so generously.


Our secure online donation / contribution portal allows you to make a paperless payment by credit card, Paypal, or electronic transfer from your bank.


Thank you!


Congregation Beth El

107 Adams St. Bennington VT 05201

   phone: (802) 442-9645      



Office Hours:

9:30 am - 2:30 pm Monday thru Thursday