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Beth Israel Congregation

 


Shalom and welcome to
Beth Israel Congregation

We are a diverse Jewish community located in Bath, Maine -- the City of Ships on the Kennebec River in Mid-Coast Maine. An unaffiliated, egalitarian and inclusive congregation, we offer a variety of programs and services, including Sanctuary Shabbat, holiday and life cycle services, a religious school, Bar and Bat Mitzvah training, social action activities, and community interfaith programs.

Although Beth Israel Congregation is located in Bath, our synagogue is the only one for thirty-five miles in either direction. Our members come to us from many of the surrounding towns. For over ninety years people have come together in Bath to help form this welcoming Jewish community.

We invite you to join us.


Our Web Site

On this web site we provide information we believe will be of interest to:
  • current members seeking information about upcoming services and events
  • parents of of our Hebrew School students wanting to know more about the school's curriculum
  • nonmembers in our area who want to learn about what we have to offer
  • people who are considering a move to Bath, Maine as a place that will meet their Jewish lifestyle needs
  • visitors to our area who would like to join us for services

For additional information, our mailing address, telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on our contact page.

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Upcoming Services & Events


Friday, November 28 at 7:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Oneg:Tepler

Saturday, November 29 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service

Friday, December 5 at 7:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Oneg:Micki Gersh

Saturday, December 6 at 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service

Sunday, December 7
9:30-11:30 am

Strategic Planning Event
Minnie Brown Center

PDFNovember Calendar

PDFDecember Calendar

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A History of Beth Israel Congregation

The story of Beth Israel Congregation rests on the energy and dedication of a few Maine Jews as well as the welcome given them by the Bath non-Jewish community. Jewish presence in Bath began in 1886 when one of the children of the Mikelsky family, on their way by train from Rockland to Boston, became ill. A Bath druggist gladly helped the sick child. That kindness and the welcoming atmosphere of Bath led the Mikelsky family of eleven to decide to remain in Bath.

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