Beth Israel Congregation is a modern Conservative egalitarian, synagogue where men and women are active participants in the religious, social, and business functions of the synagogue.
The congregation was established over 100 years ago and descendants of the original members have preserved the memories and traditions of our founding families. While rich in history, our current congregation lists many who have come to us from other states bringing with them their own religious and cultural experiences.
A significant portion of our members are inter-faith couples who are committed to a meaningful religious life for their families. We provide a variety of programs including a religious school for children, adult education classes, lectures, community suppers and brunches, and other social events.
Beth Israel moved to its current location in 1957. Prominently located on Main Street, we have a spacious sanctuary, recently renovated classroom, large social hall, and kosher kitchen.
Located in Waterville, Maine, the synagogue has partnered with nearby Colby College, Colby has a Religious Studies department, a Jewish Studies program and a Hillel chapter. Colby has 2 endowed annual lectures dedicated to Jewish topics. Waterville is also home to Thomas College and a community college is located in an adjacent community.
Beth Israel Congregation. P.O. Box 1882 Waterville, ME 04903 email@example.com 207-872-7551
The UU Church of Waterville is a welcoming, inclusive community. Empowered by our Unitarian Universalist traditions, and our congregation’s rich history, we are committed to building a caring and just world. We are passionate in our faith expressed through community, service, love and action. Together we look at life’s larger questions and share the journey as we search for truth and meaning in our own lives and in the larger world. We are a multi-generational group of seekers from infancy to wisdom keepers. There are multiple groups and activities to share faith, friendship, and fun.
Sunday Worship Service is a time and place where people of every age are vital to the congregation’s well-being and sense of community. Spiritual nourishment, community building, intellectual challenge, inspiration, continuity with the Unitarian Universalist Faith, multigenerational connections, and expression of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism are all possible. Our Sunday Services begin at 10:00 A.M. from September to June. During the summer, services are lay-led and begin at 9:30 A.M.
In 2018 the Evening Sandwich Program Soup Kitchen [ESP] at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville served nearly 53,000 meals to those in need. Since its beginning in 1990, ESP has served over 730,000 meals. More than 2,200 volunteers from churches, school groups, Colby College and the community have helped prepare and serve these meals.