Welcome to the Jewish Community Centre of Peterborough and Beth Israel Congregation!

We are an egalitarian congregation, a cultural centre, and a community space open to all.

Please take a look around, and feel free to get in touch we’d love to hear from you.


Crisis in Middle East — BIC Responds:

  • Further Reflections from Mark, our BIC President.  Click here for details.
  • Correspondence received by BIC regarding the crisisFrom our local MP, Michelle Ferreri, please click here to read her letter.  From our local MPP, Dave Smith, please click here to read his letter.
  • Cantor Leon’s Message — A Perspective from Belfast.  See the full message here.


  • Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Nov. 17th.  Click here for details.
  • Chanukah at Beth Israel Congregation.  Dec. 9th.  More details can be found here.

News Nuggets:

  • Cantor Leon Litvack’s Thought for the Day.  Click here to listen to this special nugget meant for all of us.
  • BIC Hiring A Children’s Programs Facilitator.  Details provided below.
  • A Word from the President for 5784.  Click here for details.
  • BIC at the Peterborough Pride Event.  Click here for details.
  • BIC Member Cuts the Ribbon at Terry Fox Run.  Click here for details.
  • Cantor Leon Litvack’s Prayer for the Ukraine.  Click here to read the prayer.
  • The Crisis in Ukraine.  How we have tried to make a difference.  Click here for details.


Beth Israel is Hiring a

Children’s Programs Facilitator

Are you our next children’s educator? Do you know someone who might be?! Beth Israel Congregation is looking to hire someone to lead programming for children. The position is for 15 hours per month.   

Recent programming has included weekly Hebrew reading classes for children, a monthly half-day program for families with young children, and a monthly evening youth program. Deadline for submitting an application is:  Tuesday Oct. 31 at noon.  Please see — and circulate — the job description can be found here.


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Flag of the Ukraine with dove and words, Peace Not War

Any donations made to Beth Israel in the coming week will be earmarked toward helping a refugee family to resettle in our community and/or to war relief efforts in Ukraine