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.



What’s New:

  • Peterborough’s newest Poet Laureate is a member of Beth Israel Congregation!  Congratulations to Ziysah von Bieberstein!  Click here for details.
  • The BIC Community Passover Seder happens again in-person after 4 Years!  Beth Israel Congregation President, Larry Gilman interview about our Passover celebration on CBC Ontario Morning.  Click here for details.
  • A Memorandum to Celebrate:  Beth Israel Congregation and the Unitarian Fellowship move forward.  Click here for details.
  • Cantor Leon Litvack’s  Hanukkah Message and Thought for the Day (Dec. 18th).  Click here for details.
  • Cantor Leon Litvack’s Prayer for the Ukraine.  Click here to read.
  • The Crisis in Ukraine.  How we have tried to make a difference.  Click here for details.
  • BIC President’s Community Update.  Click here for read.

For an update of BIC Events/Activities affected by the coronavirus click the following link: Coronavirus – 19:  BIC Events Update



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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