Welcome to the Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua, where we celebrate and practice the Jewish faith amidst the beautiful and welcoming community of the Chautauqua Institution. Since 1960, we have been a presence on the grounds of Chautauqua, providing a place for Jewish worship, education, and socialization during the summer season. Each week our Congregation offers a Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat Service from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., in a peaceful and spiritual setting outside (weather permitting) at the Miller Bell Tower adjacent to Chautauqua Lake.
On Saturday mornings our Shabbat Service is held in the Hurlbut Sanctuary from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., followed by a delicious Kiddush lunch. Our prayer books are written in Hebrew with English transliteration and translation. Services are conducted by a Rabbi and Cantor or Cantorial Soloist. We also serve the growing Jewish presence at Chautauqua with Sunday evening lectures, Tuesday afternoon social hours, Shabbat dinners, and Havdalah Services.
All Chautauquans are welcome to attend our services and programs.
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"How good it is, and how pleasant, when people dwell together in unity."