WATERVILLE — Beth Israel Congregation will honor its 120th anniversary on July 31 with a celebration at Enchanted Gables in Oakland.

The synagogue plans to launch its Foundation and the Future campaign at the event.

Its website describes the synagogue as a place where congregants actively participate in religious, social and administrative functions. The congregation was established in 1902.

The anniversary celebration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $36 each and may be purchased by going to bethisraelwaterville.org 

According to Beth Israel’s website, descendants of original members have preserved the memories and traditions the synagogue offers.

“While rich in history, our current congregation lists many who have come to us from other states and countries, bringing with them their own religious and cultural experiences,” it says.

The synagogue provides a variety of programs that include a religious school for children, adult education classes, lectures, community suppers and other social events.

Beth Israel moved to its current location on Main Street in 1957 and has a sanctuary, classroom, large social hall and kosher kitchen. Its leader, Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, has been serving the synagogue for the past 11 years.

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