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Facility Rental

Congregation Bet Ha’am offers a unique meeting facility for both individuals and corporate events. We provide the highest level of customer service when planning your ceremony, party, fundraiser, retreat, program, or other event. Highlights include:

  • Two beautifully architected central meeting halls that can accommodate up to 150 people classroom-style or 250 people theater-style. Upon request and administrative review, we can open our dividing wall to accommodate hundreds more.
  • A full commercial kitchen adjacent to meeting hall. A smaller utility kitchen is available in our classroom area.
  • A library with award-winning design, perfect for more intimate settings, board meetings, etc.
  • Dozens of classrooms for breakout sessions or other uses.
  • Options for full audio-visual rental.
  • Prime location, easily accessible from Route 295 and Route 1. For out of town guests, there are several hotels and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Beautiful gardens with walking paths and benches.
  • Free parking onsite.
  • Disability-friendly and accessible.

Onsite tables and chairs are provided. Additional staff is available for a nominal fee.

We offer our own In-House Catering but are pleased to refer other local caterers or allow you to use our kitchen for your own catering.

Our onsite meeting planners look forward to welcoming you and your group to Congregation Bet Ha’am. Please contact us to schedule a tour and to discuss your event.

Please find our policies and contract links below. Rates and catering information is available upon request.

Facility Rental Contract Part I

Facility Rental Contract Part II

Facilities Use Policy

Third Party Policies

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

“I just wanted to reach out and thank you and Congregation Bet Ha’am for hosting us yesterday.  Our program was very successful, and a number of people specifically mentioned how wonderful the space was.  Between the beautiful room, the artwork from children and members of your congregation, and the incredibly warm and welcoming atmosphere, it felt like the perfect place for funders and nonprofits to gather to talk about early education.  You and your staff were also incredibly welcoming and accommodating (even with our crazy last-minute numbers).  Thank you!
Vrylena Olney                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maine Philanthropy

“We just had the great pleasure of hosting a professional development seminar for Maine nonprofits at Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland. When I initially researched venue options, I had a list of ideal characteristics but I didn’t realistically expect to find a place that met all of our needs. I was looking for a beautiful space that could accommodate up to 300 people, provide catering, and with an A/V set up that was ideally a nonprofit organization as well. When the proposal from Bet Ha’am arrived, I knew we found our place! From our very first communication, they eased my mind as they thought of every detail and were easy to reach with every last question that came up. They accommodated our growing RSVP list, provided a delicious vegetarian meal, and included special touches like large vases of sunflowers. They went above and beyond as Karen jumped in the day of the event to help me set up 300 pens, pads of paper, handouts and gave me extra supplies when I ran out. Guests were able to eat lunch in the gardens and numerous people mentioned that the light filled sanctuary made it bearable to be inside on a beautiful summer day. This is a phenomenal alterative to a more generic corporate meeting space and we were so pleased with our experience at Bet Ha’am.”
Hannah Quimby
Quimby Family Foundation
August 12th 2015

 

 

“The Great Rooms at Congregation Bet Ha’am offered modern elegance and reverence that we were looking for to host a retirement celebration. The facility was spotless and the staff was wonderful to work with as we planned our event. We hope others can enjoy it as much as we did!”
The Portland Ballet
July 2015

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Bet Ha’am plays an important role in all of our lives, providing an open door for all during High Holidays and throughout the year.

The need for supporting the Annual Fund cannot be overstated. These unrestricted funds ensure we can cover our basic, day-to-day needs and meet our budgetary responsibilities, from salaries to building maintenance to Hebrew School supplies.

Membership dues do not cover the full cost of Bet Ha’am’s operations. We rely on the generous support of our members and friends to make Bet Ha’am available to all, regardless of ability to pay.

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Judaica Shop

Congregation Bet Ha’am’s Judaica Shop is establishing itself as a leading regional opportunity for unique Judaica jewelry, holiday gifts and supplies, children’s items, and everyday items.  The Judaica Shop is open 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday-Friday and Sunday mornings when our Religious School is open.  Please call (207) 879-0028 for inquiries or requests for special order items.  This page will soon have photos and ordering information for specific Judaica items.

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Service Times

Evening Shabbat Services:

Friday evening at 7:30 PM except for the second Friday of the month, when a family service is held at 6:30 PM.

Shabbat Morning:

Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.

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