Welcome to Beth Shalom!
Beth Shalom is a Reform Congregation in Southern Wake County. In its 30th year, its members cut across all age groups, and, at each level, we strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our Jewish and interfaith families with a commitment to inclusion. As diverse as our membership is, so is the wide array of religious, educational and social activities in which to participate. Tikkun olam, repairing the world, is a hallmark of Reform Judaism, and we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.
The congregation has continued to grow with approximately 230 families and lots of children; at last count, there were 160 in our religious school and growing. We also have an active Men’s Club and Sisterhood along with Beth Shalom Temple Youth Groups. Beth Shalom is a congregation big enough to provide the traditional things you would expect from a synagogue but small enough such that your voice is heard and you can have a direct and immediate impact through individual participation.
This is simply a snap shot of who we are. Please take a few moments now to tour our website and learn more about us.
Graduation, Madrichim & Faculty Shabbat: Friday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m.
On June 3, our Graduation, Madrichim & Faculty Family Shabbat service will honor our graduates and recognize the contributions of our madrichim and religious school faculty. We hope you will join us for this special Shabbat service.
The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. Your voice and input are needed to make this meeting a success. The Annual Report with the proposed budget and the proposed changes to the existing bylaws can be found in the Members’ Area.
Rabbi Edery is quoted in the News & Observer! Read about the Cary Jewish Festival’s Purim celebration by clicking here!
Sign up for our new “Adopt an Island” Program
We have begun the “Adopt an Island” Program as a way for families, members, friends and groups (e.g., Girl Scout Troop) to enjoy caring for a small section or island while beautifying our grounds. To participate, click here.
Here’s A Thought: Beth Shalom’s Blog
Welcome to our new section, featuring blog posts from Rabbi Edery, Hal and Ronni.
- Sharing Your Passion – Ronni Ticker October 6, 2015 Sharing Your Passion – Ronni Ticker
Raising the funds to run any non-profit is a challenging yet essential task. In a prior posting, Hal Zenick shared a lovely idea for funding outdoor landscaping. It will raise much needed funds and will have an added benefit – congregants will work alongside each other, enjoying each other’s company, sharing their passion for gardening, spurring a bit of friendly competition and beautifying the synagogue at the same time.
I am not a gardener, so it sounds great, but not something I would choose to do. So I challenged myself to think of what I like … Read more about this post
- Adopt an Island: A Beth Shalom Landscaping Project – Hal Zenick September 1, 2015 Have you ever wanted to be in charge of your own island? Here’s A Thought! What if we, at Beth Shalom, began our own “Adopt a (parking lot) Island” program? Individuals, friends, and families could identify a parking lot island to care for. So, you may ask why is such a program needed and why now? Well, several of the major landscape issues have been taken care of. Soon, we will be identifying a landscape architect firm to help develop a long term plan for the beautification of our campus. In the meantime, “Adopt an Island” would be a program … Read more about this post