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.
Yom Hashoah Shabbat Service: Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Stone Bat Mitzvah: Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m.
Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Bar Mitzvah: Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Bagels & Talmud will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 11:45 a.m. at the IHOP on Kildare Farm Rd. Led by Rabbi Edery, enjoy a lively discussion while eating lunch with your Beth Shalom friends! No experience necessary!
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