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.
Family Shabbat Service: Friday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m.
Hanukkah Shabbat Service: Friday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, December 3, please join us for our Hanukkah Shabbat Y’All which begins with a congregational pot luck dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Hanukkah games and bingo for the family.
Join us for Bagels and Talmud with Rabbi Edery on Thursday, December 10, at 11:45 at the IHOP on Kildaire Farm Rd. All are welcome!
The Town of Cary and the Jewish Community in celebrating Hanukkah at the Cary Jewish Cultural Festival on Thursday, December 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center. At 5:30, the nine-foot Menorah will be lit! Enjoy food vendors, music and crafts as well.
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