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: Dec. 6 at 7:00 pm featuring our 2nd Graders
- Liam Givens-Keatley Bar Mitzvah: Dec. 7 at 10:00 am
- Traditional Shabbat: Dec. 13 at 7:30 pm
Social Action. Religious School is supporting Toys for Tots; please bring new, unwrapped toys to the Beth Shalom Office. All Tzedakah collected in the month of December will be donated to the fundraising cause for Ethan Kadish’s medical expenses. See www.HelpHopeLive.com for more information.
Join us for Bagels and Talmud on Dec. 5 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Bruegger’s Bagels at the corner of Tryon Rd. and Walnut St. The discussions are led by Rabbi Edery and David Zonderman. No experience or background is needed.
Join us on Dec 8 at 11:00 am at Beth Shalom for Adult Education. Rabbi Edery will lead the discussion of “The NAACP and the Jews: Then and Now.”
Bridge Club meets on Dec. 14 at 7:00 pm.
You Benefit! We Benefit!
Scrip Gift Card. Scrip Gift Cards are available for purchase through the Beth Shalom Office. Target, Kroger, Wal-Mart and Home Depot gifts cards will always be available as will many more from a variety of vendors. Beth Shalom receives a percentage of the value of the specific gift card. You pay no fee and incur no extra cost! Volunteers are needed to sell these cards to members during Sunday School, Hebrew School and other events.
Simcha Grams. Also available through the Beth Shalom Office, Simcha Grams allow you to purchase holiday cards at a nominal fee that are then sent to congregation families. The cards are beautiful and it is an easy, convenient way to wish your friends happiness at these times.
Online Shopping. Be a part of the first and largest online network of shoppers, online stores, and worthy causes dedicated to turning everyday online shopping and searching into much-needed donations. Through iGive, you can shop at over 1,300 stores online and receive special discounts, and Beth Shalom receives a percentage of your purchase. Please visit www.iGive.com/bethshalomnc to join.
In addition, Amazon has now launched AmazonSmile. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Select Beth Shalom in Raleigh, NC and we will benefit! AmazonSmile contains the same products and prices as Amazon. You must shop at smile.amazon.com not amazon.com for Beth Shalom to benefit.
Sisterhood Catering/Gift Shop. The Sisterhood gift shop provides many holiday items and Judaica such as jewelry, Mezuzot and much more. You may also order from one of their catalogs if you do not find what you are looking for in the gift shop. Sisterhood also provides catering for all your social functions such as B’nei Mitzvah celebrations, baby-namings, parties and more. They will also help with ordering of invitations for your teen’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Men’s Club Coupon Books. A long-standing tradition, the Men’s Club sells Go, Play & Save books (formerly Citipass Books) that provide coupons to many local vendors. You will easily save money through this fundraiser!
Tree of Life. Members or family members and friends of family members may purchase a leaf to commemorate a special event such as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, graduation, or baby-naming. The leaf will be engraved and placed on our Tree of life.
Soon, Beth Shalom will be celebrating the completion of its building expansion, at which point we will hold a Building Expansion Completion Party, which will also serve as a fundraiser. Keep your eyes peeled for details!