Welcome to Beth Shalom!
Beth Shalom is a Reform Congregation in Southern Wake County. In its 30+ years, 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 250 families and lots of children; at last count, there were 150 in our religious school. 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.
Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Hanukkah Shabbat: Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for our Hanukkah Shabbat Y’all on Friday, December 15! At 5:45 p.m., there will be a special activity for families with young children. At 6:30 p.m., we will hold a congregational pot luck dinner for all to enjoy. To sign up for the potluck, click here. Bring your menorah and candles to the potluck, where we will light them as a congregation! Finally, at 7:30 p.m., we will have our Hanukkah Shabbat Service. Join us for some or all of the events!
On December 10 at 9:30 a.m., at our Men’s Club Breakfast, we have a most interesting presentation on the Holocaust. Our guest speaker, Saskia Leary, was born in the Netherlands in the winter of 1945. Both of her parents were active in the Resistance. “Shoes from Heaven” is the remarkable story of her parents, especially her father, who was executed in Vught concentration camp just before the end of the War. The story also talks of how Saskia, her mother, and her half-sister survived World War II. After the war, her father was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor by Queen Wilhelmina. A $5.00 donation is requested.
Buy One, Give One Prayer Book Campaign
We are currently in need of additional prayer books for both our Friday and Saturday services. Many of you have also asked for copies of our prayer books. Our Buy One, Give One (BOGO) Prayer Book Campaign is a way to meet both needs! In addition, if you wish to donate prayer books without purchasing them, you may do so as well. For more information or to place your order, click here.
Membership Renewal and Registration
To renew your 2017-2018 Beth Shalom Membership and/or to enroll your children in our religious school and in our youth group, click on the link below. If you have questions or if you prefer to renew using paper forms, please contact the office.