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.
Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, Apr. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Our own Scott Blumenthal will discuss his book, The Kiss.
Shabbat Evening Service: Yom Hashoah service on Friday, Apr. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Happy Passover! Enjoy this time with your family and friends.
Join us on a Tikkun Olam service trip to Guatemala with our own Rabbi Edery from June 15 to June 26. To learn more about the details of the trip, please read the itinerary. We are working with Barbara Muffoletto and Andrew Herrera from Curamericas Global, a non-profit organization in Raleigh, that partners with under-served communities to make sustainable improvements in their health and well-being. To learn more about their work in different countries, click here or visit their website. All adults are welcome on this trip. Teens who are 16 years of age and older may participate without a parent present but under the guidance of Rabbi Edery. Teens ages 13 to 15 must be accompanied by one or more parents. To register, complete the International Volunteer Participation Form for each member of your family who will go by April 15.
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.
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!