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.
Simchat Torah & Kindergarten Consecration Shabbat: Friday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Smith Bat Mitzvah: Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 a.m.
Tot Shabbat: Friday, October 16, at 6:00 p.m.
Board Installation Shabbat: Friday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Perlman Bat Mitzvah: Saturday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us for our popular Bagels & Talmud on Thursday, October 8, at 11:45 a.m. at the IHOP on Kildaire Farm Rd. All are welcome!
The Men’s Club Breakfast on Sunday, October 11, at 9:00 a.m. will feature Barry Mowbray, the Regional Manager of the SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) Division of the N.C. Department of Insurance. All are welcome! Please RSVP by clicking on the Signup Genius.
Our fall social, WAM: Beth Shalom’s Fall Bash, is on Saturday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Havdallah and then enjoy a wine tasting paired with various chocolate and cheeses. Afterward, nosh on appetizers from Neomonde, enjoy our silent auction, have a drink from the cash bar, and laugh with friends! You will also be treated to the live music of Mysti Mayhem and our own Elana Scheiner! Please RSVP to the electronic invitation sent to you. If you did not receive one, please contact the office. To hear clips of their performances, click below.
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Attention Members! Please complete the Member Information Form and return it to the office. It is important that we have your current contact information. Thank you!
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 to do, which, as will come as no surprise to you, is to share my love and passion for Judaism with others. With that in mind, I will be offering two things as part of the silent auction at WAM at Beth Shalom on November 7th: a Shabbat Dinner for up to 6 people at my home and a Challah Baking Workshop at your home for up to 10 people.
What can you offer? I mentioned this to a mom and teen at Beth Shalom last night and the teen said that her passion is skating. The mom offered to pay … 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 that would be fun for our members/families while also greatly contributing to temporary efforts to beautify our campus. Some thoughts along this line might be:
Each island could be adopted by one, or more, members/families. The island parents would check on their island periodically, primarily to keep up with weeding, especially around bushes were spraying cannot be done.
The more ambitious adopting member/family might want to place plants in planters on their island. (Please, no ornamentals – pink flamingos are not kosher any way)!
Although the details remain to be completed, it seems like a great way to have fun while importantly helping … Read more about this post