Friday, February 17, 2017

Rabbi Jeremy Simons will lead a special service (Fri, Oct 17)

Please join Rabbi Jeremy Simons from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life and the community for services.

We will have a special Shabbat service honoring a momentous lifecycle event for a congregant.

Don't miss this time to come together and celebrate!

Special Oneg to follow.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Musical Shabbat of Peace on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss a wonderful musical Shabbat.

Special focus on PEACE.

Bring children.
Bring friends.
Bring yourselves.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Patty Packs: A project of love

"Thank you to everyone who contributed items for the 'Patty Packs' for the women at local Veteran Administration Hospitals. In late fall, seventy-two 'Patty Packs' were delivered to VA hospitals in Tuskegee, Columbus and Atlanta. 

"We are sad to report that Patty, who was a veteran and the inspiration for the packs, passed away in October. Patty was the sister of our Jackie..., and we offer our condolences.

"In Patty’s memory, Auburn Hadassah will continue to collect toiletries and hygiene items since they are greatly needed and appreciated."

-from our newsletter

To contribute to our next round of Patty Packs, please add to the basket at the synagogue.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Eric and Happie will lead services on Sukkot (Fri, Oct 21)

Join Eric and Happie for music-filled Sukkot services at Beth Shalom!

   4:30: Children's service

   7:00: Full Shabbat service,
            & blessings in the sukkah

Check out more of their music on their official website:

Or go to
iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud,
or (music and ability to purchase album)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Come build the sukkah! (Sun, Oct 16)

Join us as we build the community sukkah.

When: 3:00, Sun, Oct 16

As John Heywood wrote, "Many hands make light work."

Children can make decorations, and everyone can contribute to the mitzvah of building and dwelling in the sukkah.

We hear rumors of pizza and ice cream.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Summer Camps: Register A.S.A.P.!

From the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama: 

Why is now the time to register for summer camps 2017? Because early bird discounts will end soon! 

You want to apply for all the scholarship your camp has available before the deadline. Some are income dependent and some are for first year campers. Apply to ALL possible funding sources. 

Your camp can assist you in locating scholarship. Many scholarships are only available until the funds have been distributed. Get your Forms now.

Camp beds are filling fast this year. One of our camps had more beds filled by September 5th for 2017 than attended that camp three years ago. Thus your preferred session may have waiting list.

The Jewish Federation of Central Alabama makes overnight summer camp experience available to local Jewish families and youth. Each child of a member(s) of JFCA shall be eligible for these grants to offset the registrations fees required to attend overnight Jewish youth camps of all grades. Priority will be given to first time campers.

This year the Goldring Family Foundation has an incentive grant of up to $1,500 for first time campers living in central Alabama currently in grade 1-9. Yes, you may be eligible for both.

Contact the Federation for more information as soon as you register for camp. You can also ask for someone to contact via the synagogue. 

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