Friday, August 11, 2017

Tot Shabbat with the ISJL Fellows (Fri, Aug 18)

children holding hands

Tot Shabbat!

When: Fri, August 18th, at 5:30 p.m.

(before regular services)

Who is leading: Our ISJL Fellows 

Meet the Fellows:

Harrison Bleiberg
Harrison Bleiberg grew up in Mountain Brook, Alabama and recently graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Jewish Studies and a minor in Mediterranean Archaeology. During his time at Emory University, Harrison was recognized for planning award winning service and educational programs serving the local community. Harrison has previously worked at Temple Emanuel in Birmingham, The Atlanta Jewish Academy, JScreen, and URJ Greene Family Camp where he spent over ten summers as a child. Harrison fell in love with youth leadership and Jewish education after working at Greene Family Camp and engaging with younger Boy Scouts as an Eagle Scout. As a lifelong Southerner and traveler, Harrison is excited to visit communities all across the South, and make new connections in the world of Jewish education!

Gabi Cohn
Gabi Cohn grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. She earned her Bachelors' Degrees in Psychology from Columbia University's School of General Studies and Modern Jewish Studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America's List College. During her time in New York, Gabi helped to create an Annual NYC-Wide Progressive College Student Shabbaton to bring together Jewish students from across universities to learn and pray together at HUC-JIR. She also worked to create JQ, a Jewish LGBTQA club through Columbia's Hillel. Off campus, Gabi taught Sing and Sign Mommy and Me classes around the city. She also worked as a development intern at VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired as part of a Fellowship in Jewish Social Entrepreneurship at JTS. Gabi spent ten years working at her synagogue's day camp as a counselor for kindergarteners and later program coordinator for preschool and kindergarten and supervisor of the extended day program. Gabi is excited to continue to serve as an Education Fellow and work with a wide variety of Southern Jewish communities.

Religious School Orientation and Blood Drive (Sun, Aug 13)

Religious School Orientation

Our parent orientation meeting will be 10 a.m. at Beth Shalom. We
welcome your involvement and suggestions and look forward to seeing all of you!

Please bring the registration form Mindy sent.

Blood Drive

Our blood drive will be 12 p.m. to about 2 p.m. Please come donate blood!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Life Cycle Service (Sat, May 13)

We are so pleased to have a significant life cycle service with Rabbi Jeremy Simons.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Annual Meeting, Special Service, and Awesome Oneg (Fri, May 5)

Mazel Tov on a scrollJoin us for a special Shabbat: Welcome the new board, celebrate our graduates, and enjoy goodies.

  • Attend a short Annual Meeting (before service)
  • Meet the new Beth Shalom board!
  • Show the incoming presidents your support!
  • Welcome Shabbat!
  • Ice cream bar & goodies baked by Shira’s mom!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shabbat of Strength and Unity (Fri, Apr 21)

Guitar strings, Роман Карчмитович.  CC-BY-NC 2.0.
Join our local musicians to welcome Shabbat together.

Bring Children
Bring Friends
Show up

"Come in," she said.
"I'll give ya shelter from the storm."
-Bob Dylan 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Community Seder with Rabbi Dreffin (Wed, Apr 12)

Red Barn on Donahue just past Samford.
Map at the bottom of the page.

Third night Seder at the Red Barn?!

Beth Shalom's community Passover Seder will be held on the third night of Passover—Wednesday, April 12—at the Red Barn on AU's campus.

This Seder will be part of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) Passover Pilgrimage.

Don't miss it!


Time: 5:30 p.m.
Leader: Rabbi Matt Dreffin of the ISJL.
Parking: Available on site.
Food drop-offs: Let Paula know if you are dropping off food.
       You can drop it off from 12:00 p.m. onward.
RSVP by Friday, April 7, if you plan to attend.

Cost of attendance

$25/person for non-members
$15/person for members (capped at $30 for member families)
$5/person for children ages 5-12/13
no charge for children under 5 years of age


Checks covering the cost of attending can be given to our treasurer, Scott, on the day of the Seder or mailed to the synagogue's PO Box:
Congregation Beth Shalom P.O. Box 1888 Auburn, AL 36831

Or bring up the map to the Red Barn in Google Maps.

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