Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Book Group Lineup, Fall 2018

Jules Pascin's Girl in Green Reading
Jewish Artist Jules Pascin's
Girl in Green Reading, 1917
Beth Shalom Book group met on Sunday, June 24, and chose the following books to be read in this order:

  1. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. This is a historical novel "seeped in today as well as the seventeenth century in England and Jewish London."

    We will meet to discuss this book on Sun, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at the synagogue.
  2. Eternal Life by Dara Horn
    Meeting TBA
  3. The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
    Meeting TBA
  4. Memento Park by Mark Sarvas
    Meeting TBA

The later books are not set in stone. If another one comes up, we are flexible and can change the selection.

Even if you haven’t ever come, we hope you all can join us!

The Weight of ink by Rachel KadishEternal Life by Dara HornThe Orphan's Tale by Pam JenoffMemento Park by Mark Sarvas

Monday, May 14, 2018

Annual Meeting and Shavuot Celebration (Sun, May 20)

Words "don't forget" on stone
Source: Dave Sandford (via Flickr), CC BY-NC 2.0.
On Sunday, May 20, we will have our annual meeting, followed by a celebration of Shavuot.

3:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting
~4:00 p.m. - Shavuot Celebration

At our celebration, we will read the Book of Ruth. Bring a dessert if you would like!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Jewish Americana Musician Joe Buchanan (Sat, May 12)

Musician Joe Buchanan
Join us for an evening with Jewish Americana musician 
Joe Buchanan.

Saturday, May 12, at 7:30
Congregation Beth Shalom

Gather up with good friends, say goodbye to Shabbat, and start your week with song & spirit! 

The concert is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

A blend of southern soul and country charm, Joe's music is grounded in the belief that there is always more room at the table. Since joining the tribe five years ago, he has led Shabbat services, concerts, and workshops on choosing to be chosen in communities across the United States. He's the host of Jewish Rock Radio's Emerging Artist Showcase and has been featured at numerous festivals and conferences. His first album, Unbroken, is available everywhere. 

Another proud presentation of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life.
For more information: 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Havdalah and Israeli Independence Day Celebration (Sat, 4/21)

Join us for Havdalah and a celebration of Israeli Independence Day!

Bring a dessert to share (parve or dairy).

We’ll gather beginning at 6:30, and Havdalah will start at about 7:15.

We’ll have guitars, singing, and maybe even s’mores!
Israeli flag
Israeli Flag. Ishai Parasol. CC BY-SA 2.0. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Inspiring Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Program (Wed, Apr 11)

Guitar Strings
Guitar strings, Роман Карчмитович.  CC-BY-NC 2.0.
Join us on April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

We will mark Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with an inspiring program.

We will have live music and more--an inspiring event. Please come.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Beth Shalom Passover Seder (Tue, Apr 3)

Passover Seder with Rabbi Dreffin

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Women's Club of Auburn
712 Sanders Street, Auburn, AL 36830

$15 per member
$25 per non-member
$5 per child 5–12 (under 5 free)
$30 per family

Please RSVP to

*Make checks payable to Beth Shalom. Bring to Seder or mail to Mike F.

– Contact us at the email above for full mailing details.

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