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. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Musical Shabbat (Fri, Sep 23)

Join us for another musical Shabbat with vocal harmonies and guitar on Friday.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bagel "Brunch" (Sun. Aug 21, 1:00)

Join us for the Hillel/Community Bagel "Brunch".
Where: Beth Shalom
When: 1:00 on Sun, Aug 21
Who: Everyone! 
Help us welcome (and welcome back) this year's Hillel students, and enjoy a nosh.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Musical Shabbat (Fri, Aug 19)

Join us for another wonderful musical Shabbat with vocal harmonies and guitar from one of our favorite duos!

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Services with ISJL's Becca Rosenthal (Fri, Aug 12)

Join us at 7:00 for services led by Becca Rosenthal. We expect that Becca will bring her guitar for accompaniment.

Becca is an Education Fellow who has been with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) since 2015. You can read articles by Becca on My Jewish Learning.

Image used with permission from the ISJL.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Religious School Parent Orientation (Sun, Aug 14)

Join us for the Religious School Parent Orientation at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 14.

If you haven't yet submitted your registration form, please bring it with you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Musical Shabbat (Fri, July 29)

Don’t miss a wonderful musical Shabbat with vocal harmonies and guitar from one of our favorite duos.

Friday, July 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Bring Children, Bring Friends, Bring Yourselves

Beth Shalom is a welcoming, egalitarian congregation located at 134 S. Cary Drive. Established in 1990, Beth Shalom is the only organized Jewish congregation in East Alabama. Although the congregation is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, our goal is to support the Jewish traditions of all. For more information about the synagogue or on becoming a member, contact our co-presidents Paula and Courtney.