Sunday, March 31, 2019

Beth Shalom Passover Seder (Sat, Apr 20)

Seattle Seder by Quinn Norton
Photo courtesy of Quinn Norton, Flickr. CC BY-NC-2.0.

Passover Seder 2019
with Rabbi Dreffin

Time, Place, and Cost

Women's Club of Auburn
712 Sanders Street, Auburn, AL 36830
Saturday, April 20
5:30 p.m.

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

The costs will help cover the main dishes, the venue rental, etc. As in the past, side dishes will be potluck (meat or pareve only, with no chametz, please). Likely we will email a SignUpGenius link soon.

RSVPs and Payment

Please RSVP to

*Make checks payable to Beth Shalom.
Bring to the Seder or send by mail (details to come: probably mail to Scott Z.).

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

What is the "Community" in "Community Seder"?

This Seder, always a lovely event, brings together people from across our local Jewish community—including interfaith partners and family members, as well as students. As instructed, we celebrate our exodus from Egypt by observing the Pesach holiday. But also, we connect with friends and community.

Are you Jewish and new to the area? Seeking a welcoming egalitarian Jewish congregation? Looking for Jewish community? We would love to hear from you.

If, instead, you are looking for an educational Seder—a Seder for the broader community to learn about Passover—unfortunately, we likely cannot accommodate your needs at this time because of limited space.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Magical Purim Party Weekend with Rabbi Tamara Miller (beginning Fri, Mar 22)

Rabbi Tamara Miller is leading our Purim celebration Fri, Mar 22, through Sun, Mar 24.

Please join us for the fun and enlightenment!
Rabbi Tamara Miller
  • 7:00 p.m. — Friday Shabbat service
  • 9:00 a.m. — schmooze
  • 9:30 a.m. — Torah service;
    we need 10+ commitments for minyan
  • 10:15 a.m. — Torah study
  • 5:00 p.m. — dinner at Beth Shalom: Hogwarts House chicken; everyone is invited
    See Signup Genius (coming soon by email)
  • 6:00 p.m. — Purim Spiel
  • 6:15 p.m. — Megillah reading
  • 6:30 p.m. — Dessert (parve or dairy only) 
  • 7:00 p.m. — Havdalah service
  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — To the best of our knowledge, Rabbi Miller is visiting the religious school

About Rabbi Miller

Rabbi Miller is a vibrant and devoted rabbi with three decades of sharing Jewish wisdom in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

She received her ordination as a pluralistic rabbi at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City and now specializes in Jewish life cycle events and non-denominational, multi-faith spiritual counseling.

You are welcome to take a look at Rabbi Miller’s Spiritualetters blog. She looks forward to the opportunity to guide us on our spiritual journey.

This visit marks Rabbi Miller's third weekend with us. Please come to enjoy her singing, Torah reading, and spiritual leadership.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lee County Tornado Recovery

We are deeply saddened by the losses and devastation in Lee County. Our neighbors are hurting in unimaginable ways. The recovery process will take a long time and significant resources.

Please visit the Congregation Beth Shalom Facebook page for guidance on how to help. If you are on our email list, please check your email as well.

Thank you.