We are very glad to welcome you to B'nai Sholom, a place Reform Jews and their families -- of whatever backgrounds -- can truly call "home."
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15-3:00. The office is closed on Tuesdays (Wednesdays in January and February).
Rabbi Don Cashman, the officers, trustees, and members of B'nai Sholom
The special character of the Land of Israel and the unique relationship of the Jews to that Land loom large in Jewish thought. But what are the sources that make the bond so special? Rabbi Cashman tackles this question in a new class meeting 7:30 p.m. On Mondays, beginning November 3. Details
We love our Sukkots and Rosh Hashanah luncheons, but we don't have many photos of congregants enjoying the food and fellowship that only happens once a year.
Thanks to the photographers among us (with a shoutout to Fran Sinkoff!) who came through with pictures from the wonderful Rosh Hashanah luncheons arranged by the Membership Committee, spearheaded by Terry Royne & Bettina Stoller. And thanks to those who hosted. Smiles were bountiful, along with terrific food. The New Year certainly started off sweetly.
New “Bible As Literature” Course Kicks Off September 8
Congregant and distinguished teacher Fran Berg invites adult learners to explore The Bible As Literature, for eight Monday evenings, beginning September 8. The class will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Examining passages in the Bible that “illuminate the human experience,” Berg and the class will look through the critical lens of contemporary literary interpretation. “We will consider Biblical examples of stories with heroes; comedy and tragedy, and lyric poetry,” Berg explains. The course will culminate in conversation about unifying themes.
Fran Berg holds a BA from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s degree in English literature from SUNY Albany. She has 35 years of experience teaching English literature in the Albany and Rensselaer school systems, where she received multiple awards and student acclamations.
Suggested (not required!) reading: How to Read the Bible as Literature…and Get More Out Of It, by Leland Ryken.