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."
Please join in our worship, our studying, our celebrations. We look forward to getting to know you. Please call us at 518/482-5283, or e-mail us at
. Or get in touch with our Membership Co-chairs, Hana Zima, at
or Ron Royne, at
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
With each showing, a discussion will be led by Dr. Richard Propp and attorney Steven Klein. This is an opportunity for a B'nai Sholom community-wide dialogue on a topic of importance to our region and our whole nation. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
B’nai Sholom’s Tu Bish’vat Seder combines a ritual meal of the seven species of the land of Israel (providing a full nutritious vegetarian meal), the Kabbalistic varieties of fruits which represent the levels of Creation, passages from the Bible and other Jewish literature about trees and fruit. There is singing and four cups of wine! This year our seder will be on:
January 15, 2014
6:00 pm (until about 7:30 pm)
Reservations, with payment, are required by January 6, 2014
==> Registration Form <==
All Religious School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah students
may count this as one of their service requirements.
Teacher extraordinaire Carol Smith will help adults on their way to conquering the Aleph-Bet in her "Beginning Hebrew" class, offered Sunday mornings beginning September 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 at the synagogue. The course will cover the names and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet, and offer lots of practice reading. The class is geared toward beginning Hebrew readers, but it also is appropriate for anyone who wants to brush up on reading skills. Carol has a knack for making sure her students feel comfortable, even when the difficulties of learning Hebrew as an adult seem daunting. Her students leave with smiles on their faces.
Fee for the course is $45 ($30 for B'nai Sholom members) plus cost of the required textbook. Registration for the class is required. B'nai Sholom will offer the course only if three or more students are registered.
Fundraising for B'nai Sholom is easy, painless, and -- best of all -- FREE. Pre-paid grocery cards from Hannaford and ShopRite, and Internet shopping through our web page portal both net funds for the congregation, with no surcharge for shoppers. What's not to love? Further Information..
Aided by scholarships from B'nai Sholom, eight students attended summer camp or Israel experiences this year, and are reporting to the congregation on their adventures. Partly funded by Israel bonds purchased on behalf of B'nai Sholom, the scholarships help young people from the congregation relate more personally to contemporary Judaism. Shaina Degrout-Elias, who joined a Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) trip to Israel, described her experiences at Rosh Hashanah services. She was moved by the experience, and the congregation was pleased to share it with her.