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: By Appointment Only. Please call.
Rabbi Don Cashman, the officers, trustees, and members of B'nai Sholom
Have you always wanted to learn to speak Yiddish? Or add to your Yiddish skills? Two classes start Wednesday, December 3 at B'nai Sholom. Intermediate Yiddish is held 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Beginning Yiddish starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
Dear fellow B’nai Sholom congregants,
I really should begin this thank you note with a different salutation…Dear B’nai Sholom friends. I want to thank everyone for the lovely oneg following Shabbat Hanukkah services and all the tributes and kind words. I shall treasure my special “kippot” and will need to ask the Rabbi what the correct Hebrew word is for the pom-pom on top! The necklace is beautiful and I shall wear it with pride and remembrance. I am still glowing from the warmth in the room…and not just from the Hanukkah candles.
As I saidat the oneg, I have too many words to say about B’nai Sholom, my fellow congregants and the past twenty-two years, and so I will say only a few:
I have been most fortunate to work among friends. In Ecclesiastes chapter 4, verses 9 & 10 it says:
“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up her fellow; but woe to her that is alone when she falls, for she has not another to lift her up.”
For twenty-two years you ALL have lifted me up. Thank you.
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:
February 3, 2015
6:00 pm (until about 7:30 pm)
Reservations, with payment, are required by January 23, 2015
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All Religious School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah students
may count this as one of their service requirements.
Parents may submit completed application forms for scholarships to help pay for their children's attendance at a Jewish summer camp (up to age 14) and Israel trips for their high-school-age children, until January 31. Scholarship recipients agree to write an essay for the Bulletin, and must be attending religious school. Find the Scholarship Application Form here.
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.
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..