Whether you envision your shul as a place for praying, learning, building relationships or giving expression to loving kindness, we invite you to step outside your day-to-day experience and explore the inside of Beth Sholom.
In times of celebration and in times of need, the Beth Sholom family — our clergy, professional staff, lay leaders and members — are here for support and guidance. We welcome families, couples, singles, students and retirees to a warm and friendly shul, where traditional practice meets modern scholarship, and where our members enjoy the richness of Jewish life. We invite you to become a member of our Beth Sholom family.
- We put the Shabbat back in Saturday once a month with Shabbat Beth Sholom — no experience necessary! Schmooze and learn the parsha with Rabbi Flanzraich over coffee, and then join us for a spiritually uplifting service, traditional davening or a mindfulness minyan. Every Shabbat following services, we meet old friends and find new ones at the Congregational Kiddush.
- Our vibrant, thriving community expresses their commitment to volunteerism and social action each week through our member-run Kosher Food Bank, while others take shifts helping and serving guests with Out of the Cold, our member-run program for the homeless from January through March.
- Chai Society brings the personal touch and contributes to a more meaningful lifestyle for our members 65 and older. With ruach (spirit) and camaraderie, they enjoy programs that are social, educational, cultural, recreational, entertaining and thought provoking.
- Our recently revitalized Sisterhood is building a strong sense of community and an enhanced enjoyment of our shul among the women of Beth Sholom, offering opportunities to get involved, as well as fresh, new programming and events reflective of their interests.
- Our shinshinim (young Israeli emissaries) bring a living connection with Israel to our programming, our members and our member families who host them each year. Peace of Mind, a program assisting Israeli soldiers in making a smooth transition back to civilian life, offers a rewarding experience for our host families and the Beth Sholom family as a whole.
- Our youth, 5 through 13, experience the same sense of community and spirituality in our Junior Minyan. In a setting designed to encourage friendships, camaraderie and fun, they learn to lead songs and learn to daven with our Junior Minyan leader. Taking on Rabbi Flanzraich in hockey and rock climbing or participating in our youth programming are other ways our children join in the fun while creating lasting friendships and growing as Jewish individuals.
- The High Holy Days bring us together in our entirety. Admittance to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services is by ticket only and there is reserved seating for members. With multiple services and special guest clergy, the High Holy Days are always a powerful and moving experience at Beth Sholom.
- A devoted group of our members ensure our daily minyan serves our rookies and pros, and is a place of support and comfort for those saying Kaddish. Affectionately and respectfully known as The Minyannaires, they organize a regular schedule of dinner and programs following the evening minyan, as well as the popular Let's Talk Trope program.
- Regardless of your age or knowledge level, there is a path to grow at Beth Sholom. With adult education and the study of the Torah we deepen our appreciation for all aspects of Jewish life, and with family and bar/bat mitzvah programs we assist our children in being proud, knowledgeable Jews who will be able to raise their own children Jewishly.
- Our members and staff can tell you — we can always use expertise and it seems there can never be too many hands. Bring a little or a lot of both to any aspect of the shul that interests you. Our members drive our programs, and we’re big fans of trying something new, so share your ideas and feedback too.