Shabbat Services Schedule

Friday, 6:30 p.m., in-person and on BSS YouTube
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in-person and on BSS YouTube

Let Us Show Off Our Audacious Hospitality

Shabbat Services Schedule
Friday, 6:30 p.m., in-person and on BSS YouTube
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in-person and on BSS YouTube
Shabbat Services Schedule

Friday, 6:30 p.m., in-person and on BSS YouTube
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in-person and on BSS YouTube

Let Us Show Off Our Audacious Hospitality

Shabbat Services Schedule
Friday, 6:30 p.m., in-person and on BSS YouTube
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. in-person and on BSS YouTube

Toward a Strong Reform Jewish Future for Baton Rouge

Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Israel are currently engaged in discussions regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Jewish community and possible unification of our two congregations.

Click below to get answers to your questions and see available documents and information.

Beth Shalom will vote on unification on Sunday, Aug. 22. See your bulletin for more information.

Coming Up Soon

  1. Fri 30

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Fri 30
  3. Sat 31

    Covenant & Conversations

    Jul 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  4. Sat 31

    Shacharit Shabbat

    Jul 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Fri 06

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Aug 06 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  6. Fri 06

Latest News

  • Jewish Book Club to meet July 25 & Aug. 15
    July 15, 2021
    The Jewish Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom to discuss The Conversion, by Aharon Appelfeld.  The novel takes place two generations before the Holocaust in Austria.  In the city where the story takes place, must of the Jews have converted to Christianity to improve career opportunities. Karl has converted, but
  • Rabbi’s Blog | Tisha B’Av: A Time to Mourn and to Re-Build
    July 15, 2021
    On this holy and solemn day, we remember and mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples (586 B.C.E. and 70 C.E., respectively). It is also a time to experience communal grief for other Jewish tragedies and to reflect on our own personal losses and grief. Although we may not feel in physical exile,
  • COVID-19 Protocols | Safely Reopening
    July 8, 2021
    COVID Precautions & Protocols for Reopening Beth Shalom Synagogue as of July 8, 2021  The Talmud states: Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh (Shevuot 39a) — all of Israel (i.e. all Jews) are responsible for each other. Beth Shalom Synagogue takes this responsibility seriously. Therefore, our reopening policies are informed by Jewish values and best medical practices. One
  • Save the Date | JSEC Meetings
    July 8, 2021
      — MEMBERS — MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE IMPORTANT JSEC MEETINGS BSS Membership Unification Discussion – July 11 | Sunday | 10 AM and for the BSS Membership Unification Vote – August 22 | Sunday | Time TBD To keep up to date on the ongoing process of exploring our community unification, click here for the
  • Rabbi’s Blog | Re-Openings: Caring for One Another
    July 8, 2021
    As Beth Shalom offers more in-person options for Services and meetings, I feel the need to emphasize that safety and caring for one another is a top priority. For safety, we all know that masks and social distancing by unvaccinated teens and adults is important. We also know that some teens and adults can’t wear
  • Rayner Center Fundraiser
    July 7, 2021
    The Rayner Early Learning Center is raising funds! If you would like to shop for a good cause, please visit www.charestonwrapstore.com. Select Shop Now, then put in code 22682 and select Next. The Alfred G Rayner Learning Center address should appear. Next select Shop! The fundraiser ends Aug. 23,