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.

Coming Up Soon

  1. Fri 18

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Sat 19

    Covenant & Conversations

    Jun 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. Sat 19

    Shacharit Shabbat – Zoom

    Jun 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Fri 25

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Sat 26

    Covenant & Conversations

    Jun 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  6. Sat 26

    Shacharit Shabbat – Zoom

    Jun 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Latest News

  • July Book Club | The Conversion
    June 11, 2021
    In July, the Jewish Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 25 at 3 pm 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, most of the Jews have converted to Christianity to improve career opportunities. Karl has converted, but a
  • Havdalah & a Movie | June 26
    June 11, 2021
    Havdalah & a Movie hosted by Savannah White & Lucas Bernard on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at Beth Shalom. Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe Popcorn & soft drinks provided, but feel free to bring your own snacks as
  • Ushers & Tech Support Needed
    June 11, 2021
    Please drop your name in this link if you are able to help on Friday evenings with ushering or helping to run our service streaming. Volunteers still needed for June Shabbatot. Please contact Zak Berkowitz if you can help with service streaming on Saturday morning or if you would like training so you can help. Email the office
  • Rabbi’s Blog | The Essence of Tammuz
    June 11, 2021
    Tammuz is the fourth month on the Jewish calendar, has 29 days, and is considered the saddest month on the Jewish calendar. Since the previous Hebrew month of Sivan has 30 days, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz is celebrated for two days: today (30 Sivan) and tomorrow (1 Tammuz). According to Sefer Yetzirah—the Book of Formation—each month
  • Our Current COVID Protocols
    June 10, 2021
    CURRENT COVID PROTOCOLS for Beth Shalom Synagogue   Mask wearing and social distancing are required in the building.   If you are ill, please stay home and access services and other programs on our BSS YouTube channel.  
  • Rabbi’s Blog | The Power of the Tallit
    June 3, 2021
    At the very end of this week’s Torah portion – Shelach Lekhah—we read: “Adonai said to Moses as follows: Speak to the Israelite people and instruct them to make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments throughout the ages; let them attach a cord of blue to the fringe at each corner. That