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

We are excited to announce that Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Israel have overwhelmingly agreed, by vote of both congregations, to unify. 

This is an amazing moment of transition for the Baton Rouge Jewish community, and now the hard work really begins.

The unification of the two congregations will become effective January 1, 2022, We will continue to have shared worship and programs, in addition to the joint religious school, as the new congregation is created.

Coming Up Soon

  1. Fri 22

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Fri 22
  3. Sat 23

    Covenant & Conversations

    Oct 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  4. Sat 23

    Shacharit Shabbat

    Oct 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Fri 29

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  6. Fri 29

Latest News

  • Familiar faces: A TBR Oral History with Julie Hoffman
    October 17, 2021
    Beth Shalom congregant Julie Hoffman is featured on the Together Baton Rouge website as part of its Familiar Faces series.  Familiar faces: A TBR Oral History with Julie Hoffman posted by PHILLIP NORMAN September 10, 2021 Julie Hoffman is a longtime member of Beth Shalom Synagogue. Her parents, Paula and Harvey, were major leaders in the
  • Shared Shabbat
    October 17, 2021
    Our next Shared Kabbalat Shabbat OCTOBER 29 6 PM at Congregation B’nai Israel Shared Shabbat Morning Torah Study & Service on OCTOBER 30 10 AM at Congregation B’nai
  • Rabbi’s Blog | The Essence of Cheshvan
    October 17, 2021
    After the marathon of Holy Days, Festivals, and Holidays in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, we now come to the month of Cheshvan which begins today. This month is also known as Mar-Cheshvan – the bitterness of Cheshvan—for a number of reasons: there are no holidays or festivals (besides Shabbat) to make the month a
  • Beth Shalom Book Club
    October 15, 2021
    Next Book Club SUNDAY | OCTOBER 17 | 3 PM The Jewish Book Club will meet on Sunday, October 17, at 3 p.m.  We will discuss Morningside Heights, a new novel by Joshua Henkin.  This is a sweeping novel about a marriage surviving hardship.  It is about the things we give up in the face of adversity and how we survive

  • September 24, 2021
    Refugees often arrive in the United States with very little. This is no different for the estimated 50,000 – 65,000 evacuees that have had to flee their home in Afghanistan for a safer life. Louisiana is receiving 59 evacuees; 49 are coming to the Baton Rouge area and 10 are going to New Orleans. The
  • Jewish Book Club
    September 24, 2021
    The Jewish Book Club will meet on Sunday, October 17, at 3 p.m.  We will discuss Morningside Heights, a new novel by Joshua Henkin.  This is a sweeping novel about a marriage surviving hardship.  It is about the things we give up in the face of adversity and how we survive when life turns out in ways we never planned. Looking