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  • High Holy Day Schedule
    August 29, 2018
    5779 is almost here! Check out the schedule for all High Holy Day services and celebrations. We need your help in making the High Holy Days even more holy with the addition of our High Holy Day Cantor. Find out how you can help here.
  • High Holy Day Cantor
    August 29, 2018
    This is hard to believe but High Holidays are right around the corner! To fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah, beautifying the commandment, we will be bringing in Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser from Atlanta to lead our community in song. We can’t bring her in without your help though. If you would like to help make
  • Shabbat Celebration and Dinner in Honor of Dottie Smith
    July 20, 2018
    Come celebrate the career of Dottie Smith, Director of the Rayner Center, upon her retirement after three decades of service with a Shabbat Celebration and Dinner! 6 p.m. August 3,
  • BSS Book Club!
    June 20, 2018
    Jewish Journeys has partnered with the Jewish Book Council’s National Jewish Book Clubs to launch Beth Shalom Synagogue’s Book Club. Our book club will be a space dedicated to social, educational, and cultural enrichment through reading and discussion of contemporary books that span the Jewish world. Contact Galia Betech for more information. Upcoming Dates: Oct. 13 –
  • BSS in Israel Blog
    May 27, 2018
    Part 1: Rachel Hausmann DAY 1 Yoav, our guide, and Moshe, our driver, welcomed us to Israel on Shabbat afternoon. After a Shehecheyanu moment (from a beautiful spot in Jaffa) overlooking the Mediterranean, we had dinner and Havdalah at a lovely outdoor restaurant — sans the Louisiana humidity and mosquitos! Just before we checked into
  • NECHAMA in Puerto Rico
    January 20, 2018
    NECHAMA is on the ground in Puerto Rico assisting in their recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria and needs our help. NECHAMA has surpassed their original goal of $75,000 and have raised it to $150,000 to keep the operation functioning. Every dollar counts so be sure to donate
  • Yachad (Caring)
    December 4, 2017
    We all need a little extra help at some point in our lives. That is why Beth Shalom’s Caring Committee – YACHAD –  was created. YACHAD, the Hebrew word for TOGETHER, provides a framework for our Beth Shalom family to support each other during our times of need. To do this holy work, we depend
  • Welcoming the Stranger
    December 4, 2017
    Excerpt from The Advocate, Feb. 5, 2017 16 members of the Baton Rouge Federation of Temple Youth, which includes members from Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Israel, spent Sunday afternoon hanging out with five refugee teens and one child, painting nails, playing soccer, snacking, making crafts and laughing. The refugee children are originally from
  • BSS Honored for 30 Years in Interfaith Federation
    December 4, 2017
    Rabbi Natan Trief, Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade, director of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, and BSS President Dr. Mark Hausmann with the certificate Rev. McCullough-Bade presented to BSS Friday, Feb. 3. Beth Shalom was honored recently for 30 years of work with the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade, director of the