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Congregation Beth Shalom

Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

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High Holidays 101, a Primer

Thursday, September 18, 5:30-7:00 pm

This one time session is aimed at the person who knows nothing or little about the High Holidays and would like to learn a bit so as to make the holidays more meaningful. We will discuss the basic ideas, the terms used, and how to bring meaning to the holidays.

Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, September 19, at 5:30

Family DinnerOur first family Shabbat dinner of the year.  We will bring in Shabbat together with traditional candle lighting, blessings, and maybe even a song or two.  This is geared for families with kids but show up anyway even if you don’t have kids.  Dinner is potluck – please bring a dairy or vegetarian dish (no meat) to share.  No previous experience required!

High Holidays Begin: Slichot

Saturday, September 20, at 8:30 pm

The first of the important High Holiday services is slichot (“forgive” or “pardon”), generally the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. Slichot starts out High Holiday juices flowing as we begin to think about personal forgiveness in a way that opens our hearts to the High Holidays which follow.  Decaf and danish will be served.

Rosh Hashanah

September 24, 25 & 26






Come celebrate the Jewish New Year with Bozeman’s Jewish community! ALL ARE WELCOME! No membership required!

Wednesday, September 24
Rosh Hashanah Evening, 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 25
Rosh Hashanah, 10:00 am
Tashlich Service (Hyalite Reservoir), 3:00 pm

Friday, September 26
Innovative 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service, 10:00 am

Shabbat Shuva & Yom Kippur Mikveh

Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am, at the Boiling River

Shabbat Shuva, the shabbat of Return, is the shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  We will have a brief shabbat morning chanting service at the Boiling River, just south of Gardener in Yellowstone National Park, followed by the purification in preparation for Yom Kippur with a mikveh.  Please join us for this special part of the High Holiday transformative experience.

We will carpool from the Temple, leaving at 8:00 am.

Gallatin Valley Interfaith Forum: Religion & Economics

Wednesday, October 1, at 11:30 am

Interfaith_ForumWhat do our traditions teach regarding the ex-change of goods, services, and money?

Panelists will speak to the contributions of their own traditions to the world community.  Join Rabbi Ed, Father Leo, Rev. Jody, Dr. Amin and invited guest Rev. Philip Zemke (Unity Church)   discuss issues on October’s topic, and take questions and answers.  Bring a brown bag lunch, if you wish.

Yom Kippur

October 3-4

2011-YK-childrens-service250x250The Sabbath of Sabbaths is once again upon us. It is our opportunity to reflect on our lives and our community. Join us to hear MSU Cello Professor Julia Cory play Kol Nidre, and Cantor Jessica Leash leaves us spellbound with her heart-piercing voice.

Friday, October 3
Kol Nidre, 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 4,  Yom Kippur Day:
Morning Service, 10:00 am
Children’s Service, 1:30 pm
Teaching/Discussion, 2:30 pm
Break the Fast (Dairy Pot Luck), 6:30 pm


Friday, October 10 at 5:30


Come wave the lulav and celebrate Sukkot together in the sukkah with a potluck (dairy) dinner. Please bring enough food to feed your’s and one other family.

Mystical Contemplative Chanting Service & Torah Study

Saturday, October 11, at 8:30 am

MandalaOur celebration of Shabbat continues at 8:30 am, with our monthly mystical contemplative chanting service.  This is a very simple service that anyone can catch on to in a few minutes. Torah Study will follow at 9:30 am with bagels, coffee, and great discussion as always!

High Holidays Conclude: Simchat Torah & Consecration of Kindergartners

Friday, October 17, at 5:30 pm

2012-10-Simchat-TorahOur amazing klezmer band will knock your socks off, so don’t miss the infrequent opportunity to hear great klezmer in Bozeman as we celebrate the start of the annual Torah cycle.  This is an especially kid friendly service, but folks of all ages will find it a powerful way to end the High Holidays and begin the new year .earnest.

Torah Study

Saturday, October 18, at 9:30 am

TorahCome join the always lively discussion. No experience required. Coffee, delicious bagels and other goodies are served.

Congregation Beth Shalom: Who Are We?

Beth Shalom is a Jewish community in Bozeman, Montana, which prays with joy and meaning, celebrates the history and traditions of Judaism, and cares and nurtures one another. We love to study and we offer many adult and child education opportunities.

We are committed to equal participation and status for men and women, those of all sexual orientations, and others who have been marginalized in Jewish life in the past. We welcome all Jews and interfaith families, at all stages of life. We strive to eliminate any conflict between Judaism and modernity, fully embracing science as consistent with our understanding of G!d and Jewish tradition.

We are involved in g’millut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) and tikun olam (repairing the world), engaging in social justice work throughout local and global communities. We are deeply committed to interfaith dialogue in which we understand that all religions offer access to G!d and spiritual growth through their respective traditions. And we embrace a global vision of the role of human beings and their individual spiritual paths in the transformation of our precious planet … read more