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Congregation Beth Shalom

Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

  • 2014-09 Taschlich Group

    2014-09 Taschlich Group

    Hyalite - Taschlich 2014

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    2014-09-12 Bertuch 60 anniversary 2

    Bertuch's 60th anniv. - Sept. 2014

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    2014-09 Taschlich Monty shofar

    Monty - Taschlich 2014

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    Yom Kippur 2014

  • Mitzvah Day 2014

    Mitzvah Day 2014

    Mitzvah Day 2014

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    Mitzvah Day 2014 - 3

    Mitzvah Day 2014

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    Mitzvah Day 2014 - 7

    Mitzvah Day 2014

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    B'not Mitzvah - June 2014

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    B'not Mitzvah - June 2014

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    Havdallah - June 2014

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    Richard Wolff, President

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    B'not Mitzvah - June 2014

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    Passover 2014

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    Passover 2014

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    Purim 2014

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    Shalom Kids, Feb 2014

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    Shalom Kids, Feb 2014

Shabbat Across Bozeman (Chavarah Shabbat)

Friday, May 1 at 6:00 pm

Shabbat begins with dinner at 6:00 pm at a home of your assigned chavarah (you will be invited soon) and continues with a communal dessert/oneg shabbat at Rabbi’s home at 8:00 pm.

First Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Study

Saturday, May 2
Service at 9:00 am | Torah Study at 9:30 am

TorahOur monthly shabbat traditional morning service (always on the first shabbat of the month) begins at 9:00 a.m., and is followed by Torah study at 9:30 a.m., with bagels, coffee and other goodies.  Come join the prayerful morning service and the always lively and interesting discussion at Torah study.

Gallatin Valley Interfaith Forum: The Future of Religion

Wednesday, May 6 at 11:30 am

Interfaith_ForumWill future generations still practice religions?

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 Bob Dabell (LDS Church) to discuss issues on May’s topic, and take questions and answers. Bring a brown bag lunch, if you wish.

Tikun Leyl Shavuot: An Afternoon of Blintzes, Cheesecake & Jewish Learning

Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 pm


The kabbalists instituted the Shavuot tradition of tikun leyl shavuot, the practice of staying up all night and learning.  We will begin at 2:00 pm and end well before midnight, mixing all sorts of Jewish learning with good food and good company. Please bring a salad or dairy dessert (especially blintzes or cheesecake!). RSVP here.

Hosted by Walt & Ruth Weissman at their home in Livingston.

A list of teachings will be posted here as soon as it is finalized.

Adult Learning: Jewish Movie, Pizza & Salad Night

June 3-July 15 at 6:30 pm at Rabbi Ed's home

Book Club

Friday, June 12th at 5:30 pm

Informal, Friendly and Fun!
Love to read and spend time with new friends?  Please come join us!

Our first book for discussion is Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Click here for a short description.)

We will meet at Janel and Richard’s home on Friday, June 12th, beginning at 5:30 pm.  We’ll combine it with a pot luck, so try to bring a dish that is somehow related to the book (no matter how crazy the stretch!).  We’ll start with informal book discussion and fun food, and see where the conversation takes us!

We’ll also develop a list of upcoming books, so please come with your ideas!

Please RSVP to Marilyn and John King at 522-0694.

MAJCO Shabbaton in Butte

June 26-28

Congregation B’nai Israel in Butte will host the Montana Association of Jewish Communities (MAJCO) annual Shabbaton weekend event June 26-28. We welcome Rabbi David Fine, the URJ Small Congregations Network Rabbinic Director, based in Seattle. Meet new and old friends in our extended Montana Jewish Community, experience quality Jewish educational programming, worship, eat, and have fun together, and strengthen your personal and communal Jewish experience. Blocks of rooms are reserved at two hotels. Mention “MAJCO/Congregation B’nai Israel” to get the following rates:

UPTOWN: Historic Finlen Hotel, 100 East Broadway, (406.723.5431) ($82 single; $92 double) (7 blocks from the synagogue).

ON THE FLATS: Best Western Plus Butte Plaza Inn, 2900 Harrison Avenue (406.494.3500). Flat Rate: $99 plus tax for 1-4 people.

Hadassah Auch Becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 am

Hadassah Auch NEWJoin us for Saturday morning worship at this special service where Hadassah Auch will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah.

Ellie Stern Becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 am

Ellie SternJoin us for Saturday morning worship at this special service where Ellie Stern will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah.

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