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Congregation Beth Shalom

Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

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    Richard Wolff, President

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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


Babysitting is now available at all Friday evenings services

Sweet Pea Festival

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Volunteers in short supply.

It takes a village and we need you to serve apple pie and ice cream at Beth Shalom’s booth at the Sweet Pea Festival the first weekend in August.

Please consider signing up for a shift. If you’ve already signed up but could work another shift, we need you. Sign up or double-check your volunteer slot here on our website. Or, call Brook Merrow, 599-8848, or Carolyn Eagle, 282-3197. THANK YOU.

We especially need help on these shifts:

  • Thu, 7/31 – 11am setup
  • Fri, 8/1 – 3:30-7pm and 7-10pm
  • Sat, 8/2 – 7:30-1:30pm
  • Sun 8/3 – 1:30-4pm (only 3 are currently signed up)

Tisha b’Av Observance

Monday, August 4, at 8:00 pm

Temple DestrucationOur community will gather for Erev Tisha b’Av, the day associated with the destruction of the First and second Temples leading to exile, but which has come to focus on our personal exile and the needs to restore ourselves. This is an important evening to attend, a crucial aspect of the spiritual/historical cycle of the Jewish year, which will then move on to reconciliation and ultimately, the High holidays.

Friday Night Live

Friday, August 8, at 6:00 pm

InstrumentsJoin us for our enormously popular Friday Night Live! Lively and joyful musical service led by Josh Burnim, Edis Kittrell, our High Holiday musicians, sax/clarinet, piano, flute, cello, and much more.  This service will move anyone who loves music.

Kids’ Summer Camp

Monday-Friday, August 25-29

Kids_CampIn coordination with the Israeli group Soul Train, this year’s annual week-long summer camp will be held August 25-29 for grades 1-7. Contact Amy Keefer at to sign up.

Anna Eby Becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, August 30, at 10:00 am

Anna EbyJoin us for Saturday morning worship at this special service (held at the 1915 Barn on Johnson Road) where Anna Eby will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah.  Please RSVP to Gail Gettler at so they know how many to expect for lunch.

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!

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

Thursday, September 25
Rosh Hashanah, 10:00 am
Tashlich Service (location TBA), 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.

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
                                                           Yizkor & Neila, 5:00 pm
                                                           Break the Fast (Dairy Pot Luck), 6:30 pm

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