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Shalom from Rabbi Kula
October 25, 2019 - 26 Tishrei, 5780
Shalom Beth Shalom and Friends!
We are a strong and vibrant community because of each person who's part of it. Now that the High Holiday season is officially over, we want to thank everyone who helped make it so joyful, meaningful, organized, and delicious:
Randi Levin, Brenda Spangler, Richard Wolff & Janel Cariño, Sara & Sam Schwerin, Dan Lourie, Lori Rosolowsky, Cassie Colombo & Seth Cooper, Susie Becker, Emily Narrow & Andrew Testerman, Ashley & Mike Mansfield, Bess Harris, Debra Kreindler, Suzanne Winchester, Rhoda Sue & Henri Bertuch, Ellen Ornitz, Fred & Jane Leopold, Jake & Kama Werner, Dennis Aig, Jim & Linda Nallick, Kris Godlewski, Hy Adelman, Bruce Jacobs, Barbara do Amaral, Rabbi Ed Stafman, Benji Nallick, Kyle Sorenson, Franke Wilmer, Stephen Guggenheim, Lisa Mueller, Mike Zell, Nomi Friedman, Maya Keefer, and Irene Grimberg.
We also would like to extend a special thank-you to Lisa Roots, our Administrator, for going above and beyond in assisting with High Holiday preparation.
Though this batch of holidays has passed, we still have lots going on at Beth Shalom, and lots of ways to be involved. Let us know if you're interested in being part of a committee, helping to organize or volunteer for our booth at the Christmas Stroll, or sponsoring an upcoming oneg (light reception after services). Let's keep the momentum going as we gather on Friday, November 1st at 6pm to celebrate Shabbat!
L'hit'ra'ot - see you soon,
Amber Ikeman, Cantorial Soloist/Program Director
Check out this video from our Simchat Torah celebration, featuring musicians Megan and Quarney Ali, and dancers Charlotte and Asher Kula! Thanks to Coreen Duffy for filming!
► We are excited to institute the new URJ High Holiday prayer book called Mishkan HaNefesh - Sanctuary of the Soul. Congregations around the country are embracing this new edition of our ancient prayers blended with contemporary insights. You are invited to be part of this project as we are offering the opportunity for you to dedicate a prayer book in honor of a milestone, birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or wedding, or in memory of a loved one. Your prayer book dedication will offset the cost of providing these books for Beth Shalom. A bookplate with your name will be placed inside the two-volume set for a tax-deductible contribution of $50. You can download the order form here.
► Here's an easy way to support Beth Shalom: shop on Amazon! When you want to order something, first visit smile.amazon.com, then select "Congregation Beth Shalom, Bozeman" as the organization you want to support. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to us. Thanks!
► Do you or someone you care about have a birthday, anniversary, or milestone approaching? We have opportunities for you to sponsor an upcoming Shabbat oneg (light reception) in someone's honor on November 1st, December 13th, and January 10th (plus more in the new year). Oneg sponsors bring a challah, bottle of wine, and some snacks of their choice to share with the congregation after services. Email Amber if you're interested!
Come nosh and schmooze at “Beth Shalom’s Hanukkah Treats“ booth at the Christmas Stroll! This is our first year participating in the stroll, and we will be selling latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) at our booth in front of Girls Outdoors, 1 E. Main Street, on Saturday, Dec 7 from 4:30-7:30pm (or until we sell out!). It’s a great way for us to participate in this Bozeman tradition, and share some of our favorite holiday foods with the community. All proceeds benefit Congregation Beth Shalom.
Sign up here to volunteer as a server, cashier, grill master, or to help with set-up.
Letter from Rabbi Kula
Mazel Tov on uniting as Rabbi and community.
I am honored and delighted to join the Congregation Beth Shalom family and Bozeman community. These are exciting and challenging times. Let us take care of ourselves and others, nurture our relationships, and tap into profound Jewish wisdom. We will then surely thrive and be blessed.
L’heetraot- I look forward to seeing you soon!
Rabbi Mark H. Kula
Learn more about Rabbi Kula here.
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Congregation Beth Shalom is a place where affiliates of all ages come together to be a learning and spiritual community who joyfully pray together and celebrate Jewish history and tradition. We cultivate in our affiliates a lifelong connection to Judaism through the lens of the Reform and Renewal movements.