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Welcome to Congregation Beth Shalom! While we are all dealing the pandemic, we are committed to remaining connected as a community. Reach out to us and we will continue to stay in touch with you. For the time being, we will connect online, and we know that in the near future we will celebrate as a Jewish community in person.

We are grateful to all who joined us for our online High Holiday services. Check out Yellowstone Public Radio's article about our services, featuring comments from our Board Member Randi Levin and Rabbi Kula.

Operating Protocols as of May 13, 2020, revisited October 1, 2020

  • The temple plans to continue virtual services and events for the foreseeable future under Phase 1 and 2 of the Governor’s reopening plans. This policy will be re-evaluated as the situation evolves.
  • Staff is permitted to work in the temple building, or continue to work remotely, as they deem appropriate.
  • Usage of the building by affiliates is to be limited. If an affiliate needs to use the building to meet with staff or to conduct other temple business, they must obtain prior authorization from Rabbi Mark Kula or Lisa Roots. No more than 10 people may be present in the temple at any given time, and 6 feet of social distance must be maintained between each person. We also require the use of facial masks if any individuals plan to interact in-person with other individuals while in the temple building.
  • Lisa Roots is maintaining a Google Doc to track the plans and actions of any building users. If anyone plans to go to the temple, they should obtain the requisite authorization and contact Lisa Roots at 406-556-0528 or administrator@bethshalombozeman.org to let Lisa know when they will be there, and what areas of the temple they plan to utilize. Cleaning supplies are available in the foyer of the temple. Immediately prior to exiting the temple, the building user (or the last building user if a group of 10 or less is present) should disinfect any surfaces that they touched during their visit, and use a wipe or paper towel sprayed with disinfectant to open the door to exit the building. Upon exiting, the building user should confirm to Lisa that this cleaning was done.

Thank you.

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Shalom from Rabbi Kula

February 8, 2021 – 26 Shevat, 5781– Mishpatim – Mitzvot Assuring a Better Society.

Shalom, Beth Shalom and Friends!

The warmth of our community celebrating Shabbat, learning Torah and sharing kindness dispels any deep cold outside. In this week’s Torah portion of Mishpateem- (These are) the Laws, we see a litany of Mitzvot, commandments, offering guidance and structure to establish and maintain a better society. Numerous interpersonal laws are stipulated from the treatment of workers to the exhibition of kindness to strangers. Lessons in the sacredness of time and earth, are promoted with the list of Festivals and the Sabbath as well as, the Sabbatical year, indicating the crucial responsibility of caring for the earth. Additionally, there are Kosher guidelines affirming the value food sustaining us in life.  After all these regulations, the people of Israel assent and establish the covenant with God and the central commitment to forge a just society.

Later this month we will celebrate Purim which has four mitzvot associated with it: chanting Megillat Esther, the story of Purim found in the Scroll of Esther, Mishloach Manot, giving each other gifts, a Seudah, festive meal, and Matanot Evyoneem, donating funds and goods to the poor.

I mention Purim this week so we can begin preparing for a fulfilling Holiday and observe each of the Purim mitzvot. On Friday evening February 26, 2021 we will chant from the Scroll of Esther, and enjoy a festive time with comedy, cocktails and costumes! I encourage you to share a gift, a sweet, or a card with friends and family. Let’s also observe the essential Purim mitzvah of caring for the needy by participating in the Gallatin Valley Refugee Welcome Kit project (information above). One has to love Purim with its numerous observances. Personal communal joyful celebrations are combined with charity and care for the needy and stranger.

In the meantime, beware of the cold winds and stay warm feeling the embrace of our Beth Shalom family.

L’shalom-In peace,

Rabbi Mark H. Kula

To further our ability to connect in addition to being regularly available, I have set aside Fridays from noon-2 pm as virtual meeting time. I look forward to our conversations.


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Upcoming Events

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March 3, 2021
  • Interfaith Forum: Religion and White Supremacy

    March 3, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Shalom Kids

    March 3, 2021  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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March 5, 2021
  • Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sonja Pilz and Amber Ikeman

    March 5, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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March 6, 2021
  • Torah Study with Rabbi Sonja Pilz

    March 6, 2021  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    2010 W Koch St, Bozeman, MT 59718, USA
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March 7, 2021
  • A Conversation with the Rabbi

    March 7, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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March 8, 2021
March 10, 2021

 

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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.

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