Beth Shalom: Welcome Home
Beth Shalom is home for the Jews and their families in Central and South-West Montana.
Beth Shalom is where we pray, learn and grow together, where we show up for each other, and where we co-create sacredness.
Beth Shalom is where we are welcome to come as who we are and are encouraged to bring in all our gifts.
Beth Shalom is a member of the URJ, the Union of Reform Judaism in North America.
To all affiliates of Beth Shalom,
Now that services are commencing in-person again (yay!), we are restarting our security training program. Our goal is for each affiliate to attend at least one training class, if at all possible, so that each of us understands our approach to security and what to do in the event of an emergency. If you intend to serve as a greeter or usher, please make attending security training a priority.
As you may recall, training is conducted by TACTIC, a local Bozeman company, and it is focused on relieving anxiety, and empowering us through education. The class focuses on three main aspects: 1) mindset training, 2) verbal judo, and 3) a strategy in the event of physical engagement. There is some role-playing involved but no physical activity.
We will have two sessions this Summer/Fall: one on Wednesday, August 18 from 1-5pm and the other in October. We realize summer is a busy time of year, but would like to get one session in before the High Holidays.
If you are able to take the August 18 class, please sign up using the link below. We will send a separate signup for the October class closer to that timeframe.
If you have previously taken security training and could use a refresher, there are two options: 1) email mtngirlsara
@gmail.com for a detailed summary of the training class which should jog your memory, or 2) retake the class if needed, although we would like to prioritize those who haven’t taken it before.
Thank you, Sara
Beth Shalom is on a journey together with all of its members. The following guidelines might change from week to week while we continue to adapt to the pandemic in ways that will keep all of us as safe as possible, as connected as possible, and as joyful as possible.always wear a mask once you enter the synagogue building for meetings, services, or Torah study (https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/).
We decided that there will be no congregational singing inside any building until summer 2022. Prayers will be led by the rabbi and Amber Ikeman. This is a hard decision, but one that seems to be necessary to ensure our safety.
If you are immunocompromised: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help us find out what we as a community can do to make you as safe as possible.
We strongly encourage you to get vaccinated before you enter our shared spaces. While we do not ask to see your vaccination records, for the sake of pikuach nefesh (“the protection of life”) and in order to protect especially our elderly and immunocompromised members from a COVID infection, we support vaccinations as a means to slow down the mutation process and to lower the risk of possible infection and transmission.
If you are not vaccinated and you have been exposed to other people, please take a Covid Quick Test before you come to synagogue. Tests are available here, or at the synagogue (please contact email@example.com to make sure we have a test kit waiting for you). We want to make sure that you can be in the know and stay home in case your test is positive.
If you are a kid under 12 years old: The synagogue welcomes you back, with or without mask.
Please, by all means, contact firstname.lastname@example.org in case you have questions, concerns, or ideas or how we should move forward.
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