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Shalom from Rabbi Kula
We're looking forward to seeing you for Shabbat! If you'd like to host our oneg in honor of a birthday, special occasion, milestone, or just for fun, please let me know.
Do you like planning parties and events? Enjoy putting smiles on people's faces and being part of the reason they're having a good time? Want a say about our gefilte fish and wine selection? We're looking for an additional creative mastermind to be part of the planning committee for our Community Passover Seder on April 9th. The time commitment is two meetings and some exchanging of emails in the months before the seder, and a few hours setting up before the event (if possible, but not a dealbreaker if you can't).
Thank you for contributing to our community to make it stronger, more vibrant, and ALWAYS well-fed!
Kol tuv - all the best,
Cantorial Soloist/Program Director
► 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!
RSVP to Amber for Rabbi Kula's Installation Dinner on March 6th by February 28.
Join us to officially install Mark Kula as Beth Shalom’s new Rabbi with a weekend of special events:
Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm at Montana State University, Strand Union Building Ballroom D: "Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life" presented by Rabbi Irwin Kula. Rabbi Irwin is a disruptive spiritual innovator and rogue thinker. A 7th generation rabbi, he is Co-President of CLAL, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a do-tank committed to making Jewish a Public Good. Named one of the leaders shaping the American spiritual landscape, he received the 2008 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for his work “toward equality, liberty and a truly inter–religious community” and has been listed in Newsweek for many years as one of America’s “most influential rabbis.” Learn more about Rabbi Irwin here.
Friday, March 6th at 6pm at Beth Shalom: Installation, Shabbat Service, and Purim Celebration officiated by Rabbi Irwin Kula, followed by a catered dinner hosted by Beth Shalom. "The Sanctuary” open bar with live music and Purim festivities kicks off at 8pm. Give a “l’chaim” toast to our Rabbi with a “Kula-tini”! RSVP to Amber by February 28.
Saturday, March 7th at 9:30am at Beth Shalom: Torah Study led by Rabbis Mark and Irwin Kula
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.
Please see calendar for full list.
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.