Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana
Congregation Beth Shalom is a place where members of all ages come together to be a learning and spiritual community joyfully praying together and celebrating Jewish history and tradition. Through our programs, as well as those programs available through the Reform and Renewal movements, we wish to cultivate in our congregants a lifelong connection to Judaism. Our activities include religious school for children, summer camps, family outings, adult education classes, service in the community, Israel experiences, and various interest groups that explore activities and ideas new and old. Ours is a kind and nurturing community where members genuinely care about one another and feel comfortable in sharing their joys and sorrows together.
Beth Shalom is a community committed to equal participation by all and welcomes all Jews, interfaith couples, LGBT individuals and couples, and all who are not Jewish but wish to embrace Judaism.
At Beth Shalom we live and interpret Jewish tradition, while understanding that we live in times where we may find new answers to old questions. We live modern lives, while not forgetting our Jewish history and traditions.
Beth Shalom is a community involved in g’millut chasadim (acts of loving kindness, which we encourage both within and outside of our temple’s walls), t’kun olam (repairing the world), and engaging in social justice work throughout local and global communities. We are deeply committed to interfaith dialogue, understanding that all religions offer access to God and spiritual growth through their respective traditions. We also embrace a global vision of the relationship of human beings to each other and to the planet on which we live.
Beth Shalom embraces the idea that Hebrew is our people’s ancient language and we offer the opportunity to learn Hebrew. We recognize the historical roots of the Israelite people in the holy land and we support the modern state of Israel. We are steadfast in our desire for a peaceful solution to the problems facing all in Israel and in the Middle East.