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Congregation Beth Shalom

Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

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is an interfaith group from Congregation Beth Shalom, Pilgrim Congregational Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman. It sponsors social justice programs as well as wisdom school classes and an annual workshop for spiritual growth.

All are welcome to each and every event, regardless of ability to pay. Some scholarships are available. If you have any questions about the public forums, Wisdom School classes, or the weekend workshop retreat, or if you need financial assistance, please email Mary Wagner at, or call her at 587-3690.

A Series of Public Forums

5 Thursdays evenings
beginning Sept 26, 2103

Violence In Our Culture:
American As Apple Pie?

  1. Violence in our history
  2. Domestic abuse
    (see the slideshow presentation by Steve Swinford)
  3. Violence in Bozeman
    (see slideshow presentation by Ron Price)
  4. Mental health issues
    and the role of media
    (see slideshow presentation by Dennis Aig)
  5. Building community

If you missed any of these, you can still listen to an archive of each presentation at Gallatin Community Radio.

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Sept 26, Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
Community Room
Bozeman Public Library

Download the PDF flyer

Wisdom School Class

6 Tuesday evenings
beginning Oct 1, 2013

The Intersection of Rumi
with Our Own Faith Traditions

  1. Rumi & Love
    led by Rabbi Ed Stafman
  2. Rumi & Borders/Boundaries
    led by Rev. Nina Grey
  3. Rumi & Welcoming
    led by Rev. Glover Wagner
  4. Rumi & Desire
    led by Rev. Nina Grey
  5. Rumi & the Authentic Self
    led by Rev. Glover Wagner
  6. Closing Session: A Jewish Prayer
    in Rumi Language
    led by Rabbi Ed Stafman

Each session begins with a practice led by local Sufis.

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
Pilgrim Church

Recommended reading –
books by Helminski
(links are to Amazon):

Weekend Workshop Retreat

Friday through Sunday
Nov 8-10, 2013

Love’s Universe:
the Poetry and Practice of Rumi

kabirhelminskilrgwith Shaikh Kabir Helminski


  • Friday night service (welcome to and by Shaikh Helminski) and dinner at Beth Shalom, 6pm
    Dinner $15
  • Saturday workshop at Pilgrim, 9am (lunch included)
    Workshop $60
  • Sunday morning service (sermon by Shaikh Helminski) and lunch, Unitarian Universalists, 10am
    Lunch $10

Advance registration package for all three events: $75 (save $10)

Past retreats: