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Welcome to Beth Shalom!

Beth Shalom is a Reform Congregation in Southern Wake County. In its 30th year, its members cut across all age groups, and, at each level, we strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our Jewish and interfaith families with a commitment to inclusion.  As diverse as our membership is, so is the wide array of religious, educational and social activities in which to participate.  Tikkun olam, repairing the world, is a hallmark of Reform Judaism, and we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.

The congregation has continued to grow with approximately 230 families and lots of children; at last count, there were 160 in our religious school and growing.  We also have an active Men’s Club and Sisterhood along with Beth Shalom Temple Youth Groups.  Beth Shalom is a congregation big enough to provide the traditional things you would expect from a synagogue but small enough such that your voice is heard and you can have a direct and immediate impact through individual participation.

This is simply a snap shot of who we are.  Please take a few moments now to tour our website and learn more about us.

At Beth Shalom, we strive to make everyone feel welcome, regardless of background, orientation, finances or other affiliation.

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.

“A Toast to … Us!” Silent Auction is Open! This auction has many wonderful items for you to bid on. You will have opportunities to bid at the Dinner & Dance this Saturday evening. However, if you are unable to attend, you may bid online. Click on the auction list to review it. If you wish to place a bid, please email the Lot number, a description of the item, the bid amount, and your name and contact information to The bidding closes at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. Happy Bidding!

Join us for the Adult Learning discussion, What is the Problem with Prayer?, led by Rabbi Edery on Sunday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. at Beth Shalom. This discussion will explore and address the barriers that we might face with prayer.

Save 25% on most items with few exclusions at the Belk Charity Day Sale on Saturday, November 8 at Belk Crabtree Vally Mall from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.! Prior to shopping, first purchase the Charity Day Coupon for $5.00. Present the coupon with your purchase and you will receive $5.00 off and an extra 25%! While one transaction may have multiple items, each transaction requires a new coupon to receive this discount. Don’t want to get up early? Have plans on that day? No problem! You can pre-purchase items with your coupon(s), receive the same discounts and pick up your merchandise on Saturday afternoon or later! Beth Shalom receives a percentage of the proceeds. If you wish to purchase one or more coupons, please email or contact the office.

Beth Shalom was featured on WRAL News & in the News & Observer on Wednesday, September 24! Click here to view the video clip and click here to read the article.

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You Benefit! We Benefit!

Scrip Gift Card.  Scrip Gift Cards are available for purchase through the Beth Shalom Office.  Target, Kroger, Wal-Mart and Home Depot gifts cards will always be available as will many more from a variety of vendors.  Beth Shalom receives a percentage of the value of the specific gift card.   You pay no fee and incur no extra cost!   Volunteers are needed to sell these cards to members during Sunday School, Hebrew School and other events.

Simcha Grams.  Also available through the Beth Shalom Office, Simcha Grams allow you to purchase holiday cards at a nominal fee that are then sent to congregation families.  The cards are beautiful and it is an easy, convenient way to wish your friends happiness at these times.

Online Shopping.  Be a part of the first and largest online network of shoppers, online stores, and worthy causes dedicated to turning everyday online shopping and searching into much-needed donations. Through iGive, you can shop at over 1,300 stores online and receive special discounts, and Beth Shalom receives a percentage of your purchase.  Please visit to join.

In addition, Amazon has now launched AmazonSmile.  When you shop at, Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.  Select Beth Shalom in Raleigh, NC and we will benefit!  AmazonSmile contains the same products and prices as Amazon.  You must shop at not for Beth Shalom to benefit.

Sisterhood Catering/Gift Shop.  The Sisterhood gift shop provides many holiday items and Judaica such as jewelry, Mezuzot and much more.  You may also order from one of their catalogs if you do not find what you are looking for in the gift shop.  Sisterhood also provides catering for all your social functions such as B’nei Mitzvah celebrations, baby-namings, parties and more.  They will also help with ordering of invitations for your teen’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Tree of Life.  Members or family members and friends of family members may purchase a leaf to commemorate a special event such as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, graduation, or baby-naming.  The leaf will be engraved and placed on our Tree of life.