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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

Yom Hashoah Shabbat Service: Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Stone Bat Mitzvah: Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m.
Shabbat Evening Service: Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Bar Mitzvah: Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m.

Bagels & Talmud will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 11:45 a.m. at the IHOP on Kildare Farm Rd. Led by Rabbi Edery, enjoy a lively discussion while eating lunch with your Beth Shalom friends! No experience necessary!

Rabbi Edery is quoted in the News & Observer! Read about the Cary Jewish Festival’s Purim celebration by clicking here!

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Sign up for our new “Adopt an Island” Program

We have begun the “Adopt an Island” Program as a way for families, members, friends and groups (e.g., Girl Scout Troop) to enjoy caring for a small section or island while beautifying our grounds. To participate, click here.

Here’s A Thought: Beth Shalom’s Blog

Welcome to our new section, featuring blog posts from Rabbi Edery, Hal and Ronni.

  • Sharing Your Passion – Ronni Ticker October 6, 2015 Sharing Your Passion – Ronni Ticker
    Raising the funds to run any non-profit is a challenging yet essential task. In a prior posting, Hal Zenick shared a lovely idea for funding outdoor landscaping. It will raise much needed funds and will have an added benefit – congregants will work alongside each other, enjoying each other’s company, sharing their passion for gardening, spurring a bit of friendly competition and beautifying the synagogue at the same time.
    I am not a gardener, so it sounds great, but not something I would choose to do. So I challenged myself to think of what I like … Read more about this post
  • Adopt an Island: A Beth Shalom Landscaping Project – Hal Zenick September 1, 2015 Have you ever wanted to be in charge of your own island?  Here’s A Thought!  What if we, at Beth Shalom, began our own “Adopt a (parking lot) Island” program?  Individuals, friends, and families could identify a parking lot island to care for.  So, you may ask why is such a program needed and why now? Well, several of the major landscape issues have been taken care of. Soon, we will be identifying a landscape architect firm to help develop a long term plan for the beautification of our campus. In the meantime, “Adopt an Island” would be a program … Read more about this post