- Our Synagogue
Temple Beth Sholom blends tradition with today to provide a spiritual home that connects, inspires, educates, and strengthens the social wellbeing of our Jewish community members and their loved ones.
As Temple Beth Sholom celebrates and enters into its second century, we envision a vibrant kehillah (community) that supports multiple paths in Jewish life. Our synagogue experience will be unique in both honoring Conservative Jewish tradition and embracing innovation, with varied ritual to meet every member’s needs. We will balance traditional Jewish practice with modern interpretations and approaches, and our clergy will conduct spiritually enriching services filled with the joy of music.
The synagogue’s commitment to embracing all generations, interfaith couples, and alternative lifestyles reflects our belief in the importance of inclusivity and diversity. Members will connect as an extended family looking out for each other's needs, with special bonds developing between younger and older generations. An evolving menu of daytime and evening activities will be offered to include social programs, intergenerational activities, and many areas of learning about our heritage and the world around us. Additional supports such as carpooling, visits to the homebound, help organizing havurah groups to share Shabbat dinners and other home celebrations, and access to youth scholarships for camp and Israel experiences will foster a feeling of interconnectedness among our membership.
Significant long-term investments will also be visible. Intentional efforts will be in place to develop a continuous pipeline of future congregational leaders. The growth of a healthy endowment fund will provide financial stability, ensuring adequate resources to fulfill our mission while keeping membership affordable. The synagogue’s physical home will be refurbished to make the space more functional and to strengthen security. And our expanded cemetery will continue to accommodate interfaith families.
In the spirit of tikkun olam (repairing the world), the congregation will continue to reach out beyond our walls to the broader community. As a proactive, collaborative partner, we will work with Jewish and non-Jewish organizations to advance the common good. The synagogue will engage in charitable activities, volunteer work, and advocacy efforts to support those in need and promote a more peaceful, just, and equitable world. Temple Beth Sholom will maintain its lasting commitment to support our Jewish homeland and the people of Israel.
Our educational programs are first-class, offering a wide variety of rich and diverse educational and experiential opportunities and a robust adult education program including Adult B'Nai Mitzvah classes (pictured left). Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning. We also host a sizable library and media center, wherein our members may check out materials at no charge.
A full-service synagogue, we offer a variety of worship services including daily minyan, services for children, as well as our regularly scheduled Shabbat, Festival and High Holy Day services. Services are a wonderful mix of traditional melodies, Hebrew songs, Torah chanting, and joyous spirit. We welcome you to find your Jewish home at Temple Beth Sholom. Our main sanctuary, constructed in 1931, is on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a truly awe-inspiring space in which to practice Jewish ritual life.
Now, as always, Temple Beth Sholom is your home.