Shabbat Services with Rabbi Lerner

SAVE THE DATE:  Feb. 13.   Rabbi  Leigh Lerner will be back in Italy and will lead our services.  We  also have the honor to have Angela Buchdahl, Senior  Rabbi at Central Synagogue in New York, one of the most important reform synagogues in the United States.    Rabbi Buchdahl is  considered one of the U.S.’s most important reform rabbis.  She was  the first Asian woman to be ordained as  rabbi and began her career as a Cantor.  She will be leading a group of 30 confirmation students from her synagogue who are on a trip to Milan and Venice. Three of the confirmation students will be reading Torah for us, and young members of our congregation will be answering some questions for the group about life in Italy as a young Jewish person. Please put this on your calendar as this is a Shabbat not to be missed!  We encourage you to bring friends who are interested in Reform Judaism.

Call us at 335.634.8682 or 340.87.946.87 for details.

Next Shabbat with Rabbis Jordan and Stanley

Dear friends, please remember that we have our next Shabbat service following the long Italian holiday period. We are privileged to have 2 young Rabbis, a husband and wife who will jointly lead our services. Rabbi Leah Jordan is a Rabbi of Norwich Liberal Jewish Community synagogue. She is from the Midwestern part of the U.S., was ordained at the Leo Baeck college in London and works with university and young adults. Her husband, Benji Stanley, also specializes in working with young adults and nurtures informal communities throughout England. He is also a Rabbi at West London Synagogue, one of London’s most important Reform synagogues. Our Shabbat will certainly be an unusual one with this dynamic husband and wife team. Following lunch we will regroup and both Rabbis will lead a lively discussion on liberal and Reform Judaism in England.

Call us at 335.634.8682 or 340.87.946.87 for details.

Big Beth Shalom Weekend, December 5-6, 2015

SHABBAT SERVICES: Saturday, December 5 at 10:30

Please join us again to celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Bob Gan. Those ghiurim who could not be with us last month will be called to the Torah for Aliyah and Federico Gronih will offer the Kiddush following services.

At 2:00 p.m., Rabbi Gan will lead a discussion group on Yitzchak Rabin, a look at his life and ideas, twenty years after his death. Please invite friends and anyone who may be interested in joining this discussion.


Sunday, December 6th at 4pm, first night of Chanukah. Bring latkes, doubhnuts and things to share! We will light the Chanukah candles together. Please RSVP. Call Carey Bernitz 335.634.8682 or Carol Ross 340.87.946.87 for details.