President’s Message

While summer is not quite over, we are resuming our regularly scheduled Shabbat weekends with Rabbi Alan Greenbaum.  We commence our new season with services on Friday, August 19th and Torah Study/Adult Education on Saturday morning, and continuing on the third Friday/Saturday of each month through May 2017.  We are also beginning to prepare for the High Holidays in October.

While our Social Hall continues to be ‘off-limits’ to us, we are talking with the Buddhist Church around the corner on B Street to use their kitchen and social hall to allow us to resume our monthly Pot Luck dinners.  The facilities are more than adequate, but we need to wait for their board of directors to meet to consider our request (there are issues of access, security, rent, and dates).  We are also looking at this site for our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon and Break Fast for Yom Kippur.  We should know more by mid-September.

At our Annual Congregational Meeting, we elected three new members to join our Board of Directors.  I am hopeful that Arie Knyazev, Bob Aron, and Bernie Lewis will bring some new insight as to how to make our synagogue a prosperous one.  Reelected to the Board were Marilyn Barlow, David Goldwin, Carolynn Kearby, Arnold and Kitte Gold, Donna Clark, Miriam Root, and Tony Kurlan.  Immediately after our Annual Meeting, we held a Board Meeting to elect officers for 2017.  Your officers are:  Tony Kurlan, President; Marilyn Barlow, Vice President; David Goldwyn, Secretary; and Carolynn Kearby, Treasurer.  Feedback from our members is always welcome, so please feel free to approach any member of the board with any issues you may have.

If you haven’t yet paid your dues, this would be a great time to do so.  And – if you haven’t yet become a member, please consider doing so.  While we will always welcome all who choose to worship with us, we would like to see each and every one of you become members.  It is through membership growth that we can sustain the health of Congregation Beth Shalom.



Tony Kurlan, President


Dear Members and Friends of Congregation Beth Shalom,
Our new fiscal year begins on July 1st.  Attached is a Cover Letter and Membership Form to mail your payment in addition to the 2016-2017 schedule of services.

09.16.2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


09.17.2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


10.02.2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


10.03.2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm




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Congregation Beth Shalom is a welcoming, family like Reform Jewish community. We are responsive to the needs of our diverse congregation, as well as to those in the greater community who seek Jewish learning and fellowship. Through lifelong Torah study, communal worship and friendship, we seek to deepen our cultural identity and spiritual connection. As we continuously interpret our lives through our relationship with G-d, Torah and K'lal Yisrael, we strive to meet our sacred responsibilities through tzedaka and acts of loving kindness.