B’nai Mitzvah Date Selection

Bet Shalom Congregation

This event is only for families who have received communication that they should attend. If you have a question about this, please contact Avi Aharoni.

We are so excited to kick off the b’nai mitzvah process with your family! At Bet Shalom, we select dates for our students to mark the milestone of becoming b’nai mitzvah approximately two years before a child turns 13 through a process we call “date selection.”

We will be meeting on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:30 in person to kick off the conversation about the b’nai mitzvah process here at Bet Shalom, focusing primarily on everything involved in selecting a date. We expect all parents to attend, even if you have an older child who has gone through the process.

Please let Avi Aharoni know if you are able to attend by Monday, September 26th, 2021. You can contact him at Avi.Aharoni@betshalom.org.

This meeting is for parents only.

BeSTY Study & Schmooze

BeSTY Study & Schmooze

We’re super stoked on some upcoming sandwiches, schmoozing, and studying! Bet Shalom teens are invited to hang out after Religious School on Wednesday for a CHILL study and schmooze sesh – you bring the company, we’ll bring the sandwiches! Contact lily.booker@betshalom.org with questions. 

Purim Shpiel & Carnival

Join us for our annual Purim Shpiel and Carnival! This event is open to all ages.

There will be food, music, and games. Make sure to come dressed in your favorite costume! We will also be having a  food drive for ICA food shelf.

ICA is looking for:
-Granola bars
-Fruit cups
-Graham crackers

Religious School Book Fair

Kar-Ben, represented by teacher and congregant Geri Goldman, will be coming to Bet Shalom for a book fair. A percentage of proceeds will go to our religious school. Come support our students!

Shabbat Programming Grades 8-12

On Friday, December 13, we invite all Bet Shalom member families with students in grades 8-12 to come together for Kabbalat Panim (A brief reception before services at 5:30 pm) and then services at 6:00 pm. After services the students will join together for dinner in the lower level Auditorium while the parents eat Shabbat dinner together in the Social Hall.

We see this as an opportunity to deepen your connections, and in some cases reconnect, with other religious school parents now that your children have entered a new stage in their education and involvement at the synagogue. It will also be wonderful for the teens to come together in a different way on Shabbat.

Please let us know you are coming by December 2 – to help us with planning, click here to sign up and click here to make a suggested donation of $36 to help offset the cost of the dinner. We are looking forward to celebrating Shabbat together in a few weeks!

Religious School First Day Assembly

All Religious School parents are strongly encouraged to come to Bet Shalom’s first day back assembly, welcoming families to a new year of religous school!

Religious School End of Year Celebration

Come join us as we celebrate the end of the school year with:

  • An all-school assembly
  • Teacher appreciation
  • B’nai Mitzvah Fair: See the different projects our seventh grade students have been working on, centered around justice and giving back to our community.
  • A visit from The Sandwich Man: Help us fulfill the Jewish value of Ha’achalat Re’evim, feeding the hungry. To learn more CLICK HERE
  • Gaga outside (weather permitting)
  • Ice cream/popsicles!

With your attendance, we invite you to bring one of the following items: (Each student in grades preschool through seventh have been told what they are required  to bring.)

  • -1 loaf of bread
  • -1 package of deli sliced turkey
  • -24 non-perishable high protein snacks (like granola bars, fruit bars, protein bars, jerky, etc.)


We look forward to highlighting our students work, as well as celebrating an amazing school year with our community!