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. 


Rosh Hashanah 5782

Join Rabbi Locketz, Rabbi Crimmings, and Cantor Havilio in person at Bet Shalom by the Holocaust Reflection garden to cast our misdeeds into the water. We invite all families with children under 12 to join us in our parking lot for Tashlich. In addition to the ritual of Tashlich, families will have an opportunity to participate in a fun and meaningful outdoor Rosh Hashanah experience, including singing, a project, and the sounding of the shofar!

“Cast asway from yourselves all your transgressions, and create within yourselves a new heart and new spirit!” (Ezekiel 19:31).

CLICK HERE to register for High Holy Day Services.


Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service (Livestream only)

Rosh Hashanah 5782

This High Holiday experience is designed for preschool and elementary school families. Participants will be treated to a taste of Rosh Hashanah services, including the sounding of the shofar, fun songs, and a story.

CLICK HERE to register for High Holy Day Services.


Bar Mitzvah – Kian Murphy

Kian Murphy Portrait

Kian Murphy, son of Dan and Nicki Murphy, brother of Naamah Murphy, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Services start at 10:00 am.

Bat Mitzvah – Jordan Stieber

Jordan Stieber Portrait

Jordan Stieber, daughter of Nancy and David Stieber, sister of Grace Stieber, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Services start at 10:00 am.


This year Shavuot begins on Sunday, May 16th and the Confirmation Ceremony will be at 7:00pm. Family will attend in person, and the service will be streamed to the larger congregation via our website.