Established in 1977, Congregation B'nai Shalom is a Reform Jewish synagogue with nearly 500 households from diverse backgrounds and from over 30 surrounding towns. We join together in worship, education, and celebration to create a vibrant community.
Participation and involvement are the hallmarks of our worship experience. We celebrate all Jewish holidays and festivals, including Shabbat worship every Friday evening and Saturday morning. Our service schedule includes monthly family services, Tot Shabbat, and many opportunities to deepen our connections to God and community.
Lifelong Jewish education is our goal. We offer a comprehensive education program that includes early childhood classes, a full religious school program (K-12) with Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, and adult education classes. Bar and Bat Mitzvah students are prepared for living a full adult Jewish life, as well as leading a service and chanting Torah in the congregation. Confirmation takes place at the end of 10th grade. Family education is integrated throughout our religious school program. Our adult education program offers classes, discussion groups, Shabbat morning Torah study, and special programs throughout the year.
It is our goal to work together to make a better world through social action projects. We are a caring community that reaches out to members in times of joy and grief. We build community through our Youth Groups, Sisterhood and Brotherhood, and social events. We provide pastoral counseling and representation in civic and interfaith affairs. We identify with Jews in Israel and around the world.