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Changes in Temple Operations

In the face of these unprecedented times, Temple Beth Shalom remains committed to our core values more than ever. Keeping the health and well-being of our entire community in mind, we have suspended on-site operations for now; we will keep the community informed as we work to determine safe opening times and procedures in the future.  Although our building will be closed, our temple community remains open, warm, and welcoming! Please see our Response to COVID-19 webpage with links to online services, resources, and much more.

About Our Temple and Membership

Are you interested in joining Temple Beth Shalom, or just interested in getting to know us better?  Contact us for a tour or membership information.

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LIFECYCLE EVENTS

We find meaning, comfort, and strength in the temple throughout our entire lives. Our ceremonies, services, and celebrations place the phases of our lives into a Jewish perspective. 

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Graduates from our program leave ready to be the next generation of Jewish thinkers and leaders in a world that needs their unique perspectives, dreams, and talents.

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LIFELONG LEARNING

Temple Beth Shalom believes Jewish education continues throughout adulthood, with the best learning happening at the intersections of classroom and community.

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ONLINE PRAYER SERVICES

Keeping the health and well-being of our entire community in mind, we have suspended on-site operations for now. Join us for our online opportunities.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE

In the face of these unprecedented times, Temple Beth Shalom remains committed to our core values more than ever. Please see our Response to COVID-19 webpage with links to online services, resources, and much more.

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SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE

We welcome a world-renowned scholar and teacher, Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD, to lead us on "American Jewish Thought: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, Where We Might Be Heading." See how to join us in learning. 

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Support Temple Shalom

Support Temple Shalom

We appreciate gifts and donations to support our congregation's mission. You may use our online donation form or call our office at 512-735-8900 and we will be happy to assist you. 

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  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  22 , 2020
     
     
    Scholar in Residence, Rabbi David Ellenson

    Thursday, Oct 22nd 7:00p to 8:30p
    A lecture and conversation by Rabbi Ellenson. How has our community moved from the first liberal demands for equality for women in the 1970s and 1980s to the added quest for transformation, inclusion, and full equality for women and LGBTQ persons in our own day? These developments are ongoing, and the writings of Judith Plaskow, Susannah Heschel, Cynthia Ozick, Rachel Adler, Blu Greenberg, and others will help to inform and frame this lecture and conversation on an issue of primary importance to so many of us in the Jewish and larger worlds today.

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  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  23 , 2020
     
     
    Erev Shabbat Service with Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi David Ellenson

    Friday, Oct 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p
    We welcome Rabbi David Ellenson to our Erev Shabbat service as part of our Scholar in Residence program, where we will explore An Approach to Jewish Faith and Life: One Reform Rabbi’s Stance! Learn more about our Scholar in Residence offerings at www.bethshalomaustin.org/scholar. Join us online at https://www.bethshalomaustin.org/livestream

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  24 , 2020
     
     
    Scholar in Residence, David Ellenson Torah Study

    Shabbat, Oct 24th 8:45a to 10:15a
    We will reflect on and discuss the evolution and state of the Jewish community in present-day America, and together we will speculate on the future.

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  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  27 , 2020
     
     
    Tzedakah: The Jewish Approach to Giving

    Tuesday, Oct 27th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Why do you give? How does your Judaism affect your giving habits? This course will explore what Judaism has to say about the need to give charity: Who needs to give? How much should we give, and to whom? We will explore these issues together through traditional sources and modern answers.

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  28 , 2020
     
     
    Intro to Jewish Social Justice

    Wednesday, Oct 28th 2:00p to 3:00p
    What is "Jewish Social Justice"? What does it mean to repair the world as Jews? This 4-session course will explore a range of tensions: What is the relationship between learning and action? Should we preference immediate needs or long-term impact? How can we prioritize among the variety of inequalities? Is our primary responsibility to our own community or the broader world? Does your desire for justice come from your relationship to Judaism or somewhere else? Through traditional and modern sources, we'll seek to understand what Jewish social justice is, and how it can guide our efforts to improve the world.

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  28 , 2020
     
     
    A Food Tour of the Talmud - with Rabbi Steinman

    Wednesday, Oct 28th 7:00p to 8:00p
    Food is a powerful force at the center of ritual, community and ethics. This class will explore all of these aspects of food by studying passages on food found across the six Orders of the Talmud. How can the act of eating become a practice of gratitude? Who should receive food as charity, and how much? What rights do field-workers have? Jumping into the lively debate of Talmud will pave the way for rich discussion to affirm, challenge and transform our own approaches to food.

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  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  29 , 2020
    Congregant Lunch and Schmooze
    Thursday, Oct 29th 12:00p to 1:00p
    Led by Cantor Abby Gostein New to the group? Contact Marissa Wright.

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  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  30 , 2020
     
     
    Erev Shabbat

    Friday, Oct 30th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Join us online at https://www.bethshalomaustin.org/livestream

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2020
     
     
    Torah Study

    Shabbat, Oct 31st 9:00a to 10:00a

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2020
     
     
    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat, Oct 31st 10:30a to 12:30p

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Temple Beth Shalom
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, Texas 78731
512-735-8900

 

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781