Worship lets us REFRESH our spiritual lives.
Working together to RESTORE our Jewish community.
As a congregation we aim to REFUEL our Jewish way of life.

Working to Preserve Jewish Tradition

The mission of this congregation is to cultivate the tenets of Reform Judaism through prayer, worship, study, fellowship and good works. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to ongoing innovation, seeking new challenges and continually evaluating our progress and results while building and sustaining an environment necessary to realize our mission.

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HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE

Selichot: Preparing for the Days of Awe. Saturday, September 20, 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah Eve: Wednesday, September 24, 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, September 25, 10:30am

Yom Kippur Eve/Kol Nidre: Friday, October 3, 7:30pm

Yom Kippur: Saturday, October 4, 10:30am and 3:30pm

Break the Fast Meal: to follow the afternoon Yom Kippur service.

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Sheryl Heather Cohen - Cantorial Soloist for Rosh Hashanah

We look forward to welcoming Sheryl Heather Cohen to our bima for Rosh Hashanah. Sheryl and Rabbi Whiman have led services together in the past, and she has served as a Cantorial Soloist at Temple Shalom (Newton, MA), Rodeph Shalom (Philadelphia, PA), and Congregation Kol Ami (Elkins Park, PA).

 


An accomplished opera singer, Ms Cohen is known for her sparkling animation, superb diction and translucent vocal quality.

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Men's Club Fall Picnic - New York Delicatessen

The Temple Men’s Club presents the fall picnic with a whole new twist this year when the first ever “New York Delicatessen” opens for business! The menu for the picnic includes authentic corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, traditional deli sides, and desserts. Beverages will be provided.

 

This new concept by the Men’s Club promises to make this the best picnic ever!

 

Reservations can be made at the usual price of $15 per person; payable to Temple B’nai Sholem Men’s Club, and send to: John Brady, 1717 Caracara Drive, New Bern, N.C. 28560.

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 The Shofar

Current and back issues are available by clicking this link.

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Our Link to The Holocaust

We are honored to have one of the Holocaust Torahs in our safekeeping. Ours is one of three from the town of Trebon in the Czech Republic. During the Holocaust, the 87 Jews living in Trebon and its surrounding villages were transported in about 1939 to the Terezin concentration camp, and none survived. To read about the amazing recovery of all these Torah, click this link.   We also have on display in our Temple four paintings by Temple member Paul Field depicting the struggle for life in a concentration camp. Both of these bring a special meaning to our observance of Yom Hashoah.
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Tikkun olam

This Hebrew phrase best translates as healing and restoring the world. It suggests humanity's shared responsibility with the Creator "to heal, repair and transform the world."   Led by Mitch Lewis, many of our congregation are helping to raise awareness of the genocide and strife in Darfur through the One Million Bones project. For more information use this link.
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Chesed

Kindness is valued by religious Jews and is seen as the foundation of particular interpersonal commandments and of a variety of communal institutions. The tannaic rabbi Simon the Just taught: "The world rests upon three things: "Torah, service to God, and bestowing kindness" (Pirkei Avot 1:2).   In addition to individual acts of kindness, our Temple has a community outreach program to provide visitation to elderly Jews unable to attend services. This is staffed by two RNs and funded through the BJH Foundation for Senior Services. We also support the New Bern RCS food pantry and soup kitchen through donations of food and monetary contributions. Our Chevra Kadisha is available in times of need.

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Upcoming Events

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Sep.03.2014 7:00pm
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Sep.05.2014 7:30pm
Erev Shabbat Service

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Sep.06.2014 10:30am
Shabbat Service

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Sep.08.2014 12:30pm
Sisterhood Meeting

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Sep.12.2014 7:30pm
Erev Shabbat Service

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Sep.19.2014 7:30pm
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