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About Us

We are a small but lively Progressive Jewish Community in Adelaide, South Australia.

The congregation was founded on the principles of equality and openness among members. We are inclusive of race, gender, class, ethnic background, sex, sexual orientation and ability.

At Beit Shalom you can enjoy a wide range of progressive Jewish activities. We have regular Shabbat services every Friday night and Saturday morning, when we read Torah, throughout the year.

We run services for all the Jewish holidays (see the calendar of events page in this website for details).

 

We have a wide range of adult and youth activities, from our Cheder on Sunday mornings to regular Torah study and book discussions. We come together regularly to celebrate festivals, as well as for life cycle events like bar/bat mitzvah celebrations and baby namings. One of the high points of the year is the communal seder with a wonderful array of home cooked traditional Pesach foods to enjoy. Our annual Purim Spiel is a longstanding Beit Shalom tradition. Our members write an original play each year, often loosely based on a well-known movie or show, which relates the Purim story in a humorous way.

Our Sisterhood organises occasional Shabbat dinners (onegs) after services, often followed by Israeli dancing or other activities. The Sisterhood’s activities include a book club, an active catering committee, which caters for anything from a planning day to B’nei Mitzvah, various activities including theatre or film nights as part of fund raising for the shul.

Beit Shalom is a place of welcome for Jewish people and for people of all faiths and no religious faith who want to know more about our rich culture.

We are a focus of Jewish activity in Adelaide that brings people together in social, religious, cultural, spiritual and intellectual fellowship and fun.

Please, if you plan to be in Adelaide, stop by and see us. Or if you’ve never been to a synagogue and want to see what it’s like, call the office to let us know when you plan to visit.

You don’t have to be Jewish and you don’t have to be religious.

Times of services and other items are available from this website.

We welcome you with a hearty SHALOM!

 

Wed, 20 October 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782