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Community

As one of the most remote Jewish communities in the world, Beit Shalom of Adelaide is the ultimate DIY synagogue. Our members join forces to cook, bake, sew, lead services, teach Cheder, and look after one another. We pride ourselves on our intergenerational connections: for example, members of our catering committee range in age from 15 to 80. A majority of Beit Shalom members were born overseas, and so we often become family for one another. Newcomers to the community are warmly welcomed into our diverse and vibrant congregation.

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