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Congregation Beth Sholom

Anchorage Alaska

Join Us Every Friday

6 PM - 7 PM

Join us online for Shabbat Services,
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

 

 

Chanukkah 5782

Chanukah begins Sunday evening, November 28, 2021 and continues through Monday, December 6, 2021

November 28th watch for our YouTube Video Celebrating the first night of Chanukkah. 

Friday night service 3rd of December at 6PM we will have our regular service and we are inviting all CBS members who are fully vaccinated (if you don't have a mask we can provide you with one.) Please bring your menorah and candles and join us as we light them together and recite the Chanukah blessings. 

-Rabbi Abram Goodstein

 

A message from Rabbi Abram Goodstein

Dear Members of Congregation Beth Sholom

 

            It is with great sadness that I announce that Congregation Beth Sholom will be exclusively live streaming High Holy Day services and not meeting in person. I feel horrible about this decision, and I know that many of you are equally upset. It was certainly a decision that we did not make lightly. We put together a special committee who sought help from medical professionals and experts. We are monitoring CDC guidelines and updating our guidelines to match theres. We are also watching as each day the number of Covid cases and deaths increase in Alaska.

 

It’s during such troubling times that a community becomes a place of comfort and understanding. Covid and its variants have taken away our capacity to heal in-person from the damage Covid has done to our society. So we must continue to be resilient and hope that our difficult decisions today lead to a healthy and happy community tomorrow.

 

When I am struggling with big decisions, I often seek solace in our Torah. A passage that jumped out at me states, “I, Adonai, have put before all of you: life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life – if you and your offspring would live – by loving your God, heading God’s commandments, and holding fast.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20

 

I would be devastated to discover that meeting in person during the High Holy Days led to the harm or even death of a beloved member of our community. We continue to find ourselves in this unprecedented situation by choosing life, we choose not to meet in person. While Covid has certainly felt like a curse I have witnessed many blessings since we closed our synagogue. I have seen our bonds to each other grow stronger in response to this shared experience. I have watched us embrace technology in new and incredible ways to enhance our religious experiences. I have been inspired by so many of our congregants’ resilience and fortitude, especially from our children.

 

And so we hold fast. We share our love by being a community as best we can with the technology we understand. While we have many fears, we don’t let our fear paralyze our love for each other and our love for Adonai. Together we can continue to hope for a future where choosing life means choosing to be together. Thank you.

 

Rabbi Abram Goodstein


 


Congregation Beth Sholom


Congregation Beth Sholom is a diverse and inclusive Jewish community, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds, family structures, and worship styles.

 

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Welcome to the largest Jewish Congregation in Alaska.

All visitors who wish to worship with us are welcome. Though our Congregation is very committed to Reform Judaism, people from diverse Jewish backgrounds have found our liturgy appealing. Our facilities are beautifully located in a natural setting which enhances the worship experience. Please feel welcome to attend online. 

 

 

 

Services Online

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
Erev Hanukkah
    Hanukkah
      Hanukkah
        Hanukkah
        • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
        • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
        Hanukkah
          Hanukkah
          • 3:34pm Candle Lighting
          • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
          Hanukkah
          Mikeitz
          • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
          • 4:37pm Havdalah
          • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
          Hanukkah
            Hanukkah
               
              • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
              • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
               
              • 3:28pm Candle Lighting
              • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
              Vayigash
              • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
              • 4:31pm Havdalah
              • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
              Fast of Tevet
                 
                • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
                • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
                • 7:00pm CBS Board Meetings (Call to confirm)
                 
                • 3:26pm Candle Lighting
                • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
                Va-y'chi
                • 9:00am Judaism 101
                • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
                • 4:30pm Havdalah
                • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
                 
                • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
                • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
                 
                • 3:29pm Candle Lighting
                • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
                Sh'mot
                • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
                • 4:34pm Havdalah
                • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
                 
                • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
                • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
                 
                • 3:37pm Candle Lighting
                • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
                Va-eira
                • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
                • 4:43pm Havdalah
                • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)

                 

                Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782