• Friday 16 April, 6.30pm: We will be streaming our Erev Shabbat service to congregations of the World Union. Please come along to show our Community to the world. Our service will be led by Rabbi JoEllen Duckor. There will be a finger food kiddush after the service kindly put on by the Burial and Benevolent Society.
  • Sunday 18 April 1-3pm: Yom HaAtzmaut. BYO Family Picnic, Kosher sausage sizzle, Israeli Music, Kids’ activities. Rutherford Reserve, 21 Archdall Street, Meadowbank. In case of rain Raye Freedman Library, 788 Remuera Road.
  • 23-24 April: Shabbat at Goat Island with Bnei Mishnah.
  • Saturday 1 May: Bat Torah – Hannah Goldberg.  Please join Hannah and her family to help celebrate this simcha with them. A light lunch will be provided by the family after Kiddush and all are welcome.
  • Saturday 1 May, 5.30pm: Bookings are now open for the Joint Ramadan Iftar Dinner with the Pearl of the Islands Foundation to be hosted at Beth Shalom. RSVP to office@bethshalom.org.nz by 22nd April.
  • Sunday 2 May, 11:00am: Walking Group –  Special Interfaith Climate Focused walk: Three religious communities in the vicinity of Te Pane o Mataoho (St Peter’s Church (Anglican, Onehunga), Auckland Zen Centre (Zen Buddhist, Onehunga), and Beth Shalom) will come together to start an interfaith conversation about the climate crisis and how we can respond in our local area. Our first joint activity will be the one-and-a-half-hour tour of te Pane o Mataoho that is offered by the Mangere Mountain Education Centre, which will help us connect with papat??nuku and learn about the land we live in from mana whenua. We will gather for kai at a local cafe afterwards. Come along for this inspiring morning of connection and celebration of our whenua. Details regarding the meeting place to follow.
  • Sunday 2 May, 4pm: Burial & Benevolent Society afternoon tea. Followed by the Annual General Meeting at 4:30pm.
  • Friday 7 May: Potluck dinner after service. Please remember to bring a plate of food and think of our members with serious allergies – no strawberries or food with garlic that needs reheating. Thank you.
  • 22 May, 10-11am: Shabbat Kat for pre-schoolers. After the morning service there will be a farewell for Melany and Sam Gurtman and family who are relocating to the United States. The Burial and Benevolent Society is providing a finger food Kiddush.
  • For all information on Hebrew School and Introduction to Judaism classes, contact educator@bethshalom.org.nz 
  • Auckland Holocaust Memorial: On March 8, the Auckland Holocaust Memorial Trust chaired by Bob Narev received landowner approval from Auckland Domain Committee for the Auckland Holocaust memorial ‘Garden of Humanity’ at the Fairy Pond site in front of the Wintergardens. The Committee is thrilled to have made it over this giant hurdle and are now getting ready to face the next hurdle – resource consent. The Trust will continue to update you as the project progresses and if the resource consent application is successful, the design will be finalised and shared with you and fundraising will begin in earnest for what will be a gift to the city of Auckland, and a wonderful legacy for the New Zealand Jewish Community. For more information, please email Bob fab@narev.co.nz or Nadine Rubin Nathan nadinerubin@me.com
  • Tzedakah:  Let’s continue the tradition of tzedakah by helping those in need by bringing canned or packet food for our tzedakah box.
  • Prayers for Healing: A reminder about our prayers for healing; if you would like our home prayer group to pray for healing for you or for someone close to you please advise the office.
  • Save the date – 15-17 October 2021: UPJ Biennial Conference at Novotel Brighton Beach. In person in Sydney and online.