• Yom Kippur services will be online. Kol Nidre service starts at 7.30pm on Sunday night. The Yom Kippur morning service starts at11am with services throughout the day. Please refer back to the Yom Kippur email for service times and links relating to accessing these services.
  • There is a Yom Kippur children’s service on Zoom starting at 10am.
  • Thursday 1 October, 11am: We will be decorating the sukkah. Families are invited to come along and help with the decorating.
  • Friday 2 October, 6.30pm: We will be celebrating Erev Sukkot in the sanctuary and Sukkot morning service will start at 10am the following day. Please register with the office if you wish to attend either service. Unfortunately, this year we will not be serving any food due to being on Alert Level 2. David Robinson has organised for Rabbi Sergio Bergman, President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, who will be giving the drash to be livestreamed from Argentina on Sukkot Morning.
  • Simchat Torah will be celebrated on 9/10 October. More info will follow once we know the Covid Alert level.
  • You are invited to donate to our Beth Shalom High Holy Day appeal on the givealittle page.
  • Sunday 18 October: Please put the date for our 2020 Special General Meeting in your diary.
  • Early bird registration is now open for the UPJ Virtual Biennnial that takes place on Sunday 8 November. The early bird offer closes 1 October. Check out the UPJ website. This is the Union for Progressive Judaism for our region headquartered in Sydney. The topics look very relevant to our Community.
  • Let’s continue the tradition of tzedakah in the spirit of the High Holy Days, by donating to a foodbank or supermarket collection box.
  • Women’s Refuge Winter Appeal and Give a Kid a Blanket is underway. Contact Chris Shiller and see further information in the September edition of Teruah. Runs until Simchat Torah.
  • Update Contact Information - Beth Shalom NewsHas Your Contact Information Changed Recently? If so, or you’re not certain what details we have on file for you – we’d love your help to update them so we can stay in touch! You can easily update your details especially mobile phone numbers by emailing to office@bethshalom.org.nz  Thank you!
  • Keep checking your emails for official messages from community groups and weekly services.
  • 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.
  •  As an alternative to bringing food to our Tzedakah box, you may wish to drop food into a supermarket charity box or make an online donation to a foodbank (eg: City Mission, Salvation Army) to help those in need.