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About Beth Sholom Temple

Beth Sholom Temple's vision is to be the heart of Jewish living in the Greater Fredericksburg area, guided by the principles of Torah and based on the covenant between God and the Children of Israel.  We are dedicated to warm spiritual worship, committed to educating the young and old, fostering open and responsive leadership, and caring for the community at large. We welcome all to share our vibrant Jewish experience.

Established in 1936, Beth Sholom Temple (BST) prides itself on a welcoming atmosphere that embraces a variety of Jewish traditions and expressions.  We are a diverse group with varied backgrounds and a range of traditions that include classical and contemporary Reform, more traditional Conservative and Orthodox Judaism.  We live in many different areas including the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Orange, Westmoreland, Caroline, Fauquier and Loudon and the cities of Fredericksburg, Culpepper, Manassas and Warrenton.

We fulfill our role in the Jewish community in four areas.  First, as a Beit Knesset (a House of Gathering), our members are engaged in such activities as the VYBS youth group, Savvy Seniors and Sisterhood.  Second, BST serves as a Beit Tefillah (a House of Prayer).  We celebrate Shabbat and the full Jewish calendar of festivals and holidays throughout the year.  Third, as a Beit Midrash (a House of Study), we offer full service religious and Hebrew school programs, including Adult Education and Torah Study.   We send our leaders and educators to forums to enhance their Jewish learning.  Fourth, BST serves as a Beit Am (a House of Community).  We volunteer for various social action area causes in the Jewish tradition of "tikkun olam."  These four areas provide our members with a variety of opportunities to satisfy their interests and encourage involvement.

Beth Sholom Temple welcomes you to join us.  Membership is open to individuals and households in which at least one adult is Jewish. Our membership includes both Jews by birth and Jews by choice.  Our congregation includes and welcomes families of interfaith marriages.

We pride ourselves in feeling that BST members form a large extended family.  We celebrate our uniqueness as a congregation in the Reform movement and exude a spirit, energy and vitality that you will feel once when you enter our doors.  We embody the Jewish values of tzedakah, mitzvah and tikkun olam.  Please stop by or call us; we are ready to meet you and show you what we have to offer to make Judaism more rewarding in your life.

Our Constitution can be viewed by clicking here.




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