Welcome To Our Temple


The mission of this congregation is to cultivate the tenets of Reform Judaism through prayer, worship, study, fellowship and good works. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to ongoing innovation, seeking new challenges and continually evaluating our progress and results while building and sustaining an environment necessary to realize our mission.


Rabbi Whiman and Cantor Sherry will not be coming to New Bern for the High Holidays due to concernsabout COVID.  However, COVID will not stop our community from observing the most important days of our year.  Rabbi Whiman and Cantor Sherry will conduct services for Temple B’nai Sholem via Zoom as they did last year.
A few days before each holiday you will receive a link to the Zoom service for that holiday.  Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 6, and the morning services will begin at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 7.  The Kol Nidrei service will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 15, Morning services on Yom Kippur will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 16 and afternoon/Yizkor/concluding Yom Kippur services will begin at 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 16. 
Copies of the Book of Remembrance and a mini-challah will be distributed to donors (of the book) at the Temple between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm on Sunday, September 5.  Just drive up to the Temple and the book(s) and challah will be brought to your car.  
Anyone who does not already have a copy of Gates of Repentance (the high holiday prayer book) and wants to use one during services may obtain the book at the Temple also on Sunday September 5, between 1 and 3 pm.  We will sign a copy out to you as we did last year.  The books can be returned to the Temple on Sunday, September 19, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.  If anyone has a question about the services, Book of Remembrance or books please call Irv Joffee at 516-429-6334.


We have resumed in-person services at the Temple.  Following our Temple’s tradition Shabbat srvices will be held in the Temple on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 am.    In-person services have begun as of Saturday, June 5. On all other weeks Shabbat services are held Friday evening at 7:30 pm. 

All services  held at the Temple will still be available via Zoom from the Temple so that as many people can attend as possible.  Any exception will be posted.  

We invite you to join us.  For information about joining our Zoom service or any other Temple functions please call the Temple at 252-638-4545.  After speaking with you we will be happy to send you a link to a Zoom service.



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