Our services are lively and interactive, led by both the rabbi and the congregation. Judaism isn’t a “spectator sport” and all are encouraged to participate as we raise our voices and our ruach (spirit) in song and praise to the Holy One who made us. We are serious about our Judaism, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Our tradition is meant to add joy and meaning to our lives, not be a burden.For information regarding current Simchas, Anniversares, Yahrzeits, and other important events, see Events or our Facebook Page.
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
How We Pray
While keeping kosher in Greenville is more of a challenge than in, say, New York, many people, in fact, still do.
Although Greenville itself has neither a kosher butcher nor a kosher caterer, Congregation Beth Israel does maintain a well-sized kosher kitchen, which, in conjunction with our large Social Hall, is available for special occasions and all other Shul-hosted events.
In addition, a number of local supermarkets, including Trader Joes, stock a limited number of kosher food items year-round, especially during Passover.
Kosher meat can be purchased by phone or Internet in nearby North Carolina and Georgia, and then shipped or delivered to Greenville. Charlotte and Atlanta, which both have places to buy kosher meat, are not a far drive from Greenville.
Life Cycle Events
As a congregation we are always thrilled to be able to share with, and participate in a Bris (baby naming), b’nai mitzvah, or marriage, and when called upon to do so, participate in helping to provide the family of a newly departed congregant with a Jewish funeral, and burial at the
Beth Israel cemetery. Please call our office administrator for details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.