Congregation Beth Sholom

South Eastern Washington's Jewish Community

P.O. Box 761, Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-943-9457 | Email:

Welcome to Congregation Beth Sholom

Welcome to Congregation Beth Sholom!

Be Happy, It’s Adar!

The Hebrew month of Adar is supposed to be the happiest month - the motto being "When Adar comes, joy increases." This year, we have a leap month, Adar II, so it is even more joyous! This may be due to Purim being in Adar (or Adar II). Purim, is when we're supposed to get a little crazy. Plus, it's getting to be spring, so it may be the Jewish spring fever. More info.

Two Mishloach Manot (Purim baskets)
Two mishloach manot baskets, image by Yonnah from Wikimedia Commons

March Updates

Purim is central to March (Adar). We will be having a Purim service on Wed. March 20 at 6:30 p.m. We'll read the Megillat Esther and twirl our groggers. Dressing up in costume is encouraged.


We'll have, count-em, two rabbis in April. Rabbi Jack will be here the first Shabbat and Rabbi Goldstein the last.

And then there's Passover. Passover starts the eve of Fri. April 19. There won't be services that night, and the community Seder will follow on Saturday night.

Contact us via e-mail for more information.

Service Times

Friday night: varies
  • Family Friendly: 5:30 p.m., 1st Friday of the month
  • Community Shabbat: 3rd Friday* of the month. Services 5:30 p.m., Dairy Potluck ~6 p.m.
  • Other Fridays*: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday morning: 10 a.m.
*If we have a visiting rabbi, we usually move the potluck to that Friday, and other Friday start times sometimes vary. Contact to confirm services times