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Sign Up for Lay Led Services

Our community is small, it takes all of us to make it work.  Below is a link to Sign Up Genius to volunteer for leading Lay Led Services so that we can come together on Friday nights to celebrate Shabbat.   If you have any questions about leading a service, Rabbi Jacob and Stanley Rest will guide you through what you need to know.

Leaders are responsible for bringing one or two Challahs.

Volunteer for Lay Led Services 




Torah Study – February 2018

Saturday, February 3   (Please note time change:  2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Exodus 18:1-20:23
Ashkenazim:  Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-9:6
Sephardim:  6:1-6:13
Torah leader:  Josh Sadinsky

Saturday, February 10

Exodus 21:1-24:18
Shabbat Shekalim
Maftir:  Exodus 30:11-16
Haftarah:  II Kings 12:1-12:17
Torah leader:  To be determined

Saturday, February 17

Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Torah leader: Matthew Chalfant

Saturday, February 24

Exodus 27:20-30:10
Shabbat Zachor
Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2-15:34
Torah leader: To be determined

SOLD OUT – Benefit for Temple Shalom

Feb 17 – Theater Squared Stage Reading at Temple Shalom

Theatre Squared Artistic Director Robert Ford will present a staged reading in February of his play “My Father’s War” at Temple Shalom in Fayetteville, starring Amy Herzberg.

Silent Auction and reception begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.  Proceeds benefit the congregation.

The production will begin at 7 p.m.

My Father’s War is based on the true story of Private Art Herzberg, a Jewish kid from Chicago’s North Side who landed at Normandy on D-Day and fought through to the Battle of the Bulge. Herzberg survives one near-death experience after another — not to mention anti-Semitism in his own ranks — through luck, chutzpah, and brilliant comic timing.

Tickets are $30, of which $20 is a charitable donation, are available at Nightbird Books, by contacting, or from Gene Tweraser, 479-521-1453, Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

For details: Darla Newman, 479-521-3119

Tickets are sold out.  Thank you for all of your support.  

We welcome donations for the event if you cannot attend.  We appreciate you!

Shabbat Services – January 2018

Friday, January 5

No services scheduled

Friday, January 12

No services scheduled

Friday, January 19

No services scheduled

Friday, January 26 –  Meditative Service

Rescheduled to Friday, January 26, 2018 

Mark your calendars! Rabbi Jacob’s meditative Shabbat service, originally scheduled for January 19, has been rescheduled to Friday, January 26. Josh Bassarear will be providing guitar music.

All prayer can be meditative.  It is Rabbi Jacob’s hope that the experience of a service focused on meditation will emanate to all your prayer life.


Questions?  Contact Rabbi Jacob at or 479-200-1397.

Torah Study – January 2018

Saturday, January 6

Exodus 1:1-6:1
Ashkenazim:  Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-29:23
Sephardim:  Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Torah leader:  To be determined

Saturday, January 13
Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Torah leader: Matthew Chalfant

Saturday, January 20

Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftarah:  Jeremiah 46:13-46:28
Torah leader:  Faith Ashley

Saturday, January 27

Exodus 13:17-17:16
Ashkenazim:  Judges 4:4-5:31
Sephardim:  Judges 5:1-5:31
Torah leader:  Miriam Klinzing

Hannukah Party at Temple Shalom

Sunday, Dec 10th at 4:30

ARKanukah, ARKanukah
Come light the menorah,
Let’s have a party
We’ll all dance the hora,
Gather round the table, we’ll give you a treat, 

Dreidels to play with, face painting, magic, etc and latkes to eat.  

Potluck — latkes, dairy, veggie, and fish
Don’t forget your Menorah!

RSVP Beth or 479-582-1707 and let us know if you want to make latkes or what you are bringing.
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