Stronger Together

Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Israel have come together as one community – a unified congregation committed to building a strong progressive Jewish future for Baton Rouge.

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The Calendar

Be part of this exciting new chapter of Jewish life in Baton Rouge – join for Shabbat, learning, connection, and community.


July 1, 2, 8 & 9

Events to Welcome Rabbi Smiley

Thursday, July 7

Say Farewell to CBI Sanctuary

Sunday, Aug 21

Corned Beef Sandwich Sale

  1. 04 Jul

    Office Closed

    12:00 am
  2. 07 Jul

    Farewell to B'nai Sanctuary

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. 08 Jul
  4. 09 Jul

    Bagels & Torah Study

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
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Shabbat Services

Kleinert or Jefferson Hwy @6:00pm

Kleinert @10:00am
Jefferson Hwy @10:45am

Check the Shabbat calendar for all the dates and details.

The News

Get the latest news, updates, and stories from our community as our congregation takes shape.

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Unification Updates

Transparency is our objective throughout this process – access our archive of shared docs and read articles on our rabbinic search, building renovations, and more.

We Care

Our community strives to lift up the next generation, celebrate your simchas, and support you in moments of sorrow.

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Rayner Center

A multi-level day care and learning center for pre-k children.

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Religious School

Leading students to a love and understanding of their Judaism.

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We’re here for you, our members, in times of joy and pain.

Our Mission

Building a community of Jewish understanding, value, and compassion through Teshuva, Tefilah, and Tzedakah.

Read more about our mission. our vision, our values, and our leadership.