Congregation Bayt Shalom


Congregation Bayt Shalom, meaning "House of Peace" is your Jewish home in eastern North Carolina. We are inspired by Jewish tradition and learning, enriched by our diverse lifeexperiences, and guided by the words of Isaiah "my House shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."

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Our Community


Congregation Bayt Shalom is a multi-generational and multi-ethnic community. We are Jews by birth and Jews by choice, married and single, interfaith families, LGBT and straight, raised Reform, Conservative, Orthodox or other affiliations. Guided by our Jewish tradition, let's share life's journey together!

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A great pianist was once asked by an ardent admirer: “How do you handle the notes as well as you do?” The artist answered: “The notes I handle no better than many pianists, but the pauses between the notes- ah! That is where the art resides.” Erev Shabbat/Shabbat evening services are held every Friday evening at 7:30pm. Shabbat Morning Services are held monthly.

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Learn with Us


The CBS Religious School is a family-centered Religious School where we pray, teach, and learn together. The primary goal of the CBS Religious School is to help families grow Jewishly and to ensure our children develop a strong Jewish identity.

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Our Rabbi : Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman


כֹּל אֲשֶׁר תִּמְצָא יָדְךָ לַעֲשׂוֹת בְּכֹחֲךָ עֲשֵׂה Whatever is in your power to do, do it with all your might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10

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Whether you're new to the area or have been here for a while, would like to visit for Shabbat services or just receive more information, we would love to hear from you!

Next Service

Jul 20 Shabbat Evening-Erev Shabbat Services - Come and join us every Friday at 7:30pm for Shabbat Evening-Erev Shabbat services. Congregation Bayt Shalom celebrates Shabbat with joyous, musical, and participatory services. We use the prayerbook, Likrat Shabbat, and the service includes both Hebrew and English readings. English transliteration is available......

Upcoming Events

Aug 03 Community Shabbat Dinner - Host: - We share Community Shabbat Dinner on the 1st Friday each month at 6:30pm (please bring dairy/fish/vegetarian dish, or dessert, or drink to share) Congregation Bayt Shalom celebrates Shabbat with joyous, musical, and participatory services. We use the prayerbook, Likrat Shabbat, and the service includes both Hebrew and English reading.....

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Congregation Bayt Shalom is affiliated with both the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Union for Reform Judiasm

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Donate to Bayt Shalom

We value and appreciate all donations to Congregation Bayt Shalom to ensure a strong Jewish presence in eastern North Carolina! Your contribution to CBS is vital to sustain our synagogue and build a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community. Your donation is a wonderful way to help sustain the synagogue, mark a special occasion, remember someone dear, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, rejoice in the birth of a child. Upon making a donation of $18 or more for a special purpose, an acknowledgement is sent to the recipient and the donation is acknowledged in the Shofar. All gifts are important regardless of size and are greatly appreciated.

Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman
Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman

Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Bayt Shalom in Greenville, NC. Before coming to Greenville, he was at the Jewish Temple in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he participated in Rotary, United Way, the Family Justice Center (Domestic Violence Coalition), the Ministers Association, and co-chaired the Holocaust Education committee. He previously served Temples in Wyoming, North Carolina, Washington, and Arkansas, and directed Hillel’s (serving Jews on college campuses) at Tulane, Arizona, and Colorado. Before seminary studies, he practiced law in Los Angeles, with a B. A. and J.D. from UCLA, rooting their team to six national basketball championships in seven years. Rabbi Karz-Wagman has founded: Holocaust Education Committees; groups to celebrate diversity and fight prejudice; and Israel advocacy groups. He served as a leader for domestic violence; interfaith education; and United Way.

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