The Hickory Jewish Community's History

Interesting facts and details about our history are available in the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life.

Meet Our Rabbi

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Rabbi Janet B. Liss came to serve Temple Beth Shalom in August 2023. She has extensive experience in small, medium, and large congregations. Rabbi Liss works collaboratively with lay leadership developing programs, and worship experiences to make Judaism relevant, exciting, and meaningful. In her tenure at North Country Reform Temple, Glen Cove, NY, she worked actively to bring Israeli experiences through education, partnerships with Reform Congregations in Israel, congregational trips, and hosting Israeli colleagues in her congregation. Rabbi Janet will be at TBS one weekend a month for Friday night services, Saturday morning services, Havdalah, and adult education.