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Sat 10:00 a.m.
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Sun 10:30 a.m.
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Click here for times and links for upcoming virtual services, classes and gatherings.

• Following recommended procedures for COVID-19 safety and best practices to help prevent the spread, we will be conducting all temple functions (including services and religious school) virtually until further notice. E-mail tbs-ny@optimum.net for further information.

 
Our Weekly Schedule
Thursdays:
Hebrew School
4:30pm - 6pm

Fridays:
Shabbat Services
7pm

*Saturdays:
Shabbat Services
10am
*Check calendar for specific dates

Sundays:
Religious School
10am - 12pm

Click HERE to download our Monthly Newsletter which includes this month's calendar.
Temple Beth Shalom exists to provide a religious home for Jewish worship, education, and fellowship in the Reform Jewish Tradition; and to perpetuate the traditions, culture and heritage of the Jewish people in an atmosphere of love, harmony, and friendship for God and our fellow man. Furthermore, the Congregation is responsive to the needs and welfare of our congregational family.
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Rabbi Rebecca Pomerantz Shinder
I have had the great privilege of serving as the Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom since July, 2005. I came to the congregation with a wealth of experience gained from working with many Reform congregations and summer camps as an Assistant and Associate Rabbi, Cantorial Intern, Supervisor of Programming and so much more. Beyond my full resume, I approach my sacred work with this congregation with awe, education, music, humor, and an understanding that today's modern Jewish Family is by no means designed by a cookie cutter. One of the many strengths of our community is its celebration of diversity. Many of our Temple Beth Shalom families comprise of Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and gentiles who consider themselves to be "Jews by affiliation." All who wish to worship, educate themselves and their children, and do hands on mitzvah work to make our world a better place are welcome at TBS. Some of our member families have three generations, and others have been newlywed gay couples that I have married; some of our children were born in the U.S, and others have started their Jewish journeys in other parts of the world. In other words, our temple family is diverse, and eager to welcome future members who wish to connect both to Jewish tradition and a Jewish community.
Rabbi Shinder was ordained as Rabbi from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 2000.
She also is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The University of Rochester.
She lives in Northern, NJ with her husband, Larry, and their three children: Jeremy, Jacob, and Hannah.
Catherine Greenblatt - Temple President
What do you think of when you think of a synagogue? A place to worship during the High Holy Days? A place to give your children a Jewish education? A place used only for life cycle events? Temple Beth Shalom is more than 'that place'. We are a living, breathing community. Yes, we have wonderful High Holy Day and weekly services led by our Rabbi Rebecca Shinder. Yes, we offer a strong, vibrant Hebrew School and, yes, we are here for you when you and your family are in need of a life cycle event. Beyond all that we are responsive to the needs and welfare of our congregational family.
Temple Beth Shalom is my Jewish home. Make it yours. We welcome you!
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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
You have entrusted us with the significant, formidable, influential, and all encompassing tasks of shaping the young minds of your children, enabling them to create their Jewish identities. We have promised to accomplish this by providing them with an invaluable Religious and Hebrew education. For the past seventy years, we have worked to fulfill that promise, and we intend to do so for a long time to come. We are proud of our endeavors and of the accomplished, successful adults who have graduated our school through B'Nai Mitzvah and Confirmation; our task completed.

Our school has always incorporated the best aspects of education. We provide experienced and knowledgeable teachers, who truly care about their students. Small classes enable each child to be known as an individual. We use interesting and motivating texts and materials. School includes hands-on projects, book fairs, Mitzvah Days; and other acts of Tzadakah, class Shabbats and unique services. There are always opportunities to meet with other Jewish students, and visit places relevant to our Jewish culture and history through group activities and trips. We are a small school within a small temple but we accomplish much.

Providing the children of Temple Beth Shalom with an education was one of the first priorities of the Hebrew Community Center when it was organized in 1947. The Florida Fire Department supplied a Sunday School room. Our Synagogue building was dedicated in the fall of 1951. The Chiron-Friedman School wing was added in 1961. As our student population grew, the need for more space became evident to all. Through the generosity of William and Viola Rosenberg and our temple members additional classrooms were dedicated in 2000.

Your Board of Education takes pride in its students and we thank God, our parents and our community for providing us with such a treasure of outstanding young people. We can only pray that our Temple Beth Shalom continue to grow and prosper. We dedicate ourselves to assisting in this majestic endeavor.

Shalom,
Rita Laskin
Chairperson, Board of Education
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Our Education Department
Temple Tots:
Stacy Lulkin
Fun fact: Info to come!

Grades K, 1 & 2:
Liz Frederick
Fun fact: Info to come!

Grade 3:
Teacher's Name
Fun Facts: Info to come!

Grades 4 & 5:
Cheryl Koff
Fun fact: Cheryl has visited 15 of 30 Major League Baseball parks! She enjoys collecting butterfly themed wind chimes.

Grade 6:
Teacher's Name
Fun fact: Info to come!

Grade 7:
Rabbi Shinder
Fun fact: Rabbi is a proud member of Steeler Nation!

Grades 8 & 9:
Farrell Eisenberg
Fun fact: Info to come!

Hebrew School - Aleph:
Scott Dunn
Fun fact: Scott is happiest when outside in nature! His favorite Jewish foods are Matzo Ball soup and Latkes!

Hebrew School - Bet & Gimel:
Judy Potter
Fun fact: Info to come!

Hebrew School - Dalet:
Teresa Rogers
Fun fact: Info to come!

Hebrew School - Hay:
Rabbi Shinder
Fun fact: On game day Rabbi's go-to is pierogi's and beer!

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Connect With Your Jewish Community At Temple Beth Shalom...

SISTERHOOD

LIFE CYCLE EVENTS

YOUTH GROUP

MEN'S CLUB

ADULT EDUCATION
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All are welcome to join our Temple Beth Shalom community in fellowship and worship. Rabbi Rebecca Shinder leads services in prayer, study, and song with Mishkan Tefilla for Shabbat and Mishkan HaNesh for the High Holidays. In order to include worshippers whose Hebrew is a bit rusty, as well as those who have had no exposure to Judaism at all, these books provide both English transliterations, as well as translations of Hebrew prayers.

Erev Shabbat Services take place every Friday at 7:00pm. Our worship is enhanced by the voice and guitar playing of Rabbi Shinder and the piano played weekly by our congregant, Dr. Andy Hannes. Additional music is offered by our Adult Choir, Chaverim B'Shirim under the direction and acoustic guitar of our High Holiday Chazzan, Scott Dunn. More uplifting music is offered on the flute for Kol Nidrei by our congregant, Lore Hannes.

Children are encouraged to attend our family friendly services. In fact, they are featured in our Torah Service when Rabbi Shinder invites them to the bimah to hold their own stuffed Torah to carry around the sanctuary for the Hakafah (Torah Processional).

Children in our Hebrew School are required to attend services throughout the year and even join together to lead a grade service in the Spring.

Please check our calendar for monthly informal Saturday morning Shabbat Learning Experiences and B'nei Mitzvah Services all beginning at 10:00 am.

We encourage you to join us. Neither tickets nor initial temple membership are ever required in order to share a Shabbat or Yontif with us.
2020 HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Please note that tickets are NOT required. All High Holiday services are open to the public.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday 9/18, 7:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Morning I
Saturday 9/19, 10:00am

Rosh Hashanah Community Luncheon
Saturday 9/19, 12:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Saturday 9/19, 3:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Morning II
Sunday 9/20, 10:00am

Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre
Sunday 9/27, 7:30pm

Yom Kippur Morning Service
Monday 9/28, 10:00am

Yom Kippur Family Service
Monday 9/28, 1:30pm

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
Monday 9/28, 3:30pm

Yom Kippur Yizkor Service
Monday 9/28, 5:00pm

Yom Kippur Break the Fast
Monday 9/28, 6:00pm

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What's New At Temple Beth Shalom!
PASSOVER 5780

Pesach is always a time to reflect, lounge and show our gratitude for bittersweet freedom with family. This year, we, as a Temple, are extending virtual hands to celebrate together. Our religious school has been practicing the Four Questions, the pdf created by URJ is very instructive if read along with this video:

As we ask our children why this night is different from all other nights, we notice that our bread does not rise, our seder plate contains charoset, bitter herbs and spices, salted water and we each have 4 cups at the table, among other things. Check out a seder plate graphic created by Activity Village.

We also recognize the addition of having orange on our plate to represent the triumph that women have had in the reform Jewish community. When we act from our heart, we all have the ability to create amazing things. Let's keep thinking outside of the table and recognize our ability to evolve to keep each other close.

Many of our families will have their seders at home instead of coming for our annual Sisterhood's Second Night Seder, we will miss everyone and pray for the health and safety of our members and fellowman. To help families tell the story of Moses enjoy the following video:

The URJ site has some amazing resources and tips to help your virtual seder with family become a memorable experience. Check it out here.

USEFUL LINKS

For a memorable at-home Sedar Choose a Haggadah:

Reform Haggadot and Other Passover Resources: CCAR Press shares discounted Haggadot (both print and online), free flipbooks, and more to help you lead virtual Passover celebrations and allow seder guests to follow along from afar.

Kid-Friendly Haggadot: These eight great Haggadot have been recommended by Jewish educators as being imaginative, accessible, and child-friendly but not childish.

Build Your Own: Choose from classical texts and contemporary interpretations to create a customized Haggadah.

The URJ site has some amazing resources and tips to help your virtual seder with family become a memorable experience. Check it out here.

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Membership info coming soon...
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OUR CALENDAR - WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TBS!
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