October 21, 2014   27 Tishrei 5775
Community Service and Advocacy Shabbat

Friday, October 24th @ 7PM 

Can scarcity and vulnerability teach us new ways to reach out to each other?  What can we learn from ‘resourceless people’?  

Join special guest speakers: Rev. Dr. Tina Carter & Rev. Dr. Mindy Johnson-Hicks, co-authors of The Wealth of Poverty


Got Shabbat? TBS Goes to the Movies
Nov. 1 - 2:30pm - Jerusalem, the movie


Shabbat Shir Shalom is Coming!

 
Play your instrument! Sing! Adults & teens wanted! 
Sign up by 11/5

Israel Shabbat Weekend 
11/7 @ 7:45 - Shabbat Services - Speaker Dr. Jonathan Adelman
11/8 @ 9 - Torah Study w/ Dr. Adelman
11/8 @ 10 - Discussion Business/Technology partnerships between Israel & Texas

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A documentary was made featuring Temple Beth Shalom member, Jennifer Greenberg Seth , and her story of Jewish identity through music and family. The Temple Beth Shalom Kol Hakavod Ensemble sings in the background throughout most of the documentary and you can see many shots of our group singing and of our sanctuary. PBS's " The Story of the Jews ."

5775 High Holy Day Sermons  
Opportunities & Updates  
Adult Education-Rabbi Freedman Discusses his Sabbatical
- if you missed any sessions, watch here:
1st and 2nd and 3rd
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Let your voice be heard - Sign the Petition to support equal representation for all Jews at the Western Wall
Press Releases from the Religious Action Center
RJ.org Blog Entries  

NFTY Blog Entries - News & Views of Reform Jewish Teens

Submissions from our own Temple Beth Shalom members....

May 8, 2013 - A letter to my daughter for her first NFTY year by Allison Kramer


Sacred Stories - Learn more about how to share your own story, and read stories of average Reform Jews– stories of moments when their worlds were transformed – through struggles with tragedy, encounters with the divine, moments when their communities reached out to them or when they reached out to another.

Submissions from our own Temple Beth Shalom members....

September 14, 2012 - Turn: A Poem for the High Holy Days by Mark Wendel

January 26, 2012 - Pastor at a Yizkor Service by Mark Wendel

October 6, 2011 - Finding Comfort in a Caring Community by Lori Freedman

Upcoming Events  
October 2014
10/22 -  Hebrew School
Judges - Maurie Ommerman and Mike Deitch continue their Tanach teaching trek traveling through the book of Judges
Can scarcity and vulnerability teach us new ways to reach out to each other? What can we learn from ‘resourceless people’? Join special guest speakers: Rev. Dr. Tina Carter & Rev. Dr. Mindy Johnson-Hicks, co-authors of “The Wealth of Poverty”
10/25 -  Torah Study
Morning Session 9-12:15 Afternoon Session 11-2
10/26 -  Torah Tots
10/27 -  Hebrew School
Satellite location and times vary.
Come and join the fun, bring your set and play the game.
10/29 -  Hebrew School
Judges - Maurie Ommerman and Mike Deitch continue their Tanach teaching trek traveling through the book of Judges
10/31 -  Shabbat Service
Our Community Album  

Jewish World News  
RJ.org - The Reform Blog  

“And you shall order schnitzel…”

By Bradley Egel People frequently talk about generational leadership. The Hebrew phrase, l’dor vador, literally means “from generation to generation,” and is most often applied to the handing down of leadership from one generation to the next. If a person is lucky enough to be present at a bar or bat mitzvah, they likely will […]

The Tent: Helping Jewish Leaders Look Through New Prisms

Leading a congregation can be a daunting task. Whether you lead your congregation as clergy, professional staff, or lay leadership, we all do our sacred work through different prisms. We work through the prism of spirituality. The Torah and other teachings of our ancestors guide our communities with holiness and wisdom. We work through the […]

A Pilgrimage for Our Day

by Rabbi Josh Weinberg Mark, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the yield of your land, you shall observe the festival of the Eternal [to last] seven days: a complete rest on the first day, and a complete rest on the eighth day. Leviticus 23:39 Walk around Zion, […]

Awesome Power In Numbers

By Jonathan Cohen and Beth Rodin The first “modern” NFTY Convention was held in 1983. I was there. A sophomore from Tupelo, Mississippi, getting to attend Convention was an unbelievable thrill. I still carry vivid memories from that Convention, not the least of which being our group – the biggest number of Jewish teens, make […]


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