October 31, 2014   7 Cheshvan 5775
Parents Night Out - November 1st - 5-8PM

Teens from our Youth Group, TABSY, will be volunteering to babysit as a fundraiser for the upcoming NFTY convention. Drop off your kindergarten to 5th grade age child (or children!) for an evening of games, art, pizza and hanging out with Jewish friends!  The cost is $25, or $40 for two kids (paid upon arrival to the event, cash or check).  Reserve your spot by contacting Blossom Cohon at nftyblossom@gmail.com.  


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! 
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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 ."

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Adult Education-Rabbi Freedman Discusses his Sabbatical
- if you missed any sessions, watch here:
1st and 2nd and 3rd
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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
10/31 -  Shabbat Service
November 2014
11/01 -  Torah Study
Join together to see Jerusalem. A block of tickets are being held at the theater, to be purchased at the theater.
Teens from our Youth Group, TABSY, will be volunteering to babysit as a fundraiser for the upcoming NFTY convention, held in Atlanta this February. Drop off your K - 5th grade age child (or children!) for an evening of games, art, pizza and hanging out with Jewish friends! The cost is $25, or $40 for two kids (paid upon arrival to the event, cash or check). This evening will be held in the Social Hall and space is limited. Reserve your spot by contacting
11/03 -  Hebrew School
Satellite location and times vary.
11/05 -  Hebrew School
Judges - Maurie Ommerman and Mike Deitch continue their Tanach teaching trek traveling through the book of Judges
11/07 -  Family Service
joint oneg to follow
Dr. Jonathan Adelman will be a special guest speaker at Friday services, Nov. 7th to share his expertise regarding Israel’s growing relationship and trade with the Far East. As founder of the China and Israel Institutes at the University of Denver, Dr. Adelman will share an insider’s perspective on this unique development as well as his view on Israel’s hopes and challenges moving forward.
Pre-oneg at ~7:10 with Tot Shabbat & Family Service
Torah study with Dr. Jonathan Adelman Dr. Adelman will share his expertise regarding Israel’s growing relationship and trade with the Far East. As founder of the China and Israel Institutes at the University of Denver, Dr. Adelman will share an insider’s perspective on this unique development as well as his view on Israel’s hopes and challenges moving forward.
11/08 -  Torah Study
11/09 -  Donuts with Dad
Socialize with your friends and their dads while supporting our Youth Group, TABSY. Krispy Kreme donuts, coffee, chocolate milk, and your dad. I can't think of a better way to begin a day at Sunday School! Cost is $5 cash/person
11/09 -  Torah Tots
Meditation with a Jewish twist with Rosa Schnyer
11/09 -  Knitzvah
11/10 -  Hebrew School
Satellite location and times vary.
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