December 19, 2014   27 Kislev 5775
Grandparent & Grandchildren available for 'adoption'

Friday, December 12th is Grandparent/Grandchild Shabbat.  We understand that not all grandchildren/grandparents live in the same area. We are looking for seniors and children who would like to participate in this "Adoption" for the evening. If you are interested in participating, please contact Anne Corn at

Shabbat Shir Shalom - Friday, January 23rd @ 7PM

Come sing, move, listen, meditate, rejoice, clap and pray.  Hear a "Sermon in Song" with the theme, M'shanah L'shanah -  From Year to Year

Annual Women's Retreat Friday, January 9th - Sunday, January 11th
Don't miss out on this amazing weekend.  Sign up now!!

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Oneg information & Signup
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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Press Releases from the Religious Action Center 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  
December 2014
12/20 -  Torah Study
3-4pm Meal Preparation and 4-6pm Food Delivery
Come and join the fun, bring your set and play the game.
8th - 12th graders, come join other Jews your age for a mid-week schmooze and even get some homework done!
12/27 -  Torah Study
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Jewish World News - The Reform Blog  

This Month in The Tent: Brochures for Your Congregations at the Holidays

Hanukkah and the secular new year are a special time in the calendar year; many congregations begin a new fiscal cycle, and many individuals face the so-called “December Dilemma.” Here, we highlight a few resources that may be of use to your congregation at this time. They can all be found in The Tent, the […]

Because of NFTY, I Learned…

By Amy Bebchick I was never a member of the NFTY North American Board or Regional Board. I attended some NEFTY (now NFTY-NE) regional events, but I can’t remember which ones or where. I didn’t meet my husband at a NFTY event, and my closest friends are not from my NFTY years. But my local […]

Sacred Partnership: Achieving the Right Balance in Your Congregation

Mazel tov! You’ve just been elected to your first term as a trustee on the temple board. Together with your fellow congregational lay leaders, you struggle with the challenges surrounding member engagement, finances, and sustainable growth. More often than not, a part of each board meeting centers around discussing various creative ideas that you hope […]

What’s Jewish About These Laws?

By Rabbi Josh Weinberg May it be Thy will, my God and the God of my fathers, to protect me against the impudent and against impudence, from bad men and bad companions, from severe sentences and severe plaintiffs, whether a son of the covenant or not. – The personal prayer of Rabbi Y’hudah HaNasi, BT […]

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