October 25, 2014   1 Cheshvan 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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Learn more.. HEB Card Fundraising Program

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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
10/25 -  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
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.
11/03 -  Hebrew School
Satellite location and times vary.
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Jewish World News  
RJ.org - The Reform Blog  

Shaping Israel’s Soul is Up to Us

by Rabbi Bennett Miller Earlier this month, Jews the world over poured into synagogues to “afflict our souls” on the holy day of Yom Kippur – to search within ourselves to atone, forgive, and ultimately emerge renewed. K’lal Yisrael (the community of Israel) is afflicting its own soul right now, too. Both real and existential […]

Saying YES to Youth

by Rosanne Selfon Over 100 years ago, 156 American women representing 5,000 women in 51 sisterhoods gathered to found the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (NFTS), renamed Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) in 1993. These women united to fortify their Jewish identities, perform mitzvot, and collectively support the Reform movement. One of their first endeavors […]

“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 […]

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