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Yom Sheini, 2 Kislev 5775
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    Tikkun Olam Members worked with Habitat for Humanity
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    Youth Kallah Teens from the whole Northeast gathered at TBK
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Tempro Celebrates its 45th Year with
an Anniversary Celebration!

Friday November 28 at the 6:00 pm Shabbat Service
Special Program at 7:15 p.m.

 Discussion and Dinner with several  Tempro Families
Special Guest: Nancy Forgue, County Deputy Commissioner of Human Services
"Tempro's Innovations and  its impact on the persistent problem of homelessness."
Reservations not required, but courtesy rsvp for the simple supper please - All are invited!  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Annual Meeting of Tempro Development Co. will be held at Temple Brith Kodesh 2131 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY on Tuesday November 18 at 7:00 pm in a room to be announced.

See Temple News for more information about both events.

140th Union Thanksgiving Service
Thursday November 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Host: Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Road South
Sermon delivered by Third Presbyterian Church

This service is the oldest continuing Union Thanksgiving Service in the United States. It was first held in 1874 when the First Universalist Church, First Unitarian Church and Temple B’rith Kodesh joined together.


Friday, November 21, 2014

From Rabbi Peter Stein

Our Torah portion this week is Toldot, the section of Genesis that tells a significant part of the story of Jacob and Esau.  It is a story of bitter rivalry between the two brothers.  Interspersed with the chapters  about Jacob and Esau is the one section that describes the adult life of their father, Isaac.  What is notable is that, even though there's not a tremendous amount of detail about his life, Isaac is an important figure.  He is the bridge between the generations: between his father Abraham and his son Jacob, the two towering figures of our ancestry.  Isaac sustains faith in God, he lives as a man of peace, and he remains committed to the land of Canaan.  These become pillars of Jewish life for all time: for all of us to strive to live with faith, peace, and strong attachment to our roots.
On this  coming Shabbat, as we will read Toldot, we will also celebrate a milestone in the life of our congregation.  Friday night's service will feature the installation ritual for Rabbi Kelly Levy.  Rabbi Levy, of course, began her rabbinate here at B'rith Kodesh in July, shortly after her ordination in New York City.  Rabbi Levy has very quickly had a significant impact on the congregation and community, and her warmth, passion, and emotional intelligence are outstanding.  I hope you will join in the service on Friday night...which will also include the great music of Rock Shabbat and birthday blessings for all those with November birthdays.  After the service, everyone is invited to enjoy a hearty oneg with a number of dining stations.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Stein