• Tikkun Olam
    Tikkun Olam Members worked with Habitat for Humanity
  • You are Welcome Here
    You are Welcome Here
  • Youth Kallah
    Youth Kallah Teens from the whole Northeast gathered at TBK
  • Family
    Family Pray and stay--a perfect summer Shabbat
  • Tikkun Olam
    Tikkun Olam Our youth learn to work for social justice.

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Israel 2017 Speaker Series
A Conversation on Israel: Two Points of View, a Shared Dialogue
with Jonathan S. Tobin & J.J. Goldberg
Sunday March 26 at 7:00 pm
at Temple Beth El, 139 S. Winton Road

Philip S. Bernstein Society Speaker in conjunction with the University of Rochester
Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein: Explaining Judaism to America
with Guest Speaker Rachel Gordon of Brandeis University
Monday April 3 at 7:00 pm followed by a reception

WRJ/Sisterhood PAD Party & Lunch
Wednesday April 5 at 10:00 am
RSVP with lunch order now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the Temple B’rith Kodesh community to celebrate the second night of Passover with your family and children.
Tuesday April 11, 2017   6:00 pm

See Holidays for Complete Passover Schedule!

Friday,March 31, 2017

From Rabbi Peter Stein

Chazak, chazak, venitchazek!  Strength, strength, may we have strength!  This simple blessing is recited 5 times a year, as we reach the end of each book of Torah in the cycle of readings.  We did so this past  Shabbat, as we read the last chapters of Exodus.

This week, we open the book of Leviticus.  We call the book Leviticus in English because it has many rules and teachings relating to the Levites—the priestly class of religious leaders.  In Hebrew, however, the book is called Vayikra, which is the opening word of the book….”And God called [to Moses]”

What does it mean to be called by God?  How can we understand God’s presence in our lives?  What obligations and imperatives can we discern as we consider our place in the chain of the generations?

All of this can be considered as we begin the annual study of this middle book of Torah.  I pray that we will be blessed with strength to engage in this study in a vigorous and meaningful fashion.  I pray that we will be blessed with strength to find loving and supportive partners in our study of Torah and our practice of Jewish ritual.  And, to finish the threefold blessing, I pray that we will be blessed with strength to carry the words of Torah into all aspects of our lives, bringing its message of love and peace to all the corners of our community.

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Stein

Final Reminder... there are still a few spots left!
Consultation on Conscience 2017
April 30 - May 2, 2017 in Washington DC
Join us as the RAC brings together Reform Jewish advocates and allies in a powerful moment of collective reflection, conversation, and action. TBK is taking a delegation, so if you are interested, please contact me ASAP!

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Religious School Is  In Session
Sunday, Aptil 2nd

Spector Music Shabbat Service  
Jazz Shabbat 2.0 - Featuring Kol Simcha - our TBK Adult Choir and our TBK Jazz Combo.
Join us as we revive Jazz Shabbat service with all new arrangements by keyboardist and Eastman Jazz Composition student Max Berlin!
Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Coming up!
Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Women's Philanthropy group
Invites all interested to a lunch & learn
The Millenial Mindset: More than just me
Featuring moderator Molly Wernick of the Jewish Federations of North America
Monday April 3 at 12:00 noon
$15 per person - register at  Jewish Federation or 461-0490

Philip S. Bernstein Society Speaker in conjunction with the University of Rochester Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Program

Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein: Explaining Judaism to America
with Guest Speaker Rachel Gordon of Brandeis University
Monday April 3 at 7:00 pm followed by a reception

WRJ/Sisterhood PAD Party & Lunch
Wednesday April 5 at 10:00 am
RSVP with lunch order now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kollel: Sunday Series
Shalom, Y'all! Wait, there are Jews in the South? with Rabbi Kelly Levy
Sunday April 9 - Bagels at 9:30 am, program at 10:00 am Free & open to all