• 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.

TBK recieves Brighton Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award!

TBK Foundation Legacy Circle Membership Dinner
Friday May 20 at about 7:15 pm
This member event immediately follows the Friday Oneg Shabbat.If you would like to learn about the Legacy Circle, attend the event and include TBK in your estate plan, please contact Lorraine Wolch, TBK Foundation chair for more information and an invitation. Lorraine can be reached at 615-8547 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Red Wings with TBK
Outing is Canceled!

 A Kick-Off to Summer Dan Nichols Weekend at TBK!

Saturday May 21
at 7:00 pm Dan Nichols In Concert - Open to the Entire Community
(at TBK)
Dan will also be with us Saturday the 21st
at 10:30 am Shabbat Service led by our Youth Group &
for an Afternoon Youth Workshop

Sponsored by these community partners:
Camp Seneca Lake - The Debra Lynn Memorial Fund - The Weinstein Family    
Wear your Favorite Camp T-Shirt

Purchase your concert tickets now - Seating is limited!

Dan Nichols is one of the most dynamic and beloved Jewish musicians in North America.
Check out his Jewish rock/acoustic sound at dannicholsmusic.com.
Join us as we dance and welcome summer at this family friendly concert.
Pittsford Dairy ice cream will be available! A brand new flavor - “Kehila Kedosha Crunch!”
(Kosher option available upon request)

Concert Advance Tickets:  $5.00 person/$20.00 
Concert Tickets at the Door:  $8.00 person/$25.00 family  
Purchase at the TBK Office or order at 244-7060 ext. 229 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to  volunteer to help host at the Community Concert
please contact WRJ/Sisterhood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


TBK 2015-16 Tzedakah Campaign

TBK’s Annual Tzedakah Appeal keeps the Temple  operating, supplementing our membership income and
supporting many in our congregation who cannot afford the full cost of membership.

Friday, May 20, 2016

From Rabbi Kelly Levy   

Emor. Speak. Say something important. And when you say something, hopefully Rabbi Levythe people will listen. This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Emor beings with the word Emor, the command to speak. God tells Moses to speak to the priests and tell them information that cannot be ignored. Speak so they will hear you, speak so they will listen, speak so they can continue the customs of the Israelite people.
Speech is one of the most significant and vital elements of our Torah. Speech created the world, speech spurred Abraham to move, speech introduced many husbands and wives, and speech tells the Israelites how to establish their settlements and make sacrifices. Without speech, the people might never have progressed forward and continued the narrative.
Today, speech comes in many different forms. Sometimes we speak words out loud, in sermon or in a formal address to a group of people. Sometimes we write articles and journal entries, letters to the editor and responses to world issues. Sometimes we sing out our stance on different problems, sometimes we remain silent to express ourselves. Sometimes we take to social media, sending tweets, status updates, picture posts, and so much more.
Speech looks different today. Imagine if Moses had every source of media available to him during his time that we have today. What if he live-tweeted his important speech to the priests? What if he shared his opinion in a newspaper column? What if he could go on TV to share God’s most recent message? Would the people have listened as closely?
With the number of speech opportunities we have today, we also have a great responsibility to use that speech wisely. Moses was heard by few, but his message spread far and wide. Our speeches are heard by many, but the real issue is hardly ever noticed. Speech is important; it is vital. We must use it to better the world, to make people feel more secure, comfortable, and at peace. How will you use speech in the future?
Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi  Levy 

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Rabbi's Column
President's Report
In Memoriam

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Sunday May 22 is the last day of Religious School!

L'hitraot (Goodbye for  now, we'll see you again soon)
to our Israel Travelers!
They will return May 19

J Street Presents Alan Elsner
The 2016 Presidential Election: Our Challenge as Jews
Monday May 23
7:30 pm at TBK
Journalist and author Alan Elsner was a Reuters correspondent for 30 years and has a long record of Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy. He is currently Vice President of Communications for J Street.

Israel 2016: The Series
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
David Makovsky
Why is Israeli-Palestinian
Peace So Illusive?

Tuesday May 24 at 7:00 pm
at Temple Beth El
Free of charge. 
Mr. Makovsky recently concluded a stint as a senior advisor on Secretary of State John Kerry's peace team. He is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process.
Learn more at 461-0490 or

Thursday May 26
12:00 noon
Masks of the World
with David Day, anthropologist

 Mazel Tov to our new
BRiKTY Youth Group Officers for 2016-17

President Eliana Stein
Programming VP Robert Calkins
Social Action VP Rachel Faerman
Religious & Cultural VP Benjamin Richardson
Membership VPs Ellis Bronstein & Eric Shapiro
Communications VP Adina Feldman 

Brighton Believes 5K
Brighton Food Cupboard &
Brighton Your Wardrobe
Sunday June 5
Register at JFSRochester.org
or contact Wendy Strauss
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.