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Rebbe's Tisch

Saturday February 7 following Shabbat Service 

An Overview of the Israeli Elections

With Rabbi Peter Stein & guest Larry Fine,
Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Stay for lunch and discussion - another event in our year-long Israel education programming. RSVP for planning purposes (no charge) to Carol Leichtner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Board of Trustees Accepting Nominations

Why is the future of TBK important?

What skills will help TBK move forward?

How can we help develop relationships within TBK?

We are looking for committed congregants to serve on the Board of Trustees. Change is taking place - be a part of it. Terms begin June 2015 for up to 3 years. Nomination forms are due March 9. 

WRJ/Sisterhood Shalach Manot - Purim 2015 

Once again WRJ/Sisterhood is offering Shalach Manot for sale to send to friends, family, and those who might need cheer. This year they are also offering the opportunity to volunteer by baking, packing and delivering! Contact Kathleen Wilkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Renewal of resolution

So Many Opportunities to
Continue Learning at TBK

The Rochester Kollel
s mailing the Spring 2015 course catalog at the beginning of February. The website should also be updated with new classes soon. Take advantage of the interesting classes taught by members of our congregation as well as the greater Rochester community.



Friday, January 30, 2015

From Rabbi Peter Stein

Looking ahead

Our weekly Shabbat worship and study continues along, with enthusiastic participation.  I enjoy the chance to gather together each Friday night and Saturday morning to relish in that time of sacred peace, truly a respite from the frenzy of the week.  In particular, I look forward to this Friday night’s gathering, a joint service with our friends from Temple Sinai,  when we will host ARZA National President Rabbi Bennett Miller.  It will be an opportunity to strengthen our personal connection to the land and people of Israel, and through our actions, to impact the pursuit of justice and equality.  On Saturday morning, we will read and study the famous chapter of Torah, Beshalach, that tell of the climactic moment when the Israelites escaped from Egypt and journeyed toward Mt. Sinai in freedom.

Beyond Shabbat, there is a growing excitement for our annual celebration of  Purim.  Please plan to join us on Wednesday evening, March 4, the night of the holiday of Purim, as we rejoice in this festive day.  There is lots of fun planned, and all the details will be forthcoming.  For today, I write to extend an invitation.  If you would like to chant or read part of the Purim story, please contact me.  There are parts in both Hebrew and English, parts for reading and chanting.

The primary mitzvah of Purim is to hear the story contained in the Megillah, the biblical book of Esther.  You can help bring this to life by helping to tell the story to the congregation.  I know that a number of you have helped in the past, and I hope that you will volunteer again.  If you have never taken part in this special tradition, please speak with me about the opportunity to be involved.

We are planning lots of silliness and fun for Purim…it is one of my very favorite days in the year!  And, best of all, we will actually have two Purim gatherings this year.  In addition to the Purim service on March 5, we will hold our traditional  carnival on Sunday, March 8.   Both of these assemblies will help us pursue our goal, of expanding our community in joyful ways.


Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Stein


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