• 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.


Nomination form for TBK Board of Trustees -Deadline March 9, 2016

Jewish Family Service
Gala Masquerade Ball
honoring the Founders of the Brighton Food Cupboard Susan Kramarsky & Dr. Kevin McGowan, Ed.D - Superintendent of Brighton Central Schools

Saturday, March 12
6:30 pm at Temple Beth El
More info & RSVP

Second Seder Night at TBK!

Will you attend? Your opinions wanted. See the Announcements page for more information! Email Terri Richardson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your view!

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, February 11, 2015

From Rabbi Peter Stein

This week's Torah portion, Terumah, is set after the dramatic events at Mt. Sinai. The narrative settles into a description of life in the desert, where the Israelites will wander for 40 years. They receive important instruction for the construction of the Tabernacle - the desert sanctuary - which includes the Ark to hold the Ten Commandments.

The name for that Tabernacle is Mishkan. It is the same word that is used for our prayerbook: Mishkan T'fillah. The prayerbook is a repository for many hundreds of years of sacred reflections. It is fixed, in the sense that it is printed and bound within two covers. It is fixed, also, in the sense that we use it in our beautiful synagogue building.

However, drawing on the image of the Mishkan of old, the prayerbook is a reminder to us that we are on a journey. Life never stands still, and we always have an opportunity to learn and grow and change.

In the Torah portion's description, we are told that each person should bring "as their heart so moves them." Each person's contribution is unique, and each person has a unique path on the journey of life. In this week of Terumah, I pray that we will each be blessed in our going and in our coming.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Stein

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Temple Beth David to co-locate at TBK

Religious School
will NOT meet
Sunday February 14
The next
Sunday Religious School
will be Sunday February 28
Midweek Hebrew
will resume February 23

The Rochester Kollel
Registration now for the Spring semester!

Purim Planning
Would you like to help develop our Purim Celebration for Adults & Children?
We are seeking energetic volunteers!
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