• 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.

Nominations
The TBK Board of Trustees is looking for committed congregants to serve on the Board. Get  your nomination form online or in the TBK office. Nomination are due February 1, 2018

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Pulpit Exchange Weekend

Friday January 12 at TBK
7:00 pm Shabbat Service

Featuring Guest Speaker Rev. Rickey Harvey & Kol Simcha, the TBK Adult Choir directed by Jason Berger; with Anna Maimine, keyboard; and Chase Ellison, drums; and
A special appearance by one of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church choirs.
Followed by Enhanced Oneg Shabbat

Sunday January 14 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
(141 Adams Street)
10:45 am Worship Service

Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
Martin Luther King Day Community-Wide Celebration
Monday January 15
8:45 - 11:00 am
Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre

Looking Ahead

Beat the Blahs: The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Opera Series
Sunday January 14 at 1:00 pm
Janacek - Cunning Little Vixen

WRJ/Sisterhood Membership Meeting
Tuesday January 16, 7:30 pm

Kollel: Sunday Series
Social Action Initiative: No One Left Behind
Sunday January 21 at 10:00 am (9:30 am bagels)

Opportunities
Registration Will Open Soon for the TBK Trip to Spain
October 6 - 17, 2018
Contact the Rabbi's Study at 244-7060.

Join the TBK Softball Team!
Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to join our team. Games will be on Thursday evenings starting May 10. Contact the Rabbi's Study at 244-7060

Adult B’nai Mitzvah with Rabbi Peter Stein
This 18-month experience begins in January 2018 and will culminate on Shavuot 2019 with the class members leading the congregation in worship. It's not too late to join! Fee is $100. If interested contact the Rabbi's Study at 244-7060 ext. 227

Friday,January 19, 2018

From Rabbi Kelly Levy

As a child, some of my favorite moments during the summer included watching the sun set at camp, feeling the warm sun on Rabbi Levymy face, and listening to the sound of crickets and cicadas singing from the trees and grass. While it’s hard to imagine anything related to summer right now, I am reminded of those memories when I read this week’s Torah portion, Bo.
Moses continues his plea to Pharaoh to let the Israelite people go, and again Pharaoh hardens his heart. So, the Egyptians are subjected to the signs and wonders (or plagues) sent by God. In this portion, the Egyptians endure the plague of locusts, insects that swarm the people and fields devouring crops and blacking out the sun’s light.
Thinking back to my childhood summers, I remember the sound of crickets chirping and I can’t imagine them invading the fields and blurring out the land with their mass. How could something so small cause so much damage, so much destruction, so much ruin? You can hardly hear one cricket chirping in a vast field; many have to sing their song so that we can really hear their melodious sound.
When I think about the impact that one person has on a cause, or the traction one person attempts to gain when speaking up alone, their voice is hard to hear. The locusts completely obliterated the Egyptian lands with their massive numbers. We, too have the opportunity to make our causes known, to have a greater impact on the world when we speak up together, not just as one. Alone, we are one still, somewhat small voice. But together, we are a great, loud, booming sound that cannot be ignored.
Let us come together as one voice, a voice that swarms the people, speaking truth and justice and peace and love of all humanity. As one, we can impact the entire world. As one, we cannot be ignored. May the locusts of our past be the inspiration we need to join together. Because together, we can make a huge difference and bring peace to this world.
Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi Levy

Worship

Friday January 12
5:30 pm Family Fun Shabbat in Room 214
7:00 pm Shabbat Service, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Pulpit Exchange
& Birkat HaChodesh followed by Enhanced Oneg Shabbat in the Sanctuary

Saturday January 13
Vaera
Torah: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1 - 13, 23

8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service in the Chapel

Wednesday January 17
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

 

 

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TBK Religious School will  meet
Sunday January 14th

Ukulele Shabbat
Friday February 9 at 6:00 pm
Kids & adults, we are looking for people to join in the fun and play a piece with us during the service. To learn more contact TBK at 244-7060 ext. 231.

National Council of Jewish Women Presents
Learn Why Courts Matter: You Be the Judge, an Interactive Workshop
Tuesday January 23 at 7:00 pm at TBK

Free and open to the public. Space is limited; registration is recommended. For more information and to register contact NCJW .
Brighton Town Judge Karen Morris will kick off the evening with an informative introduction to the federal court system. Participants will then consider an actual federal case that addresses a timely and important topic. In small groups led by local attorneys, attendees will weigh the evidence and the law to come up with a verdict.