Work in Progress!

Thank You for Your Patience!

  • 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.
  • Simcha
    Simcha Celebrate the events of your life here

Your Chance to Make a Difference!
Thursday August 21 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a sorting party at Foodlink, 1999 Mount Read Blvd.

Rabbi Stein and other temple members are taking this opportunity to participate in Tikkun Olam - repair of the world. We hope you will help us!

RSVP to Liza Robbins Theuman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or 585-201-2024. First come, first served as space is limited!

Friday August 22Shabbat Painting
Shabbat Services
will be at

Temple Beth El
139 S. Winton Road 

6:00 pm Dinner ($10)
7:00 pm Shabbat Service
visit TBERochester to sign up or
print and fill out the form here and return it to the TBK office or
pick up a form
in the TBK office

Israel Trip

Israel, Anyone?
Monday August 25
at 12:00 noon

RSVP by TODAY! August 15!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester invites you to be their guest at a very special luncheon about the Rochester Federation Israel Mission Planned February 2-22, 2015. If you are interested in the upcoming Israel Mission, this is a great opportunity to learn more about it directly from Ora Merin, owner of Giant Leaps Israel Travel Agency, who is helping to build the itinerary.

This lunch meeting at the Federation office (441 East Avenue in Rochester) is planned for Monday August 25 at 12:00 noon, to last until about 1:30. A kosher lunch buffet of salads and desserts will be served - but please make a reservation! RSVPs are due by TODAY! Contact Jay Podolsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 241-8624.


Stop the Sirens

Your turn to act!

The Jewish Federation's Israel Solidarity Program in TBK's Sanctuary on Monday was attended by more than 800 people to pray for peace all through Israel and Gaza. The speakers shared information explaining the situation, talking about living in and visiting Israel, and asking everyone to step up to help Stop the Sirens. The desire for safety, security and peace for all was expressed. Participate in their 4 Israel, 4 Questions campaign. Visit to learn more. Help inform our community and support Israel.




Friday, August 15,2014

From Rabbi Kelly Levy

Shabbat Shalom! As we continue our journey through the Book of Rabbi LevyDeuteronomy, we read from Parashat Eikev. Again, this is a continuation of Moses’ final address to the Israelites. He continues to explore God’s vast love for the people and gives many examples in the ways in which God loves the people.
Moses brings up God’s love for the people in an effort to help the Israelites maintain their humbleness. Moses wants the people to recognize that God has indeed aided the people in their travels through the desert, God has led them to the Promised Land, and God has freed them from slavery. It is Moses’ responsibility as the leader of B’nai Yisrael to show the people that they cannot do this alone; we need God in our lives to help guide us through the journey that is life.
As we come together to celebrate another week and another Shabbat, I ask you to take a moment and think about those rare and miraculous moments in which God helped you. We have all had occasions which made us pause and question how we made it through. What did that moment feel like for you? Did you immediately think, “How am I still here?” Did you stop and think that God had something to do with the outcome?
Rabbi Stein and I invite you to consider these questions this Shabbat and as we prepare for the High Holy Days. Take a moment, take a deep breath, and think about the good in your life. Where is God in your life?
Have a joyous and inspirational Shabbat!

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Levy