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    Tikkun Olam Members worked with Habitat for Humanity
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    You are Welcome Here
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    Youth Kallah Teens from the whole Northeast gathered at TBK
  • Family
    Family Pray and stay--a perfect summer Shabbat
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    Tikkun Olam Our youth learn to work for social justice.

Thanksgiving Basket Food Collection

The wish list for this year’s baskets are:  Small frozen turkey - Canned vegetables - Instant mashed potatoes - Stuffing mix - Gravy packets or jars - Canned sweet potatoes  - Canned cranberry sauce - Pie/Dessert

Please consider purchasing either a full basket, or some of the above items to help reach the goal.  Non perishable food can be left at any time in specially marked containers on both the Religious School and Sanctuary sides of Temple.  Frozen turkeys, or complete baskets, must be delivered to Temple on Sunday morning, November 22, between 10:00 -10:30.  We will meet in the Wolk Family Center, where Krystal Ellis, executive director of Wilson Commencement Park, and Jerry Zakalik will tell us about both of these amazing programs.  For more information, or to let us know what you will donate, contact Liza Theuman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-201-2024, or Julene Gilbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-766-5492.

TBK Goes to RBTL
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

We must reserve our block of tickets now.
If you think you would like to join us for an evening of musical theatre on Thursday March 10,
please let us know so that we may estimate the number of tickets we need.
Cost will be $65/person. Reservations will be due with payment by November 20.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

From Rabbi Kelly Levy

Thanksgiving. The time of year when we fill our plates with delicious food, remember to say thank you to all of the wonderful Rabbi Levypeople in our lives, and express our gratitude for all of the blessings we have. We often forget to be thankful for some of those gifts throughout the year, so I am thankful that we have a day that reminds us to be thankful for all that we have.
This Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for the incredible generosity of both time and money that was donated so graciously this past week. Members of the TBK community came together this past Sunday to create baskets of complete Thanksgiving meals for those who might not have had a joyful feast on Thursday.
Many of you donated food, including vegetables, stuffing, and of course TURKEY! And many of you donated time to organize these baskets and deliver them to the single parent families at Wilson Commencement Park and TEMPRO’s Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative in Greece, as well as TEMPRO’s housing in the city. Without you, these families would not have had a decent meal to enjoy.
So, THANK YOU for your time, your effort, your willingness to support those who don’t have as many blessings as the rest of us. And, a special thank you to Liza Robbins-Theuman for organizing this incredible act of tzedakah and Tikkun Olam. None of this would have been possible without you!
On this Shabbat, and on every Shabbat, may we be thankful for all that we have and all that we do. During this season of thanksgiving, may we continue to build on our Kehilah Kedosha, our holy, sacred, and beautiful community.
Happy Thanksgiving and Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi  Levy

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Faith in Action Network Racial Justice Program
“I’m Not Racist. . .Am I?”
sponsored by Facing Race, Embracing Equity (Rochester’s racial equity initiative) provides Rochester area high school and college age youth with an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogues about race and privilege. 

Downtown United Presbyterian Church and MetroJustice are hosting a screening of the documentary "I'm Not Racist...Am I?"
on Monday, November 23, 6:30 - 8:45 pm at
121 North Fitzhugh Street.  Admission to the is without charge. We are asking for a free will donation. RSVP to Ms. Pat Mannix at 469-8249
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TBK Travels to Israel 2016

Israel travelers and those considering the spring 2016 TBK trip... late news on Announcements page!

If you missed our meeting this week, contact
Heather Chesterton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
to put your name on the list of interested parties.

You can see all the trip information as well as register for the trip at keshetisrael.co.il/groups/4776.

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