• 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.

Coming up at TBK

WRJ/Sisterhood Drop-in Knitting Group
Tuesday October 24 at 1:00 pm

Congregatings Speaker Program
Thursday October 26
Lunch at 12:00 noon, program at 12:15 pm
Joseph Avenue Synagogue Project with Dr. Neil R. Scheier, President of the Joseph Avenue Arts & Culture Alliance

Kollel: Sunday Series
Sunday October 29 at 10:00 am (9:30 am for bagels)
Rabbi Peter Stein; 500 Years of Reformation

Coming Up in Greater Rochester
ROC4Israel hosts world renowned film producer & writer Igal Hecht about his new film, My Home.
Monday October 23 at 7:00 pm
At the Jewish Community Center
Open and free to the public
RSVP to Roc4Israel.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Opening Event Fundraiser
Wednesday October 25 at 7:00 pm
An Evening with Andy Cohen -
Watch What Happens When
For Tickets visit the Federation Website

The Philip S. Bernstein Lecture in Jewish Studies 2017
Thursday October 25 at 5:00 pm
At the Rush Rhees Library (University of Rochester)
The Prophetic Tradition and the Civil Rights Movement: How can we respond to anti-semitism and the rise of white nationalism? Presented by Susannah Heschel,
Chair of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College
Sponsored by the University of Rochester Center for Jewish Studies, The Jewish Studies Program, The Department of Religion and Classics, The Frederick Doulass Institute & The Interfaith Chapel.
For information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hazak - Bus Tour
Jewish Rochester: The way it was
Sunday October 29, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
From Temple Beth El

The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Israel@70 Series
Monday October 30 at 7:00 pm
at the JCC
140 Characters: Isael & the Middle East in the Age of Hashtag Diplomacy with Neil Lazarus, author of The New Five Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy.
More information at JewishRochester.org

Friday, October 13, 2017

From Rabbi Peter Stein

I have the privilege this fall of teaching at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.  My bright and rabbistein150thoughtful students are Christians from a variety of denominations, all immersed in an intensive seminary experience as they imagine a life of religious scholarship and service.  I relish the opportunity to introduce them to Jewish texts and teachings, and to engage in dialogue about the sacred biblical books that are common to both our religious traditions.

Torah is, of course, the centerpiece of this biblical tradition.  The Five Books of Moses, as Torah is commonly referred to in English, is considered the most important.  Therefore, we read every chapter of these books during the course of the year.  The week, we will reach the end of the cycle and begin it once again.

Famously, it is taught that the final letter of Torah is a Lamed and the first word of the Torah is a Bet.   Taken together, this spells the word Lev, which means Heart.  It is a subtle reminder that the Torah’s teachings are all about the heart…all about love…all about faith and kindness towards our fellow human beings.  The word love appears many times in Torah: “love the Lord your God…”, “love your neighbor as yourself” and many more.  

As we continue in our never-ending study of these lofty texs, I pray that we will be inspired to lives filled with love.  May we continue to find new insights in the familiar words that have been passed down to us so lovingly through thousands of years.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Stein


Friday October 20
5:15 pm 6th Grade Family Reception
6:00 pm Shabbat Service with 6th Grade Participation
Birthday Blessings and Birkat HaChodesh in support of Women of the Wall

Saturday October 21
Torah: Genesis 6:9 - 11:32
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1 - 24
8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service & Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Benzel

Wednesday October 25
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan



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Rabbi's Column
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TBK Religious School Will Meet
Sunday, October 23 at 9:30am
At 10:30 am our second Preschool Workshop will take place. To sign up for the Noah's Ark program for pre-schoolers contact MThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Religious School office or call 244-7060 ext. 252.    (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Support Camp Newman
The Union for Reform Judaism operates several camps across North America. One of these camps, URJ Camp Newman, was victim to the North Bay wildfires last week. You can read personal statements from the Camp Newman family, learn how members of the community are supporting each other, and make a donation at the Support Camp Newman link above.