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About TBK

Mission and Vision of Temple B'rith Kodesh

TBK will lead Reform Jewish worship, education and healing - acts l’dor va’dor, from one generation to the next.

Temple B’rith Kodesh is a vibrant Reform synagogue with deep roots within the Greater Rochester community, where Ve’ahavta l’re’echa kamocha “Love your neighbor as yourself” informs all that we do.  Our diverse membership creates a welcoming home for every individual to embrace God, share Jewish values, and join a tradition of reaching out to repair our world.  Temple leadership, congregant led committees, and social groups create opportunities for personal growth and to establish friendships to last a lifetime.  Our community supports a strong State of Israel and its essential role in assuring peace, respect, and tikkun olam for the international Jewish community and all peoples of our world. 

 

Temple B'rith Kodesh was founded in 1848 as an Orthodox synagogue with 12 members. It is the oldest Jewish congregation and the largest Reform temple in the greater Rochester area.

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Temple B’rith Kodesh moved to its current location at 2131 Elmwood Avenue in 1962.  We currently serve over 800 families.

 

 

Temple B'rith Kodesh Exterior

 

 

 

 

 

TBK Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBK Ark

 

 

Parashat

Parashat Vayigash

In this Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers refuse to return to Canaan without Benjamin, whom Joseph has falsely accused of theft. Joseph reveals his true identity and invites his brothers to return for their father, Jacob, and bring him and their families to Egypt to live. When they return, Joseph introduces his father to Pharaoh, and, at Pharaoh’s suggestion, the family settles in Goshen, a particularly fertile region of Egypt.

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