Temple Beth Shalom 5


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Sunday, April 12th, the TBS book club met at Mitch Fromm’s home and discussed a wonderful book, Henna House, by Nomi Eve. The group agreed that this was a wonderful book and that it described a time and place with which we were not familiar. Mitch suggested for our next book that we go back to the classics, so we chose The Fixer, by Bernard Malamud. We’ll meet at 7 PM on June 7th at the Fromm house. Please contact Jean Beasley or Ed Weisman (Adult Learning committee chairs) with questions.

Kim Strausser

Sisterhood Shabbat: A Service of Inspiration and Sharing

Please join the Sisterhood on Friday, April 24, at 7:45 p.m., for our annual Sisterhood Shabbat and Oneg. 

Our service will begin at 7:45 p.m. and will include readings from the Torah as well as traditional Shabbat prayers and observances.

Since this is a collaborative effort, please consider supporting this event by either serving as a reader (both English and Hebrew) and/or by donating a special treat for the Oneg to follow.

Lisa Singer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) is coordinating the Sisterhood Shabbat. Please contact her to volunteer your time and talents!

Thank you for your support of Temple Beth Shalom and of our Sisterhood. We look forward to sharing this special evening with the congregation.

Sisterhood Cheesecake Raffle Scheduled for Friday, May 22nd

In conjunction with the TBS Shavuot observances, the Sisterhood will be hosting a special Cheesecake Raffle

Bakers will be asked to create two (2) cheesecakes--one for sampling during the tasting event and a second whole cheesecake which will go home with the winning raffle ticket holder.

Bakers, now is your time to be creative! More than that, we’re hoping that your written recipes will be shared! Also, please notate any food-specific aspects, such as gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and so on.

Raffle tickets will be sold that evening for a dollar each or six for five dollars.

Prior to the Cheesecake Raffle, a Shavout Celebration dinner and program will be held at TBS beginning at 5:30 p.m. Shabbat services will begin at 7:45 p.m.

Cost for the dinner is $5.00 per guest or $18.00 per family.

Please ensure that your cheesecake donation is received at TBS no later than 7:00 p.m. on May 22nd.

For additional information regarding the Shavuot events, kindly contact Stefani Carlson, Education Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Your tax-deductible donations and generous participation are greatly appreciated!

Mitzvah Day Is On The Way...

Sunday, June 14th, has been designated for the 2015 community-based Mitzvah Day. As in the past, we are seeking volunteers to donate their time and talents at one of the community sites and programs included on the roster.

This is a day set aside for volunteers throughout our community to devote some time to bettering the lives of those who could use our help and support.

Jane Grover, TBS Social Action Chair, is coordinating this event. Please contact Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign-on as a volunteer or to learn about the participating community agencies and programs in need.

“The Fifth Question”

Congratulations to Len Rose for winning the “Matzo Math” contest! Len’s response to the question of how many matzo balls were prepared by Lisa and Rick Singer came closest to the actual amount--which was 135. Len guessed 128.

Your special gift is on its way to you, Len. Congratulations!

Yours in Sisterhood,
Emily Audra Fleisher

Kim at wine tasting 2015I would like to thank all of you who attended our wonderful community Seder! It was a success because so many of you came and because so many pitched in to help make it happen. I want to extend a very special thank you to Laurie Frankino, who organized and spent many hours planning and setting up everything. Sisterhood and Brotherhood members were on hand Thursday to help with making charoset and to set up the tables and chairs. We have a very busy April at Temple! We have services on April 10th, 17th and the 24th! On the 17th, we will observe Yom Hashoah Remembrance Day and on the 24th, Sisterhood will lead the service. By the way, if you don’t have a child in religious school, you are missing a wonderful experience. Every time I am in the building during religious school, I am impressed with all the activities that Stefani and our teachers have planned. A demonstration of matzoh baking from the Matzoh Factory last Thursday was impressive! 

Looking ahead to June, I want to remind you that our annual meeting is coming on June 12th, prior to the Shabbat service. We elect our board and we review our finances at that time. I encourage you to contact me or reach out to any board member if you have any questions about what has been happening around the temple and what new things are planned for the next year. You might guess the plans will involve some building improvements. I’m still looking for people interested in a technology group that would like to help support the e-Megillah, the website and our email notifications. Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330-289-8098.

My picture this month is from our recent Brotherhood Wine Tasting event! Yes, I had a great time! Thanks, Ben, for this fun picture and for all the terrific pictures you took that night.

Kim Strausser

Welcome to Temple Beth Shalom!

Services normally on 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of each month

Temple Beth Shalom is a dynamic congregation of about 110 families, under the leadership of Rabbi Jim Egolf. Known as the Synagogue of the Western Reserve, we are a Reform Jewish congregation, affiliated with the national organizations of that movement.

Although the Temple has grown over the years, it endeavors to maintain a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Please come join us so we can share who we are today and our vision for the future.

The Temple is located in a beautiful, historic building at 50 Division Street in Hudson. Friday night services are held twice a month at 7:45 p.m., normally on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. For a schedule of services and other activities, see our Calendar page.

50 Division Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Office hours vary; please call for appointment.

General Inquiries: info@tbshudson.org
Rabbi: ravjim@aol.com
Education Director: education@tbshudson.org
President: president@tbshudson.org
Accounting: accounting@tbshudson.org

Upcoming Events


Apr. 19, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm


Apr. 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Apr. 23, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Apr. 24, 2015 - Apr. 26, 2015


Apr. 24, 2015 7:45pm - 9:15pm


Apr. 25, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am