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Religious School Gift Bags

Our Religious School students will soon be returning to TBS for another exciting year of learning and social enrichment.

Both the Sisterhood and Brotherhood are currently actively planning a warm welcome reception for parents and their sons and daughters.

Special goodie bags will be provided to each of the students... both old and new!

Please help make this project a success! Volunteers will be gathering at TBS this coming Tuesday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m., in the social hall.

Please refer to the e-mail advisement recently sent by Lisa Singer which highlights the specific items needed for the gift bags.

Bring gelt if you’re interested in chowing-down on pizza; a bottle of wine to make the evening memorable; or a dessert to share with others on the “assembly line.”

Contact Lisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Sisterhood Book Club

Ilene Shapiro would like to remind everyone that the next gathering of the Sisterhood Book Club will be at her home on Thursday evening, September 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

You may reserve your place by calling Ilene at 234.380.5009 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Sisters Weiss will be reviewed that evening. We hope to see you there!

WRJ Central District Biennial Convention

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the WRJ Central District Biennial Convention! Columbus, Ohio is the host city for this event which will be held from November 6th through the 9th. Activities and programming will be held at both Temple Israel and the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel.

The featured entertainer for the Saturday night dinner will be Sally Fingerett. Sally is one of the founding members of the internationally known group, The Four Bitchin’ Babes.

Attendees will be treated to musical selections from her latest project, The Mental Yentl.

For registration information, please visit wrjcentral.org.

Yours in Sisterhood,
Emily Audra Fleisher

August 4, 2014

Dear TBS Parents and Friends,

This fall, Temple Beth Shalom Religious School will again provide Jewish education to our children, ages preschool through twelfth grade.

In response to last year’s parent survey, we have made changes in all grade levels of our school for this year. We have restructured how grades are grouped, and will be welcoming some new faculty. Please pay careful attention to the following information.

Class Schedules and Teachers

The first day of school is Sunday, September 7 (except Pre-K, which begins on September 21). The schedule of courses is as follows:

  • Pre-K meets on selected Sundays from 10:30-12 with Ms. Shari
  • Grades K-7 meet on Sundays from 9-12. Parents are encouraged to join us for T’fillah from 11:30-12:00 each week.
    • Grades K-1 with Ms. Jean
    • Grades 2-3 with Ms. Madison
    • Grades 4-5 with Morah Abby
    • Grades 6-7 (pre-B’nai Mitzvah) with Moreh Oudi
  • Grades 3-7 also meet on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 (optional for Grade 3)
  • Grades 8-12 meet on selected Sundays from 12-2 with Moreh Oudi, Morah Stefani, and Rabbi Jim

The full school schedule is attached, and is also available on our website at http://tbshudson.org/calendar/.


We are going to use Google Forms for online registration again this year.
Please use this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/n5crpdy

If you prefer printable paper registration forms, they are available for download here:


Whether you register on paper or online, please complete the payment form and mail it to Temple Beth Shalom Religious School, PO Box 2230, Hudson, Ohio 44236 with the appropriate fees (please make checks payable to Temple Beth Shalom). The registration fee of $30 per family is waived if tuition is paid in full by September 1, 2014.

Our fees have not increased for this year. We strive to take advantage of available grants and other programs to keep our fees low while still providing a rich educational environment for our students. If you cannot afford tuition, please contact me for confidential financial arrangements.

Save the Date: Congregational Family Retreat

One very exciting new program which we will be offering this year is an overnight congregational family education retreat. This inter-generational learning opportunity for students ages 1-101 will take place Saturday, January 17 - Sunday, January 18, 2015 (MLK weekend) at Quail Hollow Resort in Painesville, and will be centered around the theme of “Shabbat Tzedek: Reform Judaism’s Role in the American Civil Rights Movement.” More information, and registration instructions, will follow later this fall.

HuBSTY/NFTY Youth Groups

Once again, we will be offering a NFTY-affiliated youth program for students in grades 6+, under the direction of Youth Advisor Oudi Singer. HuBSTY-JYG is for students in grades 6-8, and HuBSTY-TYG is for grades 9-12. NFTY dues are included in the registration fees for the Post B’nai Mitzvah class. Teens who wish to join HuBSTY but are not registered in TBS Religious School can pay dues of $36 at their first meeting. All Jewish teens are welcome: you do not have to be a member of TBS to join HuBSTY.

High School Programs

Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to register for the Post B’nai Mitzvah “Lunch & Learn” class, during which they will be working with Rabbi Jim to devise a confirmation class program (which will meet such times/days as are mutually agreed). Additionally, high school students who are interested in working with our younger students can register for our Madrichim program, which will incorporate volunteer opportunities with leadership training. Registered madrichim will also have the opportunity to serve as paid aides for retreats and special programs.

Pre-school Programs

In addition to our Parent-Child Pre-K class, TBS offers two other programs for families with young children. “Tot Shabbat” is held prior to the first Shabbat service of each month (usually the second Friday), and is a brief, fun, interactive service targeted at children ages 6 and younger, followed by a kid-friendly oneg. “TBS Tots Around Town” is a playgroup-style program for families with children ages 5 and younger which meets in various locations around Hudson and its environs. Families do not have to be members of Temple Beth Shalom to participate in Tot Shabbat or TBS Tots Around Town, and there is no fee for these programs. Please check the TBS calendar for event dates.

Room Parents and Volunteers

We love volunteers! Parents are welcome to help in our school at any time, whether with special projects or with general classroom activities. If you have a particular interest which you would like to share with our school, please let me know.

This year, our goal is for each class to have a designated Room Parent. The responsibilities of the room parent are threefold: to serve as that class’s representative to Religious School Committee meetings (to be held during Sunday School hours); to organize the class Shabbat potluck; and to work with the classroom teacher to coordinate the class’s designated school-wide holiday celebration.

Please share this information regarding TBS Religious School with your family and friends who may be interested in enrolling their children in our program. We would like to extend a particular welcome to unaffiliated families of young children. Families may enroll students in our Sunday School (grades Pre-K - 2) for one year before becoming members of Temple Beth Shalom.

Your prompt registration and payment are greatly appreciated. If you havequestions about Religious School, or would like to join the Religious School Committee, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330-752-3349.

Stefani Carlson
Education Director

My apartment complex hosts 60 adults who were homeless for most of their lives. Some are veterans. Many have mental health issues, HIV/AIDS, and are very ill.

Maybe you can help me spread the message. We need old clothes, shoes, men/women. Even canned goods. Things like old kitchenware can help as well.

I am trying to reach out any way I can....


Oudi Singer
TBS Religious School Teacher
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Dear TBS Members,

Please read Oudi's letter and consider making a donation. Black plastic bins will be provided in the basement of TBS for those donations. Thank you.

Jane Grover
Social Action Chair

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 Sheldon Ezring. 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
President: president@tbshudson.org
Education Director: education@tbshudson.org

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