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Mad JacksWarming Up a Rainy Night

Thanks and appreciation go to Frieda Miller Brown for her time and talents in organizing our Sisterhood Dinner out on Tuesday evening.

We gathered at Aurora’s Mad Jack’s Grill and Pub, and despite the gloomy and rainy weather, a good time was had by all!

Table talk ranged from sharing pet stories, cat photos, popular authors and favorite book titles to the drama unfolding on the TV show Revenge!

This photo features Shelley, Frieda, Rebecca, Robin, Emily, Marcy and Shelley. (Joining us after the photo was taken was “Birthday Girl,” Robin Rosen-Sharp).

Sisterhood Gift Basket

To the sistas who have generously donated to the Ohio-themed gift basket to benefit WRJ’s YES FUND, we say THANKS!

There is still time to donate an item or to make a cash donation in support of this project.

Please contact Lisa Singer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If convenient, you can drop-off your item at the TBS office. (Be sure to note Lisa’s name on the donation).

Donations of cash and in-kind gifts to charitable organizations are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support of our Sisterhood and WRJ Central District.

Watch the Schmooze

Details will be forthcoming for the upcoming “Paid Member” Sisterhood luncheon on Sunday, November 18th.

At this event, we’ll be honoring our members and also welcoming Rebecca Egolf.

Reminder: Be sure to submit your membership dues to Robin Rosen-Sharp. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Yours in Sisterhood,
Emily Audra Fleisher

Book Club Announcement - Sunday, November 2, 7 pm, at the home of Mitchell Fromm, 122 North Hayden Parkway, Hudson, OH 44236

Book Selection: Guide For The Perplexed, by Dara Horn

All are welcome! Please join Rebecca Egolf, an veteran book reviewer and discussion leader, for a conversation about the newest book by one of today’s best Jewish novelists. Guide For The Perplexed is a novel about how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul, combining fictional modern characters with real historic figures and events.

About the book:
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an app that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s post-revolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.

A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Both he and Josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But what Schechter finds, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant life, will reveal the power and perils of what Josie’s ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten.

An engrossing adventure that intertwines stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a novel of profound inner meaning and astonishing imagination.

Check out a review of the book and profile of the author:

Dear TBS Members,

On behalf of TBS and the Akron-Canton Food Bank, I want to thank you for your generous donations. We filled four food barrels with groceries and gave a cash gift of $2012. This will really help hungry people in our community. I am proud to represent and be a part of such a compassionate, kind and caring congregation.


Jane Grover
Social Action Chair

Most of us don’t realize how many TBS congregants volunteer their time in the preparation and execution of our High Holy Days services.  Thank you all for your valuable contribution.

  • Jeanne Bluffstone for handling the publicity for Rabbi Egolf’s appointment to TBS prior to High Holy Days.
  • Beth Angelotta who donated and planted the beautiful mum plants in the urns outside our front door in honor of the holidays.
  • Kim Strausser, our temple president who gave input on all the service details, and gave a thought provoking speech on Yom Kippur morning.
  • Toby Liberman, who began her term as Vice President with an insightful speech during Rosh Hashanah morning service. 
  • Mark Schildhouse, Ed Weisman, Cliff Bailey, Rick Singer & Len Liberman,   who lead our heightened security team this year. 
  • Mike Miller, volunteer building manager who inspected the entire building to be sure it was ready for services, and made himself available for last minute building emergencies as needed. 
  • The 2013-14 B’nai Mitzvah Class and their families who spent a Sunday afternoon polishing the ark, the pews and silver pieces, setting up all the folding chairs to accommodate the overflow crowd, changing all the Shabbat prayer books for the holiday version, and cleaning the dust bunnies off the top of the ark and our beautiful ner tamid. 
  • Beth Madis, Terri Cremer and Lisa Singer for coordinating the holiday tickets for members and guests. 
  • David Wismer, our head usher for the last 12 years who gathered an excellent crew, trained them and supervised every service. His team of 9 ushers volunteered to direct traffic, operate the chair lift, check tickets, and answer the many questions asked of them.
  • Jean Beasley, Ilene Shapiro and Art Busch who read Torah so beautifully during Rosh Hashanah morning services
  • Amy Chupack, Elisa Gretta and Rebecca Egolf who provided a full oneg of sweets and treats after the Erev Rosh Hashanah service.
  • Ben Margalit and Stefani Carlson who chanted their Torah portions during Yom Kippur morning service
  • Ben Margalit who steps in whenever he is needed to read Torah and Haftorah during Yom Kippur afternoon services
  • Dave Weisman for his moving violin solo of Kol Nidre
  • Len Rose, who gave us another award winning rendition of Jonah 
  • Jane Grover who coordinated this year’s Food Drive
  • 80+ volunteer service readers, candle lighters and ark openers who participated in all 6 holiday services
  • Our Shofar Squad, including Rabbi Jim from the bima, Julius Hess, Gabe Draper, Randy Weiner, Mintz, Ben Margalit, and a darling young lady whose name I don’t know,  who gave us a thrilling new presentation from 3 locations inside and outside the building on Rosh Hashanah morning so the sound of the shofar would follow us out the door. 
  • Ed Weisman who led our afternoon education session during the Yom Kippur service break and the congregants who participated with them  
  • The TBS Board for their efforts and their assistance behind the scenes
  • And my new partner, Art Busch who lightened my load and was a most eager and welcome student.

The Ritual Committee is undertaking large and small projects throughout the year. Please think about joining us as a volunteer for one of them. An hour at home or at temple is meaningful. Do you like to brainstorm? shop? decorate? cook? phone? clean up? We need you! Please contact me by phone or e-mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 330-620-2020.

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

Upcoming Events


Nov.02.2014 9:00am
Religious School


Nov.02.2014 10:00am
Board meeting


Nov.02.2014 3:30pm
TBS Tots Around Town: Jewish Book Month


Nov.02.2014 7:00pm
Book Club discussion of Guide For The Perplexed, by Dara Horn, at Mitchell Fromm's home


Nov.06.2014 4:30pm
Hebrew School


Nov.07.2014 7:00pm
Tot Shabbat