Welcome to Temple Beth Shalom!
Services usually on 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of each month
Temple Beth Shalom is a dynamic congregation of about 100 families, under the leadership of Rabbi Michael Ross. 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 7:30 p.m., usually 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.
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Tonight’s Shabbat dinner and services have been canceled, because our boiler is broken and we have no heat.
The dinner and services will be rescheduled for next Friday, November 15. Please sign up here for the dinner: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e44a8ae2ca4fc1-family1
Religious School may or may not be held on Sunday, November 10, depending on whether the boiler is repaired by then. Religious School parents should wait to hear from Rabbi Brown.
Stay warm, everyone!
From the Rabbi’s desk:
This Friday: Tomorrow night we will have our first Family Friday Night! We will begin with a family service at 6 with Rabbi Rachel. Community dinner is at 6:30. (RSVPs were needed for the meal.) Our regular Shabbat Service is at 7:30 with guest soloist Chuck Fink and me. (Next Friday, 11/15, we will have a regular Shabbat Service, with meditation beforehand.)
Save the date – two great events on Sunday 11/24: At Yom Kippur, I spoke about the rise of antisemitism. In honor of the the memory of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh shooting, I am inviting TBS members and friends to a special book discussion on Sunday, 11/24, 2 pm, at TBS. A new book, “Antisemitism – Here and Now,” by Deborah Lipstadt will be our study text. We will explore the first two chapters together. Please join us!
Later that evening, at 7 p.m., on 11/24, TBS will join with the First Congregational Church of Hudson, and our host, Christ Church Episcopal, for our Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Each group will provide choir members for an interfaith choir. Our Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger will be leading us in song. I am co-creating the special service with Rev. Peter Wiley and Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed. All are welcome!
Upcoming TBS Gatherings:
- 6:00 Family Friday Night Service (with Rabbi Rachel Brown)
- 6:30 Community Shabbat Dinner – free for religious school families, $10 for members and guests. Please RSVP for Dinner here. Dinner is provided by a grant from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland for religious school families.
- 7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat Service (with Rabbi Michael Ross and guest soloist Chuck Fink)
Sat. 11/9, 6:30 pm: JCC Annual Campus Gala
Fri. 11/15, 7:30 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Services with Rabbi Ross and Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger. (Meditation at 7:00 pm.)
SAVE THESE DATES:
Sun. 11/17, 10:30 am: Global Day of Jewish Learning with Rabbi Brown and Rabbi Ross.
Sun. 11/24, 2 p.m: Rabbi’s Book Group – Antisemitism – Here and Now
Sun. 11/24, 7 p.m: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, at Christ Church Episcopal
Upcoming Hillel Events:
Fri. 11/22, 6 pm: Friendsgiving Shabbat
TBS members are always welcome, but need to RSVP with Rabbi Ross by Thursday afternoon, 11/21.
The next Sisterhood meeting will be a pot luck dinner at the home of Robin Rosen-Sharp, 7440 Sylvan Dr., Kent (Twin Lakes) on Sunday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share as well as ideas for upcoming events. Please RSVP to Deanna Adelman by 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, by email at email@example.com.
We have publicly thanked Rabbi Ross, Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger and Peter Tavens for their performances during the holiday services; but 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.
- Drew Dallet designed the service programs for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
- Eric Chupack, our chief audio engineer, ensured that our audio system worked perfectly for every service and our video system was in working order for Selichot.
- The TBS Brotherhood led our heightened security team this year.
- The 2019-2020 B’nai Mitzvah Class and their families spent a Sunday afternoon polishing the ark, the pews and silver pieces, set up all the folding chairs, changed all the Shabbat prayer books for the holiday version, and cleaned the dust bunnies off the top of the ark and our beautiful ner tamid.
- Amy McCormick, our new Membership Chair, coordinated the holiday tickets for a record number of guests.
- David Wismer, our head usher for the last 17 years, gathered an excellent crew, trained them and supervised every service. His team of ushers volunteered to direct traffic, operated the chair lift, checked tickets, and answered the many questions asked of them.
- Jean Beasley, Ben Margalit and Art Busch read Torah so beautifully during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
- Barbara Shapiro and Jean Beasley read the Haftorah prayers and English translation during the Torah Services at both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning services.
- Len Rose gave us another award-winning rendition of Jonah.
- Our Shofar Squad, David Terkel, Ben Margalit, Julius Hess, & Len Rose.
- Marcy Caplin coordinated this year’s Food Drive.
- Barbara Shapiro, with help from Joyce Bigam and Jennifer Frankino worked behind the scenes to prepare our Yom Kippur Break the Fast attended by a record number of congregants.
- Wendy Hess and Amy McCormick led our afternoon education sessions during the Yom Kippur service break and the congregants who participated with them.
- Jonathan Selinger, editor of the weekly e-Megillah, kept the congregation updated on changes to holiday service events and oversaw the entire high holy days event, assisting me with creative solutions to logistical issues.
- The TBS Board’s efforts and assistance behind the scenes and as greeters and participants in all 6 services.
- The volunteer service readers, candle lighters and ark openers who participated in all 6 holiday services.