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.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Director: email@example.com
Led by Past President Larry Terkel and Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger
Friday, August 6, at 7:30 pm
In the TBS Sanctuary
After safely worshiping together with 26 congregants at our first indoor service on July 16, we will hold a second indoor service on Friday, August 6, at 7:30 pm in our sanctuary. Rabbi Michael and family will be on vacation, so Past President Larry Terkel has graciously volunteered to lead our second summer service with Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger.
We recognize that the new COVID strain is active in our area, so we will follow the same protocol that was comfortable for us at our July 16 service. A plexiglass shield is still in place to protect us and Robin when she sings, so we can still enjoy her gift of music. Seating will be limited to 2 couples per every other row. The prayer books we used on July 16 will be rotated out so the possibility of sharing the virus is reduced. For our safety, we will also continue to have a security guard from the Cleveland Jewish Federation outside our building as a presence on-site before and during all future services.
RSVP REQUIRED TO ATTEND
We respect the need to continue to keep social distancing for the immediate future, even for fully vaccinated congregants and guests, so we need to know exactly how many people to expect for pre-planned seating in the sanctuary.
MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES
We respectfully request that those who plan to attend in person be vaccinated prior to the service. Zoom will not be available for the August 6 Shabbat service.
ONEG IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE
A brief oneg is being provided after services. COVID rules will be followed in the foods we serve and how they are presented.
RSVP TO LAURIE FRANKINO firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend in person and list how many people will be in your group.
We encourage you to join us as we continue to welcome you back to your spiritual home, Temple Beth Shalom.
Jonathan Selinger and Laurie Frankino
I hope your summer is going well so far.
For religious school this year, we would like to feature guest presenters sharing something that they enjoy with our students.
I’m wondering if you would be willing to do something with our students that relates to something that you are good at that you can share with us – something that you do professionally or as a hobby.
Almost any subject would work: sports, arts, cooking, drama, humanities, politics, money, etc.
You would bring the technical aspect and I can add in the Jewish aspect and brainstorm the best way to engage our learners (if that is helpful).
Please let me know what you think. If you are up for this, we can set a time to talk about what this workshop or class would look like. The best way to set up a time is to use this link.
Also, if you know someone who would be a good fit for our religious school, let me know. I’d be happy to get in touch with them.
I am excited about having you present to our religious school!
Congregational Shabbat Dinner & Outdoor Service
Friday, August 20 5:30 pm-dusk
Clarke Pavilion at Hudson Springs Park
Our annual farewell to summer cookout and service under the stars.
Details will follow soon.