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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Dear TBS friends and family,
Friday night we will honor Jean Rhodes on completing her conversion to Judaism! Please try and join us for this very special celebration. We will also be celebrating October birthdays and anniversaries!
Zoom Shabbat Service, Fri, 7:30 pm
Rabbi’s New Book Group, “Caste,” Sun 11/15, 1 pm!
I am forming a new book group to read and discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, “Caste: The Origin of our Discontents.” This book looks at the structure of hatred and discrimination in America, Nazi Germany, and India.
She is a historian and writer, who has developed a new perspective on the institutional nature of oppression in this country. She also wrote the award-winning “Warmth of Other Suns.”
The group will meet November 15 at 1:00 pm. Please get a copy of the book and read through the first 100 pages. If there’s desire, we will have a second session on this book as well.
Upcoming TBS October Gatherings
Fri. 10/16, & 11/6, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Service, Welcome Ceremony & Birthday Celebrations!
Sat. 10/24, & 11/10, 9:30 am: Torah for Our Times
If you borrowed new High Holy Days prayer books from TBS for our on-line services, please return them to Beth Madis at your earliest convenience. Those who live on the west side can contact Laurie Frankino to drop your books off.
We have publicly thanked Rabbi Ross, Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger and Peter Tavens for their performances during the holiday zoom 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.
- Brotherhood for cleaning up the grounds around the temple
- Robin Rosen Sharp for hosting Monday Wine with Friends through the summer to keep our sisterhood members in touch with temple news and opportunities
- Drew Dallet for designing the bookplates for our new Holiday Prayer Books
- Art Busch for delivering the plexiglass shields to temple
- Marcy Caplin for organizing our annual food drive
- Jean Rhodes for creating sewing instructions to create your own kippas for services
- Beth Madis for handling the distribution of new prayer books to those who wanted to borrow them for services
- The TBS Board of Trustees and Harry and Georgene Berman who hand delivered holiday honey cakes to our congregants to enjoy with their Rosh Hashanah meals.
- To Eric Chupack our High Holy Days Sound Engineer who endured 5 pre-holiday rehearsals to ensure that the sound you heard during all services was as clear and balanced as possible on Zoom, and who coached Laurie through the Zoom process so the correct people would be on screen at the right time.
- James Field & TBS volunteers who created backpacks for First Serve
- Susan Terkel & Linda Wismer for sewing hundreds of masks for the school students for First Serve
- Robin, Amy, Kim and Dick for creating the beautiful video renditions of our most special holiday songs. They are all featured on our website for you to enjoy.
- Our Torah readers, Jean Beasley, Art Busch and Ben Margalit and our prayer book readers
- David Terkel and Julius Hess for blowing shofar
- Larry Terkel for leading the Yom Kippur afternoon zoom discussion of the story of Job
We thank all of these volunteers for supporting TBS in preparation of this year’s high holy days services.
- And to our congregation who supported this year’s holiday services by participating in record numbers under very unusual circumstances on Zoom. Thank you all..
Thanks to everyone for being part of our first-in-a-lifetime Zoom high holiday services!
A special thanks to Amy Greenberg McCormick, Dick McCormick, Kim Strausser, and Steven Greenman for their time and talent in creating special music features.
These musical pieces are now uploaded to Youtube. Videos include:
“Yotzeir Or” composed by Laura Berkson, performed by Kim, Amy, and Robin
“Heal Us Now” composed by Leon Sher, performed by Amy, Dick, and Robin, featuring Amy on piano and singing the lead solo
“Mah Tovu” composed by Danny Maseng, performed by Amy, Dick, and Robin, featuring Amy on piano
“Kol Nidre” performed by violinist Steven Greenman, in a recording commissioned by TBS
Thanks also to Laurie Frankino and Eric Chupack, our Zoom & audio experts, for bringing the music to you at home. I deeply appreciate their many long hours of preparation to make the technology work, and their intense effort to manage all aspects of the zoom broadcast. And a special thanks to Laurie for setting up the plastic dividers to optimize our safety on the bima.
And thanks as always to Rabbi Ross and to our wonderful piano accompanist Peter Tavens for another meaningful and uplifting high holiday season!