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,
Thank you to everyone that joined us for our wonderful Virtual Interfaith Service Sunday evening! It was a blessing to represent TBS at this special event. It was also a treat to share our wonderful music videos with the broader community.
May we each find an abundance of blessings as we explore our various ideas of gratitude this week. One of my biggest sources of gratitude have been our weekly gatherings, whether on Friday evenings or on Saturday mornings. They have nourished me in many important ways.
Modim Anachnu lach – We are grateful before you, Source of Blessing!
Next meeting of Rabbi’s New Book Group, “Caste,” Sun 12/27, 1 pm
We had a wonderful discussion of the opening two sections of Isabel Wilkerson’s new book. Please join us on 12/27 when we discuss the third and fourth sections of this intriguing book that explores oppression and hate from an American lens, a Nazi lens, and an Indian lens.
Folks who couldn’t make the first gathering are welcome to join in for the second session.
Latkes and Laughter with Deena Nyer Mendlowitz, Sat., 12/12, at 4 PM on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for an hour of latke frying fun! We’ll cook, joke around, and end with lighting the candles and tasting out delicious fried foods. You bring:
- Latke batter (or other ready-to-be-fried food, or frozen latkes from the supermarket that are ready to be cooked)
- Hanukkah menorah
- Hanukkah candles
We bring: the fun!
Upcoming TBS Gatherings
- Fri. 12/4 & 12/18, 7:30 pm: Zoom Shabbat Service B’yachad
- Sat. 12/12, 4pm: Latkes & Laughter with Deena Nyer Mendlowitz
- Sun. 12/27, 1pm: Rabbi’s Book Group, “Caste, part two” – new folks are welcome to join in!
We are collecting latke recipes! Please send me your favorite latke or other fried-food recipe. With your recipe, please also send a favorite Hanukah memory if you have one that you’d like to share. All the recipes and memories that we receive will be gathered and distributed to our TBS members in time for Hanukah. The deadline to send your recipe is Thursday, November 19. Send them to: email@example.com
We are having a special virtual Hanukah program on Saturday (Shabbat), December *12* at 4:00 PM! Hosted by improv comedian Deena Nyer Mendlowitz, we will fry the food of our choice – latkes, sufganiyot (donuts), pakoras, etc, eat, and be entertained by Deena. Before our gathering, I will send you recipes for latkes and pakoras, as well where to buy premade latkes, premade latke batter, and premade sufganiyot dough, so that you can join us even if making the batter or cooking isn’t your thing. This event is sponsored by the Retreat Institute of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and Temple Beth Shalom.
Rabbi Rachel Brown
*It’s December 12 (not December 19 as incorrectly stated previously). Your Humble Editor regrets the error.