E-Megillah 2023-10-06

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

We are planning one more special Sukkot gathering and one amazing Simchat Torah party. The entire community is invited to each of the events. Here are the details:

– 6pm, Friday, 10/6: Sukkot Dinner & Sukkot Service – This special time is specifically for our young families to join our community for this wonderful annual gathering. We will be joined by a special group of international guests that night, “Women Leaders – Promoting Peace and Security.” Pasta and salad for dinner. Short Service afterwards. Oneg Dessert in the Sukkah. Sweaters may be needed.

– 10 am, Sunday, 10/8: Simchat Torah & Consecration – Brady Weinstein, Talia Bronstein, and Evelyn Miller will be welcomed into our school community with this special service. Brunch will be served after the service. The entire community is invited to this special event. (Like on Rosh Hashanah, there will be no Religious School classes on this special holiday.)

Religious School Update
– This Sunday, 10/8, we will have a special Family Simchat Torah Service and Consecration Service. The Service will be from 10:00- 11:15. Brunch will follow the service.

NEW CLASS STARTING – Prayer Lab’s “Making Prayer Real”
Last year in the Prayer Lab our Saturday morning group explored the structure of the prayer service and learned some of the metaphors that appear in the prayers. This year, we will explore the art of Jewish prayer, and explore the stumbling blocks that might get in the way of having a meaningful prayer life.

We will read through a wonderful book by Rabbi Mike Comins with the same name, “Making Prayer Real.” Each week we will read through a short section of the book together. I am asking everyone to purchase the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. (I will provide handouts the first week or two as folks order this paperback book.)

Here’s the link:
Our first session of this new series of classes will be Sat. 10/14 at 9:30.

Sat. 10/20 is Homecoming at Kent State. Hillel will be hosting an open house, and I will be leading a special Torah Study about Noah. Bagel brunch will be served! All TBS folks are warmly welcomed to come on this fun field trip to campus.

TBSBrotherhood meetings/events

  • Brotherhood  Membership
    Annual Brotherhood Membership Dues are due. Membership dues are $36 (double chai) and this year we are adding a sustaining membership level $54 (triple chai). Make checks payable to TBS Brotherhood and mail to 50 Division St., Hudson, 44236 or bring to the next meeting. Please contact treasurer Art Busch, ascyb34@yahoo.com, with any questions. Your financial support is much appreciated.
    The Brotherhood performs much needed projects for TBS. Even if you cannot participate in Brotherhood, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION. This will help to complete the many projects planned for 2023-2024 for TBS.
  • Sun, Oct 8 – Sukkah Removal, 1:00 pm

We meet throughout the year in the spirit of friendship and good humor. We sponsor social events, fundraisers and building beautification projects to support and enhance the TBS community. Contact: Mike Miller at mikemillercsi@roadrunner.com.

TBSSisterhood meetings/events

  • It is that time of year to consider joining the Sisterhood and supporting us with a dues donation. Please email me, Robin Rosen-Sharp (rrsdvm2@gmail.com) if you need a membership form and and would like to mail your payment. Otherwise you can use this PayPal link:
    Please Do Not pay along with your Temple dues as Jonathan has asked us not to do this any longer.
    Thanks, Robin Rosen-Sharp
  • Next year, Jeanie Rhodes will be the president of the Sisterhood. Robin Rosen-Sharp has served as president for nine years and she deserves a hearty thanks. She’ll take over the Secretary-Treasurer position but would be willing for another Sister to come forward to take over these tasks.


  • Fri. 10/6, 6:00 pm: Sukkot Dinner & Service
  • Sun. 10/8, 10:00 am: Simchat Torah, Consecration & Brunch
  • Sat. 10/14, 9:30 am: Prayer Lab – Making Prayer Real
  • Fri. 10/20, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Service
  • Sat. 10/21, 10-12:00 pm: Torah Study at Kent State Hillel
  • Fri. 11/3, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Service
  • Sat. 11/4, 9:30 am: Prayer Lab led by Rabbi Michael
  • Sat. 11/18, 9:30 am: Prayer Lab led by Rabbi Michael
  • Sun. 11/19, 7:00 pm: Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
  • Sun. 12/10, 9:00 am-12: Religious School Chanukah Celebration