Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

We have two exciting Chanukkah programs this weekend. On Friday night at 7:30, bring your menorah and come light together at TBS! We will sing Chanukkah songs, and have a brief Shabbat Service, and afterwards we will enjoy latkes and donuts! We will have a discussion about miracles during our service.

On Sunday, at the new City Hall, our religious school families will gather for a special Chanukkah program. All TBS members are welcome, but need to RSVP with Rabbi Rachel Brown. Everyone who comes will get a special Chanukkah bag. (We will not be eating together on Sunday.)


Our siddur, or prayerbook, can be found here. Please select the second book, Shabbat Holidays, Weekdays:


EXCITING NEWS! Our next “Judaism 101” class will begin in January!

I wanted to let each of you know I will be teaching a weekly “Judaism 101” course for Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson, this winter in-person and on Zoom. This class will meet on Sunday afternoons. We held this class last spring and it was a huge success!

If you ever wanted to know more about Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, holidays, or practices, then this class is for you.

This new course is perfect for:

  • potential conversion candidates
  • folks who want to learn about Judaism from an adult perspective and may have paused their Jewish learning as teens
  • interfaith folks who want to broaden their Jewish knowledge base
  • young parents who want to get grounded in their Jewish knowledge

The class will be organized like a college survey course with a focus on: Jewish history, holidays, philosophy, and prayer. The course is free for TBS members and college students, and it’s $54.00 for non-members. There will be 4 inexpensive paperbacks to purchase as part of this course. Please let me know if you are interested in this class. RSVP – rabbimichaelross@gmail.com


  • Fri. 12/3, 7:30 pm: Chanukkah Party & Servicein-person and on Zoom
  • Sun. 12/5, 10:30 to noon: Family Chanukkah ProgramAll TBS members are welcome, RSVP to education@tbshudson.org
  • Sat. 12/11, 9:30-11:00: Torah Study and Bagel Brunch – “Prophets: Young David” – in-person and Zoom
  • Fri. 12/17, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Servicein-person and on Zoom