Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

We have decided to continue our Zoom-only gatherings for the rest of January, due to the current Covid outbreak. We are hoping and planning to return to a hybrid format of in-person gatherings and Zoom options after that. (We continue to receive info and guidance from medical advisors who are assisting Congregation Sha’arei Tikvah, another small community in Beachwood.)

Let go of the week, and join us to welcome the peace of Shabbat. Please join us for our “Zoom from home” Shabbat Service Friday evening at 7:30. We will discuss entering the wilderness.


Our siddur flipbook is located here. Please select the second link on the page for Shabbat, Weekdays, and Festivals:


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 starting on Jan. 23. We held this class last spring and it was a huge success! As of today, 28 people have signed up for this class.

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 four 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. 1/14, 7:30 pm: Shabbat ServiceZoom
  • Sat. 1/22, 9:30 am: Torah Study – “Prophets: King David’s sin” – Zoom
  • Sun. 1/23 & 1/30, 4:30 pm: Judaism 101 ClassZoom
  • Fri. 1/28, 7:30 pm: Tu Beshvat Shabbat ServiceZoom