Letter from Rabbi Ross
Dear TBS Friends and Family,
This Saturday Piper Dallet will be called to the bimah to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at TBS! Join us for this wonderful celebration.
PRIDE SHABBAT – Fri. 6/3
On Friday, 6/3, the Judaism 101 class will hold a final gathering and Shabbat dinner together at 6pm. At 7:30, they will join the TBS community for our first Pride Shabbat! We will celebrate our LGBTQ folks with special readings and a special ceremony to welcome two new students who completed their conversion process. Please join us for this unique evening!
SHAVUOT – A Night of Learning – Sat. 6/4
TBS will join the wider Jewish community for a special night of learning, as we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot together for the first time in two years!
This night of learning is called a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, and the entire community is invited. TBS has been co-sponsoring these for 4 years. Rabbi Michael will teach in the opening hour at 7pm about the book of Ruth and welcoming the stranger. Details about the sessions can be found in the flyer.
Please find ways to support folks in Ukraine this week:
- Rabbi Rachel and I donated to the JDC. I directed a few more TBS donors to send their tzedakah funds there: https://www.jdc.org/
- HIAS is collecting to support the refugees: https://www.hias.org/
- Cleveland Federation is collecting for Ukraine here: https://www.jewishcleveland.org/
- World Union for Progressive Judaism is helping at this link: https://wupj.org/give/ukraine/
Please find ways to research about the Jews in Ukraine as well. The history is fascinating. It’s worth noting how TBS assisted the Jews fleeing the former Soviet Union 30 years ago. Our assistance and support will be needed again. I do believe we will be asked to welcome Ukrainian refugees in the coming weeks and months.
UPCOMING TBS GATHERINGS
- Sat. 5/21, 10:30 am: Piper Dallet Bat Mitzvah – in-person only
- Sun, 5/22, 11-12:30: Volunteer Awards and BBQ Lunch
- SAVE THE DATE – Fri. 6/3 – Pride Shabbat – Zoom and in-person
- SAVE THE DATE – Sat. 6/4 – Community Shavuot Night of Learning at Bnai Jeshurun in Pepper Pike
- Sat. 6/11, 9:30 am: Prophets’ Class – Jeremiah – Zoom and in-person
- Fri. 6/17, 7 pm: TBS Annual Meeting & Shabbat Service – Zoom and in-person