Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

We have two wonderful events to prepare us for the High Holidays this weekend! On Friday night at 7:30, we have our Shabbat Service where we welcome back Robin and Jonathan Selinger from their extended visit in Israel this summer. On Saturday night at 7:30, we have dessert, text study, and Selichot. All are welcome! Join us!

Zoom Links for Friday and Saturday evenings gatherings:
SIDDUR: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/resources-repaginated/

Prayer Lab – Saturday 9/24 at 9:30 am

This year our topic for study on Saturday mornings will be Jewish prayer. We will dive deep into the siddur and examine the art of prayer. Each session we will select a prayer or two to explore and then we will have a brief prayer service and discussion. These classes will be called “Prayer Lab.”

For our first 4 sessions, we will focus on the High Holiday prayers and we will prepare ourselves for the transformative nature of the High Holidays with some special journaling sessions.

Snacks will be served. All are welcome!

Rosh Hashanah5783 High Holy Days Service Schedule
All services will originate from the temple
With a Zoom option

Saturday, September 17 Selichot in the TBS Social Hall 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 25 Erev Rosh Hashanah
In the sanctuary with a Zoom option
7:30 pm
Monday, September 26 Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
In the sanctuary with a Zoom option
10:00 am
Tuesday, October 4 Kol Nidre Service
In the sanctuary with a Zoom option
7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 5 Yom Kippur Morning Service
In the sanctuary with a Zoom option
10:00 am
Afternoon In person Study Sessions 1:30 & 3:00 pm
Afternoon Healing Service & Yizkor
With Zoom option
4:30 p.m.
Closing Service 5:30 pm
Break the Fast – by reservation 6:30 pm

SELICHOT – A First Step Toward Repentance –
Sat, 9/17, 7:30 pm

On the road to repentance, we can begin with small steps by saying sorry, or slichah. Our tradition provides the opportunity for us to do that with Selichot prayers. The Selichot service begins the annual process of gathering as a community to pray for forgiveness.

Please join Rabbi Michael Ross Saturday night, September 17, at 7:30 pm, in the TBS Social Hall, for desserts and treats followed by an informal discussion of Avinu Malkeinu, ”Our Father, Our King”, the moving prayer recited during services during the Ten Days of repentance from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur. No preparation is necessary to participate. In person and Zoom participation will be offered.

Rabbi Ross will follow the discussion with a short service beginning with the changing of the Torahs’ mantles into their High Holy day white, preparing us for our own season of transformation. Everyone is welcome.

High Holy Days Tickets

* TBS Member Tickets
High Holy Days Ticket packets have been mailed to all current congregants this week. If you have not received your packet, please contact either Laurie Frankino at lfrankino@gmail.com, or Jonathan Selinger.

* Guest Tickets
Guest tickets for our holiday services are available by contacting Amy McCormick at amy81752@aol.com.

* Student Tickets
Student tickets for our holiday services are available by contacting Rabbi Ross at rabbimichaelross@gmail.com or Amy McCormick at amy81752@aol.com.


  • Fri. 9/16, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Service
  • Sat. 9/17, 7:30 pm: Text Study, Journaling & Selichot Servicein-person, text study and journaling available on zoom
  • Sat. 9/24, 9:30 am: Prayer Lab – Preparing for the High Holiday – zoom and in-person
  • Sun. 9/25, 7:30 – 9:00 pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah services – zoom and in-person
  • Mon. 9/26, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Rosh Hashanah morning services – zoom and in-person