Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

We are in the final hours of this year as we conclude our prep and prepare to welcome 5783 Sunday evening. We are looking forward to celebrating with many of you at services. May each of us, in this New Year, find vision, hope and health. May it be a year of abundant sweetness for you and yours! Shanah tovah!


We will not have the flipbooks available to us this year from the CCAR. If you are attending on zoom, please get your own copies of the High holiday prayerbooks from us. You can purchase the e-books for our High Holiday prayerbooks here:

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

Akron Canton Regional Food BankAkron-Canton Regional Foodbank
$1 = 4 meals

The Temple Beth Shalom annual High Holy Days giving is to the Akron Canton Foodbank. Food insecurity remains high coming out of the Pandemic. Only monetary donations will be made this year. You can send a check made out to Akron-Canton Foodbank at Akron-Canton Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron OH 44307, please put “Temple Beth Shalom High Holiday Food Drive” in the memo section. Or you can donate online at: http://give.akroncantonfoodbank.org/TempleBethShalom
Contact Marcy Caplin with any questions at 330-414-8105.

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.


  • 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
  • Sat. 10/1, 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Prayer Lab at Hillel – with special bagel brunch for Kent State’s Homecoming – zoom and in-person