Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

Join us for our next Prayer Lab session this Saturday at 9:30! We will explore the prayers we say when we first wake up, or when we enter the synagogue. We had an amazing turnout last time, and I look forward to this group growing and developing. Each session is independent, so folks can come and go as they need to and do not need to attend each session. Join us for bagels, great discussion, and some Torah Study about this week’s section, Lech Lecha.

Israel Election Update
Israelis went to the polls and Benjamin Nettanyahu was re-elected after a year or so of a left/center/right unity coalition government. Unfortunately, Netanyahu  was sent into the majority by his outreach to far right extremists, including  Itamar Ben Gvir. Ben Gvir is a follower of Meir Kahane and Baruch Goldstein, the person who murdered 29 Palestinian worshipers in 1994. His party is named Otzma Yehudit, or Jewish Power. We support democratic elections, but we must speak out against fascism and racism. More on the results from the URJ can be found here: https://urj.org/press-room/reform-jewish-leaders-respond-israeli-election-results

Calling All Veterans!
On Friday, 11/11, at 7:30 pm, TBS will host Veteran’s Day Shabbat. If you served our country we would love to honor your service at our Shabbat gathering. We would love to compile a list of the TBS veterans as well. We will have special readings and songs to speak to the occasion.

Prayer Lab – Sat. 11/5 at 9:30 am
These sessions will be multi-access: both in-person and via zoom.
Saturday 11/5 schedule:
9:30 am – 10:10 am – study, discuss the Morning Blessings
10:10 am – 10:30 am – short prayer gathering
10:30 am – 11:00 am – Torah Study of Lech Lecha – Abraham’s journey

You have a chance to do a Mitzvah!!
Starting on November 6, 2022, our interfaith community of First Serve will once again be collecting new and slightly used hoodies for the clothing room at Akron’s North High School. We are looking for pullover sweatshirts with a hood in a variety of adult sizes. Please no hoodies with personal or high school names. Name brand or general brand hoodies are welcome! These hoodies will be available to the North High School students in need of warm winter clothing.

Please consider buying a hoodie and bringing it to a service, a prayer lab or religious school between now and November 19th. Any questions? Please contact Kim Strausser: 330-289-8098 or kimstrausser@gmail.com

TBS Sisterhood Meeting Nov. 13 at 9:30 am
The TBS Sisterhood will have a meeting on Sunday, Nov. 13th at 9:30 am. Please come, say hello to new and old friends and help plan our year of adventures. Location: TBS social hall or attached small classroom.

Sisterhood Latke Fry                                                                                             
The latke fry will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at TBS. The latkes are $10 per dozen. If you would like to place an order, please email Robin Rosen-Sharp (rrsdvm2@aol.com) by Thursday, Dec. 1 with the following information: Your name, phone number, number of dozens, if you will be picking up and paying on Sunday, Dec. 4 or if you are mailing Jean Rhodes (treasurer) a check and picking up your order from the freezer in the Temple kitchen.
If mailing a check please make it out to TBS Sisterhood and send it to: Jean Rhodes, 3036 Vincent Rd, Silver Lake, OH 44224.
If you have any questions, please TEXT Jean at (330) 328-8186.
We do need lots of help to fry the latkes, please see the sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F48AEAD28A1FD0-latke or email Robin Rosen-Sharp (rrsdvm2@aol.com) or Jean Rhodes (jeanrhodes16th@gmail.com) or text Jean.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service – Volunteers Needed!!
Here’s an opportunity to ensure a warm welcome to our guests who will join us at this special service. If you can provide help with set up or clean up for the Oneg on November 20th, please contact Jean Rhodes, jeanrhodes16th@gmail.com. Our guests will bring some treats, but we are asking our own pie or cake bakers to add to the Oneg “just desserts” spread. If you can bring a pie or cake, let Jean know by email: jeanrhodes16th@gmail.com.


  • Sat. 11/5, 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Prayer Lab – Morning Blessings part 2 – in-person and on zoom
  • Fri. 11/11, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Veteran’s Day Shabbat Service – in-person and on zoom
  • Sun. 11/13, 9:30 am: TBS Sisterhood Meeting – TBS social hall or attached classroom.
  • SAVE THE DATE – Sun. 11/20, 7:00 pm: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at TBS!
  • Sun. 12/4, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Latke Fry at TBS