Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Friends and Family,

In the wake of our elections this week, one of my takeaways is that democracy won the day. We went to the polls. voted, and went home. Candidates won their races,  accepted their wins or losses, and went home. Americans expressed their desires in a free and fair election. We extend congratulations to our member Casey Weinstein on his re-election.

Speaking of Casey and his wife Amanda, I am placing a call to all of our veterans! 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. (Casey is hoping to join us via zoom, and a  few other vets indicated they are joining us as well.)

Special Torah Study at Bnai Jeshurun, Sat. 11/12, 9:00 am

This Saturday, I will be leading a special Torah Study at Bnai Jeshurun in Pepper Pike. I will look at this reading through a feminist lens. Bagels and coffee for those in-person.

Prayer Lab – Sat. 11/19 at 9:30 am

Join us for our next Prayer Lab session next Saturday at 9:30! We will explore the songs of Pesukei Dezimra. 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 next week’s section, Chaya Sarah. These sessions will be multi-access: both in-person and via zoom.

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.

SAVE THE DATE – Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Sun. 11/20 at 7:00 pm

TBS will host our fifth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. It is our turn to act as hosts. Jean Rhodes is organizing an oneg of homemade pies and cakes! We will be joined by members of the First Congregational Church and  members of Christ Church Episcopal.

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.


  • 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.
  • Sat. 11/19, 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Prayer Lab – Pesukei Dezimra – in-person and on zoom
  • Sun. 11/20, 7:00 pm: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at TBS in person and on zoom
  • Fri. 12/2, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shabbat Service in-person and on zoom
  • Sun. 12/4, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Latke Fry at TBS