Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossFrom the Rabbi’s desk:

This Friday: Tomorrow night we will have our first Family Friday Night. (It was rescheduled from last week.) We will begin with a family service at 6 with Rabbi Rachel. Community dinner is at 6:30. (RSVPs were needed for the meal.) Our regular Shabbat Service is at 7:30.

Seeking Singers! TBS has been invited to join with the First Congregational Church and Christ Church Episcopal to comprise an interfaith choir! Robin Selinger and Amy McCormick are gathering names for this group. The interfaith choir will perform at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on 11/24 at 7 pm. (Details of the service are below.)

Save the date – two great events on Sunday 11/24: At Yom Kippur, I spoke about the rise of antisemitism. In honor of the memory of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh shooting, I am inviting TBS members and friends to a special book discussion on Sunday, 11/24, 2 pm, at TBS.  A new book, “Antisemitism – Here and Now,” by Deborah Lipstadt will be our study text. We will explore the first two chapters together. Please join us!

Later that evening, at 7 p.m., on 11/24, TBS will join with the First Congregational Church of Hudson, and our host, Christ Church Episcopal, for our Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Each group will provide choir members for an interfaith choir. Our Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger will be leading us in song. I am co-creating the special service with Rev. Peter Wiley and Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed.  All are welcome!

Upcoming TBS Gatherings:

Fri. 11/15:

  • 6:00 Family Friday Night Service (with Rabbi Rachel Brown)
  • 6:30 Community Shabbat Dinner – (RSVPs were needed in advance.)
  • 7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat Service (with Rabbi Michael Ross and cantorial soloist Robin Selinger)


Sun. 11/17, 10:30 am: Global Day of Jewish Learning with Rabbi Brown and Rabbi Ross.

Sun. 11/24, 2 p.m: Rabbi’s Book Group – “Antisemitism – Here and Now” by Deborah Lipstadt

Sun. 11/24, 7 p.m: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, at Christ Church Episcopal

Upcoming Hillel Events:

Fri. 11/22, 6 pm: Friendsgiving Shabbat
TBS members are always welcome, but need to RSVP with Rabbi Ross by Thursday afternoon, 11/21.