Letter from Rabbi Ross

From the Rabbi’s Desk:

The holiday of Tu Beshvat begins Sunday evening. This is the New Year of the Trees, and it is a Jewish Earth Day. TBS will celebrate this wonderful holiday next Friday with a special learning session during our Oneg.

Also, the entire TBS community is invited to meet at Kent State Hillel on Sun. Feb. 2 for a special Open House & Tour. We will meet Hillel’s Executive Director, Adam Hirsh. He and I will talk about the wonderful opportunities that exist between our two groups.


Fri. 1/25: Shabbat Service, Meditation & Tu Beshvat Celebration!

  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Meditation – Two brief meditation exercises to let go of the week. We gather in the Board Room.
  • 7:45 – 9:00 pm: Shabbat Service – with Cantorial soloist Robin Selinger
  • 9:00 – 9:20: Tu Beshvat Celebration & Learning – enjoy special foods from Israel as we mark the new year of the trees!


Fri. 1/18: Shabbat Dinner & Services!
Please RSVP by Thursday 1/17 to join the service, at 6pm, and the yummy Shabbat dinner, at 7pm.

Sun. 2/3: TBS Community is invited to Tour Hillel!

  • 10 am Board Meeting at Kent State Hillel
  • 1 pm Dessert Reception and Tour of Hillel. Come meet Hillel’s Executive Director¬†Adam Hirsh and Rabbi Michael Ross as they discuss the new, special relationship with TBS!