Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS Family and Friends,

We are having Torah Study this Saturday morning to help us prepare for Tisha B’av, which falls on Wed. 7/29. We will study for an hour or so, and then we will have a short prayer service. Please join us!

ZOOM TORAH STUDY (Sat. 7/18, 9:30 am)

1. Accessing our siddur in flip-book format:

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2. Accessing our zoom gathering:

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This Sunday marks the new month of Av. This period is called the “Three Weeks.” Historically, these days mark the destruction of First and Second Temples. (For more about this time period see this helpful article – https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-three-weeks/)

The “Three Weeks” are a time of communal grieving. We grieve the loss of the Temples and we grieve brokenness in our world. May we all use this three-week period to explore the loss and grief we are experiencing around facing the pandemic and the fight for racial justice. May we find time to explore how our individual actions are contributing to the broken-ness in our lives.

TBS will commemorate Tisha B’Av, with a special service Wed. 7/29 at 8 p.m.


Sat. 7/18, 8/1, 8/15: 9:30-11 am: Torah for Our Times – with Rabbi Michael Ross

Wed. 7/29, 8 pm: Tisha Be’Av Service & Learning – The 9th of Av is a special day of communal mourning for our losses.

Fri. 8/7 & 8/21: Zoom Shabbat Services – with Cantorial Soloist Robin Selinger and Rabbi Michael Ross