Letter from Rabbi Ross

Rabbi Michael RossDear TBS friends and family,

Please join Robin Selinger and me as we welcome in the peace and beauty of Shabbat this Friday night. In my house, we will be celebrating Inauguration Shabbat with special foods and drinks. Robin and I will include special prayers and readings for our country.



Next Wednesday evening and Thursday is Tu Beshvat, the New Year of the Trees. It is similar to a Jewish Earth Day. We are now on a cycle of Jewish festivals during our next 3 full moons. TBS will celebrate Tu Beshvat with a short, tasty seder Saturday 1/30 at 11 am. Please bring dried fruits, nuts, and a small amount of maple syrup! Torah Study will meet beforehand, from 9:30 to 11 am. For more on this wonderful holiday see:


I wanted to let each of you know I will be teaching a new, weekly “Judaism 101” course for Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson, this winter on Zoom. This class will meet on Sunday afternoons from 4:30 – 6:00 pm from January 24 to May 9. The class will be organized like a college survey course with a focus on: Jewish history, holidays, philosophy, and prayer. Only a few zoom windows are still open. The course is free for TBS members. Please let me know if you are interested in this class. RSVPrabbimichaelross@gmail.com

Upcoming TBS Gatherings

  • Fri. 1/22, 7:30 – 8:45 pm: Zoom Shabbat Services B’Yachad
  • Sun. 1/24, 4:30 – 6 pm: Judaism 101 Class – Rabbi Ross’ new, weekly class on Zoom. (RSVP needed)
  • Sat. 1/30, 2/13, 9:30 – 11 am: Torah For Our Times
  • Sat. 1/30, 11 – 11:30 am: Tu Beshvat Zoom Seder – please bring dried fruits, nuts and a bit of maple syrup!)