Message from the President 8/31/2017

President Eric ChupackI am very excited about our upcoming events in September when we kick-off TBS’s 40th Anniversary and the 2017-2018 TBS Religious School year. September 8-10 is going to be a great weekend of family friendly events.

Friday, September 8
“Family First” Shabbat Dinner at Temple at 6pm (sign up below) followed by Friday night services starting at 7:45pm with The Levins accompanying Rabbi Egolf. Meet The Levins and oneg following the service in the Social Hall.

Saturday, September 9
The Levins will perform in a free concert in our sanctuary with doors opening at 6pm and the concert beginning at 7pm. This should be a wonderful program filled with great music. Gala reception in the Social Hall following the concert. Please register for free tickets since we have limited seating and I don’t want you to miss out.

Sunday, September 10
We wrap the weekend with the First Serve community volunteer event. As this event replaces the first day of religious school, we encourage our families to participate. The event will begin with a short interfaith send-off service at 9AM at the First Congregational Church of Hudson and then we’ll meet at the project locations at Summit Lake in Akron. Lunch will be served. We encourage our congregants to sign up for projects at the Community Center so we can all work together as a group; but you should feel free to sign up for whatever interests you and your family. The important thing is that we sign-up and participate. Free t-shirts will be provided.

You need to sign-up for all events separately. Sign-up for the Friday Shabbat Dinner is done through Sign-up Genius below. The dinner, which is being subsidized by the JECC, will include a nominal $3 donation per person at the door with a maximum $12 charge per family. The Saturday and Sunday programs are both free and can be signed up through Eventbrite. All of the links can be found below.

I would like to thank the JECC for their continued support of our temple and specifically both the Friday night and Saturday night events. I know that we are all busy, but I hope that everyone can find the time to participate in at least one event over the weekend.

Hope to see you there!

Eric Chupack
Temple Beth Shalom President

Temple Beth Shalom
Friday, September 8
Dinner 6:00
Service 7:45 
TBS Sanctuary
Saturday, September 9
Repairing the World
Concert 7:00
 Family First Dinner  The Levins
Please join us for a Family First Shabbat dinner followed by a special service led by Rabbi Egolf featuring our special guests The Levins. Our meal is heavily subsidized by the JECC and we request a nominal donation of $3 per person at the door with a maximum of $12 per family to help supplement the cost.


This concert coordinates with the First Serve volunteer event that includes members of our TBS community, the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent and led by the First Congregational Church of Hudson. This concert celebrates our communities working together to Repair the World through Tikkun Olam. We gratefully acknowledge sponsorship from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. The concert is FREE, but we kindly request that you get your tickets early to let us know you are attending, due to our building’s limited capacity.


Summit Lake Akron
Sunday, September 10
First Serve Serve First 
 First Serve Serve First
Come join more than 1,000 volunteers serving one neighborhood: Summit Lake of Akron – an area that is being reinvigorated thanks to a new effort focused on the Canal Towpath Trail that routes through the community. All are invited to participate.