• Tikkun Olam
    Tikkun Olam Members worked with Habitat for Humanity
  • You are Welcome Here
    You are Welcome Here
  • Youth Kallah
    Youth Kallah Teens from the whole Northeast gathered at TBK
  • Family
    Family Pray and stay--a perfect summer Shabbat
  • Tikkun Olam
    Tikkun Olam Our youth learn to work for social justice.

See Rabbi Peter Stein's Comments
at the TBK Annual Meeting & Dinner
Friday June 1

See Rabbi Stein's Thank You
to Rabbi Kelly Levy
For her Service to TBK

Coming Up

Congregatings Current Events Discussion
Thursday June 14 at 11:30 am

Shabbat Service & Birthday Blessings
Friday June 22 at 6:00 pm

WRJ/Sisterhood Drop-in Knitting
Tuesday June 26 at 1:30 pm

Congregatings Speaker Program
Thursday June 28 at 12:00 noon
Sheila Weinbach presents
VFI-USA - Volunteers for Israel®.

In July...
Come in during the month to select some library books, as we slim down the collection. Take your selections home in exchange for a donation to TBK!

TBK Delegation To Walk in the
Rochester Pride Parade!
Saturday July 21 at 1:00 pm
Please contact Rabbi Stein to join our delegation in support of Rochester's LGBTQ community. Once you sign up with Rabbi Stein, he will provide instructions on where to meet that day.


The TBK Congregational Picnic will be held on Sunday September 16.
More information will be forthcoming!


Wedding or Shower Gifts are Available at your WRJ/Sisterhood Judaica Shop
Beautiful handmade wood cutting boards by our own TBK member Bob Clar will make wonderful Mother’s Day or Wedding gifts! We have Judaica as well as other items available year round for your wedding, wedding shower, birthday and bar/bat mitzvah gift needs.

We are starting to carry items made by local artists. Come and check them out in the case by the sanctuary or in the shop! The shop is open by appointment - call 244-7060. Special orders are welcome!


Please Join
The Legacy Circle

Have you included a gift for Temple B’rith Kodesh by designating the Temple B’rith Kodesh Foundation in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy? By letting Michael Yudelson, our executive director, know, you will assist TBK in securing an unrestricted incentive grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester in collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation!

Friday, June 15, 2018

From Rabbi Stein


This week’s Torah portion presents the challenging case of Korach, a passionate and revolutionary leader of the people during the forty years in the desert.  Korach is roundly condemned for his actions in leading an uprising, but there are also many who reflect on the challenge of how one can and should act on their convictions.  After all, Judaism is a faith and a culture that celebrates questions.  Yisrael literally means one who wrestles with God.

Ultimately, a strong leader is one who has clear opinions but also finds ways to hear those with different opinions.  Korach is criticized not because he is zealous, but because he it is understood that he was acting for his own advancement, not for the good of the community.  A strong leader acts to build up those around her or him.  A strong leader has a vision, and brings in partners to implement it.

This week, our TBK board selected officers for the coming year.  These selfless volunteers will bring their vision to the essential work of the board and congregation, especially as we discern the path to a strong future.  I am confident that they will each be passionate and inclusive, and we will be strengthened by their efforts.  Thank you and congratulations to those who have been selected!

Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Peter Stein


Friday June 15
6:00 pm Shabbat Service
Cookie Oneg Shabbat sponsored by
Maurice Landesberg in honor of the
naming of his granddaughter Adira

Saturday June 16
Torah: Numbers 16:1-18:32
Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14-12:22
8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service

Wednesday June 20
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

Special Summer Shabbat Services
Shabbat Under the Sky Friday July 20 at 6:00 pm
We look forward to seeing you at our Shabbat celebration welcoming Rabbi Rochelle Tulik! Services, "Bring your Own" Picnic Dinner & S’mores! We will be outside – seats will be available. Bring your own dinner (no pork or shellfish please!) and TBK will provide drinks and S’mores. Volunteers and fire pits are needed. Please RSVP by July 13.

Shabbat Cookout Dinner Featuring
The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra Friday August 10

6:00 pm Abbreviated Outdoor Shabbat Service 
6:30 pm Cookout & Music
Join us for a Summer Shabbat Musical experience. Bring a blanket, a friend, and your singing voice. Dinner (provided by TBK) will include kosher hotdogs/hamburgers/veggie burgers. Dessert will be generously provided by WRJ/Sisterhood. Please RSVP by August 3

RSVP for these events to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to
Terri Richardson at 244-7060.

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It's time to get our gardens cleaned up!
Amy Kahn is coordinating volunteer gardeners.She is hoping to start on Sunday June 24 at 9:30 or 10:00 am. Weekday evenings are possible as well. Help beautify TBK!  If you would like to help, please contact the TBK office.

Brighton Food Cupboard
is in need of Toilet Paper and Toiletries. Please drop any donations at Brookside School, 220 Idlewood Rd. on school days between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm
To make a monetary donation please visit Jewish Family Service.
To volunteer at the Brighton Food Cupboard please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Annual Meeting
A Celebration of Commnity
Monday June 18 at 7:00 pm
at the JCC
Celebrate shining stars in our community!

Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday June 19, 2:00 - 7:00 pm
at the JCC - 1200 Edgewood Avenue
The summer months are challenging for blood bank collection. Please consider giving...

Tour the First Jewish Cemetery in Rochester
Sunday June 24 at 11:00 am
Join Nancy Krause at Mt. Hope Cemetery
to tour sacred Jewish areas, grave sites and well-known personalities at Mt. Hope.
$10 for those who are not members of Friends of Mt. Hope

Golfers Please Note!
Temple Beth David &
Temple Beth El

invite you to join them for their 2nd Annual Joint Golf Outing & Kosher Dinner
at Eagle Vale on August 6
Please mark your calendars!

TBK is Going
to the NFL!

Sunday November 4
Join your temple family to watch the Buffalo Bills battle the Chicago Bears! Join us in the excitement of live NFL action on November 4, as we travel to New Era Field. Exact price and departure/return times will be announced shortly. Price will include round trip bus and a seat at the game. Email Heather Chesterton or speak with Rabbi Stein if you are interested in attending. Don’t miss out - we only have a limited number of spots!