• 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.

Sisterhood is now taking orders for Shalach Manot.
Order Forms are due February 22nd.

Rabbi Stein Congratulatory Letter to President Trump January 20, 2017

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Advance Notice of a Very Special Event!
A Special Upcoming Event
The Sacred Calling - Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate 

Thursday April 6 - Dinner & Panel Discussion
Friday April 7 - Teaching with our Special Guests

We will welcome home all the women that have served TBK as rabbis. Rabbis Roz Gold, Judy Cohen-Rosenberg, Alison Kobey and Rebecca Gutterman will join us (along with Rabbi Kelly Levy) for a learning experience centered around this award-winning book.

The Sacred Calling examines the ways in which the reality of women in the rabbinate has had an impact on all aspects of Jewish Life. In this anthology, rabbis and scholars from across the Jewish world reflect back on the historic significance of women in the rabbinate and explore issues related to both the professional and personal lives of women rabbis. This collection examines the ways in which the reality of women in the rabbinate has impacted on all aspects of Jewish life, including congregational culture, liturgical development, life cycle ritual, the Jewish healing movement, spirituality, theology, and more.

You can begin reading the book now! TBK has it available for a special price of $20.
Contact Terri Richardson 244-7060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase your copy.

Friday, February 17, 2017

From Rabbi Kelly Levy

Just two weeks ago, over a thousand people gathered in our beautiful sanctuary to pray for peace and to respond to the refugee crisis from around the globe. It was an incredible show of the interfaith community here in Rochester, one that makes me proud to be a member of Temple B’rith Kodesh. For me, the most profound and amazing visual was seeing this huge interfaith community come together with one purpose: to gather as one community, with one voice, singing and praying for the sake of humanity.

Additionally, I have enjoyed learning from other faiths and cultures immensely during these difficult times. Each faith brought a special reading and perspective to the gathering, all with one clear message of love for our neighbor. In this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, Moses also has an opportunity to learn from another culture. As the Israelites travel through the desert, they stop to spend some time with Moses’ father in law, Jethro. Jethro observes Moses’ interactions with the people as he sits as judge and jury for each individual case brought to him. Jethro convinces Moses that this task is too great for one person and gives him alternative solutions. This is the first instance in which our people have turned to the interfaith community for guidance and help.

Both Moses and TBK have relied on the support of the interfaith community for guidance, for assistance, and for friendship. Just as Moses learned how to be a better leader from Jethro, we have learned how to be stronger and more inclusive because of the interfaith community in Rochester. May we all continue to grow with one another, creating a holy and peaceful place for each and every person in our midst. May we all continue to learn from one another, becoming the best versions of ourselves possible. And may we all continue to inspire each other with faith, hope, and love.

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Levy

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Soles4Souls - Cooper Cohen's Bar Mitzvah Project
Cooper is collecting shoes that are clean and in decent shape for this non-profit which distributes shoes to those who need. Please tie or rubber-band the shoes together and drop them in the collection box in the school during January and February.

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RAIHN
TBK's week at RAIHN (Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network) is February 12-19
We need to...
host dinners and overnights, prepare hot breakfasts on the weekend, host at the Day Center Saturday and Sunday Work, behind-the-scene setting up bedrooms, shopping for food and supplies, laundering linens and towels, and converting "bedrooms" back to Sunday School rooms.

To participate, please sign up here .t Together, we can meet our goal of providing a good night's rest in a safe place where we share healthy meals with our RAIHN families. For information please contact Lou Loggi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-4237), Laurie Mahoney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 747-5852) or Liza Robbins Theuman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 201-2024)

A reminder from Rabbi Stein
Consultation on Conscience 2017: April 30 - May 2, 2017 in Washington DC
Join us as the RAC brings together Reform Jewish advocates and allies in a powerful moment of collective reflection, conversation, and action. While TBK is taking a delegation at a special rate and registration will remain open for a while, your options for travel arrangements and hotel accomodations will not be available much longer!

 Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating. 

Say YES to the Prom Dress!
Join Brighton High School & Brighton Your Wardrobe to find a new home for that prom dress hanging in the closet. Please drop off clean donations by February 10 at Brookside School, 220 Idlewood Rd., from  7:20 am - 6:00 pm on school days. They are collecting:
Men's Formal Wear Ties Belts Jackets
Women's Formal Wear Jewelry Shoes Purses

Cooper Cohen's Bar Mitzvah Project
Cooper is collecting shoes that are clean and in decent shape for this non-profit which distributes shoes to those who need. Please tie or rubber-band the shoes together and drop them in the collection box in the school during January and February.