• 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.

A Season of Tikkun Olam at TBK

There are many opportunities for your family to participate in Tikkun Olam and Mitzvah projects in December. Please contact the person listed on this page with any questions about these projects.

Chanukah at TBK
Join us for the Chanukah Dinner and Shabbat Service on December 15
And for Chanukiah Lightings beginning December 12
See the Chanukah page for complete information

TBK Volunteers Donate, Cook & Serve December 25th Dinner
Continuing a long tradition, TBK congregants will, once again, cook dinner and serve it at the Blessed Sacrament Supper Program on Monday, December 25. Approximately 100 diners are expected. There are opportunities to fund the purchase of meat as well as to be a chef, dining room staff or clean-up person. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate or volunteer. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Nominations
The TBK Board of Trustees is looking for committed congregants to serve on the Board. Get  your nomination form online or in the TBK office. Nomination are due February 1, 2018

Coming Up

Congregatings Current Events Discussion
Thursday December 14
11:30 am brown bag lunch - 12:00 pm discussion

The Tax Plan with Stuart Berger, moderated by Scott Fybush
Please give some consideration to a different method for facilitating this group, as the facilitators' schedules are making it difficult to adequately prepare. Perhaps one member volunteers to bring a subject on a rotating schedule? Please give us your thoughts.

Va'ad Tsedek Social Action Advocacy Meeting
Thursday December 14, 6:00 pm
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on this forming group

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Program
Thursday December 14, 7:00 pm at TBK

Anat Hoffman - Women of the Wall (Free of Charge)
Religious Pluralism: What does it mean for Israel & the Jewish People?

Kollel: Sunday Series
Sunday December 17, 10:00 am (9:30 am Bagels)

David & Goliath - A New Version with Warren Glaser

Congregatings Chanukah Party
Thursday December 21 at 12:00 noon
Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information

Welcome Home College Student Shabbat
Friday December 22

The Rochester Kollel
Banned Books Discussion Group
Register by December 20 - lead by Jenna Silpe
Animal Farm by George Orwell
laughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 3, 10, 17 & 24 - Fee: $40

To register visit TBK.org/Education.

 

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

From Rabbi Peter Stein

As the folk song says “Light one candle for the Maccabee children….”

This week, we begin the Festival of Lights, the joyous holiday of Chanukah.  rabbistein150Of course, there is deep symbolism is creating light in the darkest time of year.  We have the ability, through our actions, to create light and hope and happiness.  I pray that we will do so during this festival and in the winter months to come.

During Chanukah this year, we will have many special opportunities to come together.  I look forward to seeing many of you on Friday night at our Shabbat Chanukah dinner.  We will be celebrating with our newest religious school students, with the bnai mitzvah class of 2020, and with our confirmation class.  And, it will time for December birthday blessings, so join me on the bima for that moment!  Terri Richardson is taking dinner reservations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

And, on Tuesday night, December 19, at 6 PM, we will be hosting an interfaith community reception.  All are welcome—and I look forward to seeing many of you as gracious hosts for our friends and neighbors who attend.  Refeshments will be served and all are welcome.  Please invite friends and neighbors, and rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Happy Chanukah and Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Stein

Worship

Friday December 15
5:30 pm Chanukah Family Dinner
7:00 pm Shabbat Service in the Sanctuary
(see service details above)

Saturday December 16
Miketz
Torah: Genesis 41:1-44:17
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7

8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service & Bat Mitzvah of Charlotte Senglaub

Wednesday December 20
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

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TBK Religious School
Will Meet
Sunday, December 17

Summer 2018 Camp Scholarship Applications are due December 31. If you have questions or need information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 244-7060 ext. 235 to sign up.

We are now accepting camp scholarship applications until December 31, 2017.
TBK is pleased to offer merit-based camp scholarships for students in fourth through twelfth grade in the 2017 - 2018 school year and who are committed to continuing their involvement in TBK's school and youth programs during the 2018 - 2019 school year. Contact the Religious School office for more information

For teens traveling to Israel next summer, please take the Farash Institute community application for funds. This application is due in February, 2018. (https://www.farashinstitute.org/Default.aspx?RD=4972)

TBK will be Closed
Following Shabbat Service on Saturday December 23 and will re-open on Tuesday January 2.

Rabbis will be available should you need - dial 244-7060 and choose extension 402 to get the number for the "on-call" staff member.

This affects payment processing - if you wish to have credit card gifts to TBK processed prior to the end of 2017 please be sure the TBK office has your payment by Friday morning December 22. Checks dated for 2017 will be processed into the beginning of January 2018.

We will be open for Worship Services

Wednesday December 27
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

Friday December 29
6:00 pm Worship Service

Saturday December 30
8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service