• 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.

Rabbi Stein Congratulatory Letter to President Trump January 20, 2017

Rabbi Stein Mt. Olivet Exchange Sermon 2017

Mark Your Calendars for
Give my Regards to Shushan

Purim... from Bimah to Broadway

Saturday March 11
Purim... It's not just for kids anymore!

Adult Evening Event

Sunday March 12
Megillah Reading and Purim Activities for Children during Religious School

Passover 2017
In addition to our regular Passover Services, this year we will again host a 
Second Night Seder on Tuesday April 11

Stay Tuned for Details!

Upcoming Events

Friday January 20 Shabbat Services at 6:00 pm
K-2nd Grade Shabbat Service & Shabbat Service with Student Participation

Sunday January 22 at 10:00 am (Bagels at 9:30 am)
Kollel: Sunday Series
Rabbi Peter Stein - Rabbinic Reflections on the 2016 Election

Thursday January 26 at 12:00 noon
Congregatings! The new name for the TBKers!
Our new name was suggested by Hank Shulman of Temple Beth El to signify the openness and inclusiveness that we have been striving for, as we include people from the greater community.
Edith Lenk - Letters That I Did Not Print; preceded by Becky Johnson on Senior Services 

Friday January 27
5:30 pm A Tour & History of the TBK Ark with Joel Rosen
6:00 pm Shabbat Service
Following Shabbat Service (approx. 7:00 pm) A Special Oneg Shabbat 
Jews & Brews in the "Middle Years" - Pizza & beer Oneg Shabbat in support of each other and all those in the "middle years".This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday January 29 at 9:30 am (during Religious School)
Dad's & Donuts - An opportunity to connect with and meet other dads at TBK
Donuts & Coffee at 9:30 am - Rabbi Stein will join the group at 10:00 am for casual discussion

Friday February 3 - Shabbat Service at 6:00 pm with special Oneg Shabbat at 7:00 pm
Tu B'Shevat 2017 - Shabbat Service with Student Participation & Birthday Blessings
Followed by an Oneg Shabbat celebrating Tu B'shevat

Saturday February 4  
10:30 am Shabbat Service led by Religious Practices Committee
12:00 pm Rebbe's Tisch sponsored by the Religious Practices Committee. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rabbi Stein will lead a discussion of Geraldine Brooks' new novel, The Secret Chord.

Friday, January 20, 2016

From Rabbi Kelly Levy

“A new king arose over Egypt who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1:8). This verse comes at the start of this week’s Torah portion, the beginning of a new book, the beginning of the story of Moses. As the story unfolds, we learn that new Pharaoh has come to power in Egypt, a king who did not know the Israelites because so much time had passed, but also because he did not know about the positive relationship between Joseph and the previous Pharaoh. The Israelites had grown in great number and caused fear in the new king. Because of this fear, he forced the Israelites into hard labor.
Fear is an incredible emotion. It has an ability to stop a person in their tracks, to make someone bend to the whim of another, and to create such intense feelings that a person may do or say something hurtful towards others. And yet, fear is not the most powerful emotion out there; love, hope and faith can triumph over fear.
This past week we commemorated and celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message of eternal hope and love continues to inspire us today, especially when our country is so divided. On this historic Inauguration Day, Dr. King’s words help guide us towards a better understanding of our neighbors: “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”  
Now, more than ever, we have an obligation to know each other and to communicate with one another. The Pharaoh did not know Joseph and his people; perhaps if he had, we would not have been enslaved for 400 years. Perhaps we could have thrived in Egypt instead of struggled.
As a nation, may we come together as one, unified in our pursuit of happiness and peace. May we continue to work together to assure that all people feel safe and secure in their homes, united, with liberty and justice for all.
Amen and Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi Levy

Advance Notice of a Very Special 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.

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Religious School Is  In Session
January 22th

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.

Tikkun Olam
Join in supporting our TEMPRO emergency housing residents. During the month of January Social Action will be collecting items for an emergency food cupboard to help families when they enter the program with nothing.Please bring your contributions of nutritious items (vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, oatmeal, etc.) and leave the items in the food carts by the Chapel and outside the Main Sanctuary.

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 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ca9ab28a4f58-feb1219. 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)

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