• 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.


Friday June 3 - Shabbat Service & ReceptionShabbat Painting

Honoring & Celebrating Joel Elliot's Contributions to TBK
Blessing the TBK Board of Trustees
Installing the Officers of WRJ/Sisterhood &
our BRiKTY Youth Group
Recognizing our Incredible Volunteers

Shabbat Service will be followed by a special Oneg Shabbat

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 244-7060 to let us know if you will join us for the June 3 Oneg Shabbat.

Erev Shavuot Service/Confirmation Class of 5776 Service
with Reception following
Saturday June 11 at 7:00 pm

Shavuot & Yizkor Services
Sunday June 12 at 10:00 am

TBK Annual Meeting
Monday June 13 at 7:00 pm
Budget Approval, Elections to the Board of Trustees,
Approval of By-Laws Revisions & Presentation of Annual Awards

TBK 2015-16 Tzedakah Campaign

TBK’s Annual Tzedakah Appeal keeps the Temple  operating, supplementing our membership income and
supporting many in our congregation who cannot afford the full cost of membership.

Friday, May 27, 2016

From Rabbi Kelly Levy    

As we watch the trees slowly begin to burst with green leaves, pink and purple flowers, and as the earth begins to warm up, Rabbi Levywe take a moment to breathe in the beauty that is nature. How incredible that just over a month ago the ground was still cold, the plants still seemed barren and dead, and the warm sun was just wishful thinking? And, in a few days, we will begin a new month, knowing that the excitement and joy of summer is just around the corner.
Our seasons have a way of reminding us that the world continues to spin around and that time keeps moving forward. Our Torah portion for this week, Parashat Behar, also reminds us that we live in a linear world, one in which time moves forward and we cannot go back. Behar commands that every seven years, the land must rest and the farmers must take a break from plowing, tilling, and crop-growing. Just like we need rest, the land needs time to rejuvenate and reabsorb nutrients.
The changing of the seasons reminds us that as quickly as the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, the land can cease to supply the food we need to survive. If we do not allow the land an opportunity to rest each seventh year, the soil becomes arid and lacks nutrition needed for plants to grow and flourish. The abundant green we see during the Spring would be brown and dry, the branches would look bare and dead just as they do all Winter long, and we would never see the fruit of our labor.
So, too in life do we need time to rest and rejuvenate our bodies and souls. Each week, Shabbat reminds us to put away the work, to reabsorb much needed nourishment from sunlight, water, and family. Shabbat allows us to reconnect with one another and the earth, filling our bodies with joy and our souls with happiness. The land changes each season and so do we. Rest is needed to reclaim our inner selves so that we can produce the best work and the best parts of ourselves as we keep moving forward.
Take time to rest, relax, and rejoice. Nourish your soul, just as the land is nourished with the jubilee year. May this Shabbat be one of calm and rejuvenation for you.
Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi  Levy 

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Rabbi's Column
President's Report
In Memoriam

TBK is Closed for Memorial Day
Monday May 30

Thursday May 26
12:00 noon
Masks of the World
with David Day, anthropologist

 Mazel Tov to our new
BRiKTY Youth Group Officers for 2016-17

President Eliana Stein
Programming VP Robert Calkins
Social Action VP Rachel Faerman
Religious & Cultural VP Benjamin Richardson
Membership VPs Ellis Bronstein & Eric Shapiro
Communications VP Adina Feldman 

Brighton Believes 5K
Brighton Food Cupboard &
Brighton Your Wardrobe
Sunday June 5
Register at JFSRochester.org
or contact Wendy Strauss
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.