• 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.

 2nd Annual TBK Congregational Picnic at Mendon Ponds
Sunday August 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
We need your RSVP at this time so that we may insure our place at Mendon Ponds!
Food, games, crafts music & fun!
$5 per person/$20 max per member household
RSVP no later than Monday August 15, 2016
Kosher hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers,
salads, chips & desserts
*Creative caterers will be onsite to cook
To Bring: Lawn chairs/blankets(limited tables & chairs are available)
Dessert to share. Plan for 2 dozen, disposable container
Please label if it contains dairy and/or nuts
Questions - Terri Richardson @ 244-7060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
The lodge is fully accessible with restrooms.
Please leave furry friends (pets) at home.

TBK Joins the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)

See the Announcements to find out how you can help the homeless in Rochester. Our first week is August 28! What is RAIHN? Check out this PDF !

Friday, August 19, 2016

From Rabbi Kelly Levy  

In this week’s Torah portion, Va-etchanan, we see the Ten Commandments for the second time. Rabbi LevyWe first read them in Exodus as Moses descended the mountain and shared these holy and well-known words with the Israelite people. Now, standing on the shore of the Jordan River, the Israelites are ready to hear them once again.
However, in this second telling, there are a few notable differences. In the Exodus passage, we are commanded to zachor, remember Shabbat. This week, we are commanded to shamor, keep or observe Shabbat. These two commandments appear to create a similar view of the need for Shabbat. The actions involved in observance of Shabbat are somewhat different.
When you think about remembering and keeping Shabbat, how do you differentiate the two? Of course, we all have various traditions we associate with Shabbat, whether through our family or our own individual practice. So, how do you decide what is “keeping” Shabbat and what is “remembering?”
As you prepare for Shabbat this week, take a moment to think about your own practice, rituals, and traditions. Do you sit down as a family every Friday night to a delicious dinner? Do you always light the candles and enjoy challah? Does your family attend Friday or Saturday Shabbat services regularly? When you think about these different experiences, which category do they fall under: remembering or keeping? Are they equally important or does one take precedence?
On this Shabbat, may you and your family find time to connect with one another and with God. May Shabbat be an opportunity for you all to increase joy in your lives and experience the traditions and customs of our people stretching back for generations. May this and all other Shabbats be a time of peace and comfort, of learning and laughter, of joy and gladness.
Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Levy 

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Opportunities for You!

Project Homeless Connect
Sunday September 15 at the Blue Cross Arena
Winter-wear wanted!
Temple B'rith Kodesh is participating in Project Homeless Connect again this year. It is a one-day event to connect homeless people with critical services in a "one-stop" venue.Project Homeless Connect brings together a wide range of community agencies and professionals to provide the homeless with access to health care, social services, legal advice, food, medical care and much more - all within a caring and safe environment.
We at TBK can help by collecting and contributing new and gently used winter-wear, primarily coats.Collection boxes are available at TBK through the first week in September. Please look through your closets and tell your friends. For more information about Project Homeless Connect visit

HomelessConnectRochester.org http://www.homelessconnectrochester.org . For more information or to volunteer please call Doug Gallant at 738-3684.
Video volunteers
We are looking for people to record videos, using the equipment in the Sanctuary ceiling, of B'nai Mitzvah and special services. If you would like to help with this contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We also need your photos of TBK activities
If you have good photos of people and events at TBK send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.