• 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.

Do you know anything about The Flower City Cookbook published in 1911? It was compiled by Mrs. Henry Leiter and Sara Van Bergh on behalf of Sisterhood.
If you have a copy of the book or any information about the book or about Mrs. Leiter or Miss Van Bergh, please contact the WRJ/Sisterhood office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 244-7060, ext. 233. Thank you!

Jewish Spanish History with Kayla Ship
Thursday April 26 at 6:00 pm
All congregants are welcome to attend the very exciting opportunity to meet and learn with our Spain tour guide, Kayla Ship. Kayla, a resident of Jerusalem for the past 20+ years, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Divinity School. She is a certified tour guide in Israel and has expertise in Spanish Jewish tourism as well.
A light supper will be served.
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Coming Up

WRJ/Sisterhood Drop-in Knitting
Tuesday April 24 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm

WRJ/Sisterhood Zest 4 Art
Wednesday April 25 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a social painting class… on vinyl records! We'll be painting a springtime design. The program is recommended for ages 12 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.
The cost is $30 per person. Contact the WRJ/Sisterhood Office or 244-7060.

Congregatings Current Speaker Program
Thursday April 26 at 12:00 noon
Alzheimer's with a guest speaker from the Alzheimer's Association -
tied in with Friday the 27th Shabbat Service promoting Alzheimer's awareness &
honoring caregivers.

Kollel: Sunday Series with Stu & Adrea Berger
Sunday April 29 at 10:00 am (Bagels at 9:30 am)
Cuba

Philip S. Bernstein Society Speaker Program
Sunday April 29 at 3:00 pm
Welcoming Our Newest Neighbors: Local Agencies Helping Recent Refugees

Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein Society
Presents a Spring Symposium
Welcoming Our Newest Neighbors: Local Agencies Helping Recent Refugees
with speakers from the Rochester Refugee Services Community
Sunday April 29 at 3:00 pm
The event is open to TBK and the greater Rochester community. For more information please
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Please Join The Legacy Circle
Have you included a gift for Temple B’rith Kodesh by designating the Temple B’rith Kodesh Foundation in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy? By letting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our executive director, know, you will assist TBK in securing an unrestricted incentive grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester in collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation!

Friday, April 13, 2018

From Rabbi Stein

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Israel is 70! This week, we reach a very significant milestone not only for the modern state, but for the Jewish people. 70 years is a long time, and 70 is a significant number in Jewish tradition, as 7 is found in many different contexts…the 7 days of Creation, Shabbat as the seventh day, and so on.
One of the amazing facets of modern Israel is the way that the Hebrew language has been rejuvenated. When the first pioneers began to return and settle the land in the early twentieth century, Hebrew had not been used as a conversational language in many centuries. It was only used in reciting prayers and reading the ancient holy texts.
Many of the pioneers felt that it was important to speak Hebrew as part of the creation of a Jewish state. However, this was viewed as an insurmountable task. How does one take a language out of the history books and use it for daily living?
One of the pioneers, Eliezer Ben Yehuda, made this happen by sheer force of will. Many accounts are told of his commitment to bringing back Hebrew as an every day conversational language. He used the grammar and structure of ancient Hebrew to create all the new words that were needed, and he set out to study and master the language so it could be spoken. His extraordinary discipline and passion led to one of the most amazing facets of modern Israel…that those who live and visit there in the 21st century are speaking the very same language as those who lived 21 centuries ago! Ben Yehuda’s work led to the creation of the Academy for Language, which works to create all the words that are necessary for any purpose—all according to the same grammatical conventions that are found in the Torah.
When I reflect on this 70th anniversary of the modern state, I marvel at the return, after so many centuries away, to our homeland…and that is feels like home. I relish in the sounds of children, speaking in the language of the Torah as their native tongue. I rejoice in the creativity of modern Israel, which gifts the world with so much literature, art, music, scholarship, and other treasures. 
Happy birthday, Israel! May you be blessed with many more centuries of independence, strength, and peace!

Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Peter Stein

Worship

Friday April 20
6:00 pm Shabbat Service with 1st Grade Participation
Yom HaAtzmaut Observed & Birthday Blessings.

Following the service, 1st grade families will join in the Wolk Family Center for Shabbat dinner of Mcaroni & Cheese. Please RSVP to Julie Alweis

Saturday April 21
Tazria-Metzora
Torah: Leviticus 14:1 - 15:33
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4 - 24
8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service & Bat Mitzvah of Beatrice Reichman

Wednesday April 25
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

Register Now for the
TBK Trip to Spain
October 6 - 17, 2018
Register before the end of March!
Click here for the latest information about pricing, itinerary, and to complete the registration form
Open to ALL congregants - whether you plan to take the trip or not - we have a number of opportunities to gather to learn more about Spanish Jewish history and traditions.
April 26 at 6:00 pm: Spanish Jewish History with guest speaker Kayla Ship, who will be our tour guide in Spain. This evening includes dinner so please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or 244-7060 ext. 227.
May 29 at 6:00 pm: The Spanish Jewish Prayerbook with Rabbi Stein
June 12 at 6:00 pm: Spanish Jewish Theology with Rabbi Stein

TBK is looking for a few volunteers to help with settling new immigrants to the Rochester area.
We need a "caring circle" of half a dozen individuals to make sure these new families don't fall through the cracks.An informational meeting will be scheduled in the next few weeks.If joining the TBK Caring Circle might interest you and you would like to attend the meeting, please let us know ASAP, thanks! Contact
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Religious School
Will Meet Sunday April 22

Preschool Workshop at 9:30 am - Lag B'Omer.
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for information or to sign up.

Join the Jewish Federation to celebrate!
Visit JewishRochester.org for details.

For the Greater Rochester Community

Temple Beth El Richard W. Briskin Cantor-in-Residence Concert
Sunday April 22 at 2:00 pm
Cantorial Concert with 6 cantors - Free and open to the public

The Farash Fellowship for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities & Culture
Presents Acclaimed Israeli Author Amos Oz
The first recipient of the Farash Fellowship
Tuesday April 24 at 5:00 pm
At the Dryden Theater, Reservations Required
A Program of the Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

Leon Katzen Memorial Lecture with Professor Gerald Steinberg
Weaponizing Human Rights to Target Israel: Orwell in the 21st Century
Tuesday April 24 at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth El

Women's Council of Jewish Senior Life Foundation presents
Living a Life by Design with Monica H. Schaefer Ph.D.
Thursday April 26 at 6:00 pm at Irondequoit Country Club
$36 per person
Contact ROCLifeByDesign.org or call 784-6383

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
Car City Carnival 2018
Saturday April 28 5:00 pm - Sunday April 29 7:30 am
Learn about family homelessness by joining this sleep-over
Visit RAIHN.org to register ($30 adult/$15 youth) or call 506-9050

Women's Council of Jewish Senior Life Foundation presents

Living a Life by Design with Monica H. Schaefer Ph.D.
Tuesday April 26 at 6:00 pm at Irondequoit Country Club
$36 per person; RSVP by April 12
Contact ROCLifeByDesign.org or cal 784-6383

The Farash Fellowship for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities & Culture
Presents Acclaimed Israeli Author Amos Oz
The first recipient of the Farash Fellowship
Tuesday April 24 at 5:00 pm
At the Dryden Theater, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
A Program of the Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation