• 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 November & 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

Judaica Shop Chanukah Bazaar
Sunday December 3
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
20% holiday discount on Judaica Shop items plus special guest vendors - Perfectly Posh (pampering products), Norwex (home safety and quality of life items) and Scentsy (wickless candles & scented fragrances, warmers & diffusers)


TBK's Jewish Roots Trip to Spain
October 6-17, 2018

This trip is a wonderful opportunity to travel and learn with Rabbi Stein. While details may change, you can see the planned itinerary here. If you are interested in this adventure, please contact Heather Chesterton in the Rabbi's study at 244-7060 ext. 227.

Coming Up

WRJ/Sisterhood Drop-in Knitting
Tuesday November 28 1:00 - 3:30 pm

WRJ/Sisterhood Speaker Program
Tuesday November 28 at 7:00 pm
The Mansions of East Avenue: The Jewish Connection with Don Hall
Contact Dawn Wisset This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP - All are welcome.

Training for RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network)
Wednesday November 29 at 6:30 pm
Learn how you can help meet the needs of homeless in Rochester by helping out during our 1 week-per-month volunteer commitment. Contact Liza Robbins-Theuman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or 201-2024 or Herb Skerker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or 506-5351 for more information.

Shabbat Service/Rock Shabbat with Enhanced Oneg Shabbat
Friday December 1 at 6:00 pm

Family Fun Shabbat
Friday December 8 at 5:30 pm

 

Friday, November 24, 2017

From Rabbi Kelly Levy

This past Sunday, Temple B’rith Kodesh came together to help provide Rabbi LevyThanksgiving meals for hundreds of people in Rochester. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Liza Robbins-Theuman and Herb Skerker, we were able to make 22 baskets for our apartments in Greece, 11 for our TEMPRO residences, 69 for Wilson Commencement Park, and Thanksgiving dinner for RAIHN and others this week, as well as 398.4 pounds of food to Brighton Food Cupboard.

In addition to collecting food, we invited our Religious School students to participate in a more meaningful manner by creating center pieces for the people who would receive the baskets, a way to engage in Chidor Mitzvah, the act of beautifying a mitzvah. The students helped created vases and paper flowers for each basket, and families providing the baskets often added notes with good wishes for each recipient.
The Thanksgiving project has become an amazing way to give to those who would otherwise not have a feast on Thanksgiving, and an important opportunity for every aspect of our community to work together. At TBK, we take the responsibility of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, and the mitzvah of giving food to the hungry seriously. Together we can help to create a Kehillah Kedosha, a holy community.
The past year has been filled with many challenges, from hurricanes to fires, from violence and destruction to hate-filled marches, we can be a source of happiness to the sad and downtrodden. When we come together as a community, when we continue to create a holy and sacred place for the greater Rochester area, we bring warmth and comfort to the entire world.
On this Thanksgiving, I am grateful to be a part of this Kehillah Kedosha, a place filled with joy, generosity, and kindness. We say Todah Rabbah, thank you so much to everyone who provided food, financial assistance, artistic talents, and so much more. You all make the world a better, brighter, more wonderful place! Thank you for being a light in the darkness, a beacon of hope, and an inspiration for all.
Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Levy

Worship

Wednesday November 22
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

Thursday November 23 at 10:00 am (TIME CHANGE!)
143rd Union Thanksgiving Service
First Unitarian Church - 220 Winton Road South

Friday November 24
6:00 pm Shabbat Service in the Chapel

Saturday November 25
Vayetzei
Torah: Genesis 28:10-32:2
Haftarah: Hosea 12:12-14:10
8:00 am Tanach Study
9:15 am Torah Study
10:30 am Shabbat Service & Bat Mitzvah of Emily Sneider

Wednesday November 29
5:30 pm Wednesday Evening Minyan

Ukulele Shabbat February 9th
Kids and adults - if you have a ukulele at home, we are looking for people to join in the fun and maybe play a piece with us during the service! To learn more, get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 244-7060 ext. 231

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TBK Religious School Will NOT Meet
Sunday, November 26

College Bootcamp will be held off-site, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

The TBK Offices will be closed
Thursday November 23
Friday November 24
Shabbat Services will be held on Friday November 24 at 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving Opportunities at TBK

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Rochester Global Connections invites you to open your home to international students from local universities for your Thanksgiving feast. Take part in giving thanks while learning about other cultures and sharing your family's traditions. Participation is free. You can fill out an application online. [www.rochesterglobalconnections.org]  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] or 275-8779.

Please note

We are now accepting camp scholarship applications until December 31, 2017.
TBK is pleased to offer merit-based camp scholarships. These scholarships are for students who are 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. You may obtain an application at the Religious School office<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or in the TBK main office. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For those 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)

Shhhh! Hospital Zone
We have a difficult time keeping up with TBK members in hospitals or rehab facilities. The HIPAA privacy rules mean that we sometimes don't know when someone needs a loving touch from TBK.

If you know of someone hospitalized, or if you or someone in your family is planning surgery, please let TBK know. We can carefully check on the wishes of the patient to see if they would like visits, or public recognition on the Mi Shebeirach list.

Please remember when speaking about those with medical issues that some people do not want their private information known by others. This is always a careful balance at TBK, where we know congregants want to support each other. We try to provide information to the congregation when the patient has given permission.