Ukulele Shabbat



We are gearing up for our next Ukulele Shabbat and here is the latest info for our VOLUNTEERS:

Sunday, Jan. 13th 12-1pm – TBK Adult Lounge – We will have a volunteer ukulele rehearsal to review Hine Ma Tov from last year, and learn a new piece or 2 to play in our service this year.   We are thankful to our uke teachers: Randy Pollack, Bob Sneider, and Stephen Jacobs who will be there to assist.   Please RSVP to me, so that I know how many people to expect.  There will be bagels to nosh on, if you are a student or parent coming directly from Religious School.

Friday, Feb. 1 – 6pm  - TBK Sanctuary for Ukulele Shabbat Service with the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra – The service will begin at 6pm, please plan to arrive by 5:30, so we can quickly warm up and run through our songs before the service begins.   For those that are new to the group, the RUO plays the majority of the service, and the volunteer group joins in for the opening/closing songs and maybe a new tune in the middle.

We are looking forward to having you with us.  Again, please get in touch with any questions.   And if you know of other uke players interested in joining our group for this evening, please have them get in touch with me directly at music@tbk.org.

We are so grateful to the Rochester Ukulele Orchestra for helping us put together this wonderful program!

Keri Lopatin Berger
Cantorial Soloist



Parashat Beshalach

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to have the Israelites set up camp at the Sea of Reeds, but then Pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Israelites and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on the Israelites’ tail, God splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Egyptians enter, God closes the waters, and the Egyptians drown. Miriam leads all the Israelite women in song and dance to celebrate. Soon after, the Israelites begin to complain about life in the desert. God provides quail and manna to feed them. The Israelites battle the Amalekites and win.