November 2020:

Now that the distraction of the election is behind us, we can refocus on the issues of our daily lives. Our synagogue continues to adjust to current circumstances. Although there are few congregants in the building, we have a very active community with two and three remote events or meetings each weeknight. (more…)

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October 2020: Gut Yontif

Harry S. Truman was President, at the 500 Club in Atlantic City, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis took the stage at their first show as a comedy team, gasoline was 21 cents a gallon and Frank Sinatra, Kay Kaiser and Perry Como were at the top of the song charts of the day. The year was 1946. (more…)


September 2020: L’Shanah tovah

The past four months have been unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes. New processes are in place to keep us safe and new words have crept into our language. Before COVID-19, no one spoke of “social distancing”. Happy Birthday was sung at parties instead of while washing hands. Zoom was a noise a jet made, not a platform for socially connecting. The changes have been profound and no more so than at Temple Beth Sholom. (more…)


June 2020:

Over the course of the last 2 years, our world has changed more than any of us could have foreseen. We experienced the end of  our innocence 18 months ago with the shooting in Pittsburgh, and the complete disruption of our lives during the current pandemic. Despite all of the public uncertainty, scare and adversity, we have never allowed the concerns to evolve into panic and alarm. Throughout these difficult times, no services or observances have been missed. During times and events that could have easily led to declining attendance and participation, we have actually witnessed an increase in involvement and attendance. (more…)


May 2020:

For the last almost 2 months, the only consistent and reliable thing has been change, with every day bringing something new and, usually, unwelcome. Events and activities have been postponed or canceled. While life (and the world) as we knew it have been disrupted, and perhaps permanently altered, at TBS we have made every effort to retain a sense of normalcy and minimize the overall general impact. (more…)


April 2020:

As we head into Spring, our calendar will be filled with B’nai Mitzvot, events and activities by Social Action, Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Adult Education and Hebrew School. There are many upcoming events and activities for members of all ages. (more…)


March 2020:

By the time everyone reads this, we have hopefully thawed from whatever Arctic freeze we may have experienced, ready for Spring. Purim and Passover provide us with opportunities to all come together and celebrate as one community. These are two Holidays that are built around celebrating together as a people. (more…)


February 2020:

As we head through February, we will begin our annual process to fill open Board and Trustee positions by asking congregants to serve on the Nominating Committee. Once formed for this year, the members of the Nominating Committee will be reaching out to solicit people for these openings. Having said that, there are many who are still able to find a little extra time to allot for an additional worthy activity. (more…)