Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, MA

Temple Beth Sholom is an egalitarian conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. Founded in 1885, our congregation has a rich, vibrant tradition cultivated for more than 100 years by dedicated spiritual leaders, caring support staff and active congregants.

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It is the mission of Temple Beth Sholom to create and provide a dynamic, family friendly, caring, and spiritually rich environment for its members, to cultivate and strengthen the bonds of understanding of our Jewish heritage and to foster meaningful connections for Jewish learning, celebration, social activities, and community… to help build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community in Metrowest.

We reach out to all… the young and the young-at-heart.

We hope that you will visit Temple Beth Sholom, inquire about our programs and make our house of worship your home.

Read the full mission statement.

What’s New at TBS

Get ready for SholomPlex on February 4th!

Be sure to join us for SholomPlex on February 4th. As always, there is so much happening throughout the morning, from Torah, Mussar, & Yoga, Young Families Boker Tov Shabbat, and The Wonder of Midrash at 9:30, to Parsha Divers and Masorti Torah & Musaf at 10:30, and so much more. Find the spot that’s right for you!

See the full schedule of events here, which concludes with a Kiddush Luncheon for all at noon.

Join us any time during the morning and find the right spot to enhance your Shabbat experience!

Learn about the Amidah at three Shabbat mornings in January!

Rabbi Bazer and the Ritual Committee are introducing a new informal learning component to our Shabbat morning services. The first topic will be: The Amidah…What it is about, and will take place during the service over three Shabbat mornings beginning January 7, and continuing January 21 and January 28. Here’s what to look forward to:

Saturday, January 7: Explore the meaning and practice of reciting the Amidah.

Saturday, January 21: Learn about the Amidah’s davening mechanics. This will be an experiential session with assistance from our Religious School students.

Saturday, January 28: Contemporary Contemplative Amidah. The series concludes with reading and sharing thoughts on the Amidah. We will be using alternative passages on the pages in the Siddur Lev Shalem.

We are looking forward to learning about the Amidah with all of you!!

Young Families Pajama Havdalah

Think about how much fun it is to close Shabbat in your pajamas with your young children and grandchildren! There will be singing, stories and activities to close the Sabbath as a community on Saturday January 28th beginning at 5:30 pm. A light supper will be served for the children.

Families are encouraged to bring a pair of new pajamas (any children’s size) and/or a new book to be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides warm sleepwear and books to children in need.

The Young Families group is for children Grades 2 and under. Please click to RSVP so we know you’ll be joining us!


Religious School Students Lead Service

Our Religious School Students in Grades 3-8 will be leading us in our Shabbat morning service on January 21st.  The children have been working very hard on the prayers and can’t wait to share their knowledge with the Congregation!! We all kvell when we see our children expand their horizons and become a part of the Jewish Community at large.

The service begins at 9:30 am and will be followed by a Kiddush Luncheon, sponsored by the parents.  Please join us and support our children!!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Early Friday Night Services – Pilot Program

Friday nights are a time to spend with family and friends while enjoying a relaxing Shabbat dinner. It is also a time to come together as a Community and share the Shabbat experience. The question is, how do we accomplish both?

The answer is easy. Beginning on Friday night, December 23rd, we will have an Early Shabbat Service at 6:00 pm.  We can come together and share Shabbat and then go home to our Shabbat dinners.  We will finish our service by 6:45 pm.  It is early enough for all family members!

This is a pilot program which will be on the last two, or three, Friday nights of the month, through March 31st.  The dates when we will have the early service are December 23 and 30, January 20 and 27, February 17 and 24 and March 17, 24, and 31.

At the end of the pilot, we will determine whether we will continue these early services.  We look forward to your joining us and feedback on the advisability of continuing this new tradition at TBS.


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