January 2019

This past weekend, I was warmed to see our TBS Religious School children lead us through a Shabbat morning service. I was amazed at their proficiency reading Torah. This is no easy feat and they did it with ease! Our dedicated teachers have built a community that embraces our children and their families, readying them for their B’nai Mitzvot and beyond. Kadima and USY are also there to enhance their community with some fun social time.

At TBS, we’ve created a spiritual, learning community in the midst of our otherwise busy lives. When you enter TBS, you enter that community.

During the winter months, it often feels good to come home, make dinner, and relax quietly but when it’s Shabbat, why not come out of the house and meet other members of TBS? We have so much going on. Friday nights offer lovely services, filled with singing and ruach, often led by Hebrew College intern Jessica Lowenthal Weber, followed by an Oneg. Our Saturday morning services are rich with spiritual connection, tradition, and learning as Rabbi Gordon explains the Torah portion and its relevance to world history and our Jewish lives. Once a month, we have Torah yoga on Saturday morning, often paired with a speaker and either Cantor Rav-Hazzan Sokol or a guest cantorial student. If you want a short spiritual burst, we have daily evening minyan led by a set of dedicated daveners. Perhaps you want to try to make a difference in the world – we collect food donations and winter outwear as part of Project Joseph (gently worn, clean coats, gloves, scarves, and books) for those in need. We couldn’t do all of this without dedicated members of our Ritual Committee, Social Action Committee, Religious School Committee, Youth Committee, and more.

I’ve spent the last two months talking to a lot of TBS congregants. Let us know what moves you about TBS, what you’re looking for and how we can support your spiritual needs. We want to welcome you in from the cold!

Evie Shorey, President