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Weekly Happenings at TBS

08/03/2022 03:02:25 PM

Aug3

There are so many wonderful events and activities happening at Temple B'rith Shalom. To learn more about our wonderful Shul, please read our weekly announcements. 

Announcements July 17, 2024

07/17/2024 05:00:49 PM

Jul17

Rabbi's Reflections ~ מועצת המנהלים

Today is our first board meeting of the TBS year.
We welcome new board members
Samantha Opperman,Read more...

Announcements July 10, 2024

07/10/2024 05:45:35 PM

Jul10

Rabbi's Reflections ~ 

Musical theater themes and Jewish liturgical themes intersect in surprising and delightful ways. Jessica and I explore that Read more...

Announcements July 3, 2024

07/03/2024 05:00:24 PM

Jul3

Rabbi's Reflections ~ On this 4th of July...

                  Healing Blessing for the US
   adapted from a poem by Kohenet Ahava LilitRead more...

Announcements June 26, 2024

06/26/2024 05:00:49 PM

Jun26

Rabbi's Reflections ~ רוּחָנִיוּת

There are so many ways to feel more deeply a sense of spirituality at TBS. For me, spirituality is thaRead more...

Announcements June 19, 2024

06/19/2024 05:00:34 PM

Jun19

Rabbi's Reflections ~ תַלמוּד

It was during the Tony Awards on Sunday evening (my favorite awards show) that one of the winners quoted the Read more...

Announcements June 12, 2024

06/12/2024 05:00:15 PM

Jun12

Rabbi's Reflections ~ שָׁבוּעוֹת

Eternal Journey by Joanne Fink

The entire Jewish people--
including those not yet born--
were present aRead more...

Announcements June 5, 2024

06/05/2024 05:01:25 PM

Jun5

Rabbi's Reflections ~ תיקון ליל שבועות
 
On Tikkun Leil Shavuot many Jews study from sundown when Shavuot begins until sunrise when tRead more...

Announcements May 29, 2024

05/29/2024 05:00:50 PM

May29

Rabbi's Reflections 

Rabbi Susan is on vacation this week. Rabbi's Reflections returns next Wednesday.

L'shalom,
Rabbi Susan
TBS Calendar ~ לRead more...

Announcements May 22, 2024

05/22/2024 05:00:50 PM

May22

Rabbi's Reflections ~ שירים

We are a musical congregation. We sing with energy and enthusiasm during services. We learn new melodies quickly aRead more...

Announcements May 15, 2024

05/15/2024 05:00:35 PM

May15

Rabbi's Reflections ~ The Greatest Mitzvah

Rabbi Nina Perlmutter is the director of The Chevra Kadisha of Northern Arizona. Since 2004, she and her tRead more...

Announcements May 8, 2024

05/08/2024 05:00:35 PM

May8

Rabbi's Reflections ~ יוֹם הָעַצְמָאוּת ~ Yom Ha'atzmaut ~ Tuesday, May 14

Rabbi Dan Levin's powerful letter to student protestors iRead more...

Announcements May 1, 2024

05/01/2024 05:00:41 PM

May1

Rabbi's Reflections ~ יוֹם הַשּׁוֹאָה

Twenty-five years ago, when I first began attending Yom HaShoah programs, rooms and auditoriums Read more...

Announcements April 24, 2024

04/24/2024 05:00:13 PM

Apr24

Rabbi's Reflections ~ פֶסַח

Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Susan

Thank you so much to everyone on the Seder Committee. Special thanks to Suzi Abramson-JoRead more...

Announcements April 17, 2024

04/17/2024 05:00:49 PM

Apr17

Rabbi's Reflections ~ פֶסַח

Experiencing the Jewish Seder and interactive “happening” is to live through the themes of the Passover festivRead more...

Announcements April 10, 2024

04/10/2024 05:00:49 PM

Apr10

Rabbi's Reflections ~  כוכבים

A congregant asks, "What do Jews believe about astrology?"

Judaism has long had an ambivalent and at times conRead more...

Announcements April 3, 2024

04/03/2024 05:00:44 PM

Apr3

Rabbi's Reflections ~ דברים

“One who guards his mouth and tongue protects himself from trouble.” (Proverbs 21:23)

Our Thursday group begaRead more...

Announcements March 27, 2024

03/27/2024 05:00:44 PM

Mar27

If you took any photos, please send them to Rabbi Susan! And check out our Facebook page for a video of the children singing Hey-Man.
TBSRead more...

Announcements March 20, 2024

03/20/2024 05:00:45 PM

Mar20

Rabbi's Reflections ~ חג פורים שמח

The Purim story purports to take place during a time when many Jews were living in Persia. A young JewiRead more...

Announcements March 13, 2024

03/13/2024 05:00:54 PM

Mar13

Rabbi's Reflections ~ The future of American Jewry

I recently attanded a lecture given by Arnold Eisen, a foremost authority on America Jewry. I haveRead more...

Announcements March 6, 2024

03/06/2024 05:00:49 PM

Mar6

Rabbi's Reflections ~  Women's History Month

Since 1980, women’s history has been celebrated nationally in the month of March. Women’s History Read more...

Announcements February 28, 2024

02/28/2024 05:00:25 PM

Feb28

Rabbi's Reflections ~  לימוד

-“The Torah is a tree of life to those who cling to it. All who uphold it are happy”(Proverbs 3:18).

FifteenRead more...

Announcements February 21, 2024

02/21/2024 05:00:25 PM

Feb21

Rabbi's Reflections ~ שַׁבָּת  

Folks have been emailing me with questions about Judaism and I am delighted to respond. Feel free to contacRead more...

Announcements February 14, 2024

02/14/2024 05:00:25 PM

Feb14

Rabbi's Reflections ~  יִשְׂרָאֵל

Much is written and said about Israel everyday. I choose my sources carefully. 

This interview movedRead more...

Announcements February 7, 2024

02/07/2024 05:00:34 PM

Feb7

Rabbi's Reflections ~  חג האהבה

It has been suggested that this section of the newsletter be dedicated (occasionally) to answering your quesRead more...

Announcements January 31, 2024

01/31/2024 05:01:25 PM

Jan31

Rabbi's Reflections ~  האבל

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a lifelong journey. The feelings and thoughts that surface come and go, somRead more...

Announcements January 24, 2024

01/24/2024 05:00:44 PM

Jan24

Rabbi's Reflections ~  ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט

Rabbi Yohanan Ben Zakai (1st century BCE) used to say: "If you have a sapling in your hand and thRead more...

Announcements January 17, 2024

01/17/2024 05:00:45 PM

Jan17

Rabbi's Reflections ~   תִּיקּוּן עוֹלָם

One way TBS builds a positive presence in the Quad Cities is through Tikkun Olam ~ repairiRead more...

Announcements January 10, 2024

01/10/2024 05:00:54 PM

Jan10

Rabbi's Reflections ~  אֵשׂ

Our Discovering Judaism class discussed Abraham Joshua Heschel’s book The Sabbath last week. As many times as I hRead more...

Announcements January 3, 2023

01/03/2024 05:00:44 PM

Jan3

Rabbi's Reflections ~ הַכָּרַת הַטּוֹב

Feeling philosophical as the new year begins so here is a poem that resonates for me:

This ORead more...

Announcements December 27, 2023

12/27/2023 05:00:44 PM

Dec27

Rabbi's Reflections ~ צדקה

This is the time of year when many of us make donations to causes that are dear to us. 

I know that you do the sameRead more...
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