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Weekly Happenings at TBS

08/03/2022 03:02:25 PM


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


Rabbi's Reflections ~ מועצת המנהלים

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

Announcements July 10, 2024

07/10/2024 05:45:35 PM


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


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

                  Healing Blessing for the US
   adapted from a poem by Kohenet Ahava Lilit

Announcements June 26, 2024

06/26/2024 05:00:49 PM


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


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


Rabbi's Reflections ~ שָׁבוּעוֹת

Eternal Journey by Joanne Fink

The entire Jewish people--
including those not yet born--
were present a

Announcements June 5, 2024

06/05/2024 05:01:25 PM


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


Rabbi's Reflections 

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

Rabbi Susan
TBS Calendar ~ ל

Announcements May 22, 2024

05/22/2024 05:00:50 PM


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


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


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

Rabbi Dan Levin's powerful letter to student protestors i

Announcements May 1, 2024

05/01/2024 05:00:41 PM


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


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


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


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


Rabbi's Reflections ~ דברים

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

Our Thursday group bega

Announcements March 27, 2024

03/27/2024 05:00:44 PM


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.
TBS

Announcements March 20, 2024

03/20/2024 05:00:45 PM


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


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


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


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).

Fifteen

Announcements February 21, 2024

02/21/2024 05:00:25 PM


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


Rabbi's Reflections ~  יִשְׂרָאֵל

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

This interview moved

Announcements February 7, 2024

02/07/2024 05:00:34 PM


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


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


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


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


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


Rabbi's Reflections ~ הַכָּרַת הַטּוֹב

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

This O

Announcements December 27, 2023

12/27/2023 05:00:44 PM


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 same
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