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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 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...

Announcements December 20, 2023

12/20/2023 05:00:45 PM

Dec20

Rabbi's Reflections

A Winter Solstice Prayer – by Edward Hayes

In the heart of every person on this Earth
burns the spark of luminous goodness;
iRead more...

Announcements December 13, 2023

12/13/2023 05:00:40 PM

Dec13

Rabbi's Reflections ~ Light

               The Harmony of the Hanukkiyah
                       by Suzanne Sabransky

One candle Read more...

Announcements December 6, 2023

12/06/2023 05:00:54 PM

Dec6

Rabbi's Reflections ~ חנוכה
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A Hanukkah Candle Lighting Prayer for Difficult Times
                       by JaRead more...

Announcements November 29, 2023

11/29/2023 05:00:49 PM

Nov29

Rabbi's Reflections ~ חנוכה

Looking for new ways to celebrate Hanukkah this year? Here are some historical ideas.

In Morocco, Algeria and otheRead more...

Announcements November 22, 2023

11/22/2023 05:00:44 PM

Nov22

Rabbi's Reflections ~ Thanksgiving

Chaverim,

For many, Thanksgiving, with its familial setting and reliance on tradition — not to mention a poultrRead more...

Announcements November 15, 2023

11/15/2023 05:00:34 PM

Nov15

Rabbi's Reflections ~ אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל

Chaverim,

On Tuesday, the largest pro-Israel gathering ever in America took place in WashingtRead more...

Announcements November 8, 2023

11/08/2023 05:00:40 PM

Nov8

Rabbi's Reflections ~ אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל

Chaverim,

Our Religious School students participated last Sunday in The Lone Soldiers ProjectRead more...

Announcements November 1, 2023

11/01/2023 05:00:39 PM

Nov1

Rabbi's Reflections ~ אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל

I continue to follow the news, to listen to podcasts, to feel deeply about Israel. I also lauRead more...

Announcements October 25, 2023

10/25/2023 05:00:19 PM

Oct25

Rabbi's Reflections ~ אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל

TAKING SIDES      
Rabbi Irwin Keller, Oct. 17, 2023
  
Today I am taking sides.
I am takRead more...

Announcements October 18, 2023

10/18/2023 05:00:45 PM

Oct18

Rabbi's Reflections ~ אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל


It is incumbent on all of us to know the facts.

I often refer to the detailed publication: Read more...

Announcements October 11, 2023

10/11/2023 05:00:39 PM

Oct11

Rabbi's Reflections ~ אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל

We are mourning the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust. The news reports fill us with asRead more...

Announcements October 4, 2023

10/04/2023 05:00:44 PM

Oct4

Rabbi's Reflections ~ שמחת תורה

Saturday is Simchat Torah. The holiday at the end of Sukkot during which Jews dance with the Torah.

The yeaRead more...

Announcements September 27, 2023

09/27/2023 05:01:04 PM

Sep27

Rabbi's Reflections ~ Let's help find a cure

I would guess that there is no one reading this who has not been affected by Alzheimer's Disease. WhetheRead more...

Announcements September 20, 2023

09/20/2023 05:00:44 PM

Sep20

Rabbi's Reflections ~ קבר אבות

Kever Avot is the custom of visiting the graveside of parents or close relatives and praying there. Because sRead more...
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