Welcome to Temple Beth Shalom Online
Who We Are
Join us on the Journey!
Temple Beth Shalom was founded in 1978. Since then we have grown from a handful of individuals to over 500 families. Our building was dedicated in November, 1984.
Our mission is to “Bring Good Things To Light.” We believe
that God gifts to each of us a divine spark. It is that divine spark that makes
each of us who we are as human beings and as Jews. Our challenge throughout our
lifetime is to develop a healthy relationship with that divine spark. If we
succeed then by our actions and our growth “We Bring Good Things to Light.” In
other words, we each do our share to inject light into a world that is often far
Mitzvot are tools of light. The more mitzvoth we do, the more light we bring into our lives and into the lives of those around us. Being part of a “community of light” means that we share in this sacred task together. Being part of TBS gives each of us the opportunity to connect with each other, with our history and with our tradition.
Be part of the TBS experience and together we will “Bring Good Things to Light!”
What's Going On
Friday Shabbat Services: Next TBS Alive is October 21, 2016 at 7:30PM. All other Friday evening Shabbat Services are at 8 PM.
Saturday Morning Shabbat Services are at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary weekly.
Food Drive: Remember to bring your Kosher canned good item for our ongoing food drive. Our food bin is located in the education wing door lobby area throughout the year. The food will be transported to the Open Door Food Shelter in Freehold and the Samaritan Center in Manalapan on a regular basis. Remember it is a mitzvah to feed the hungry.
TBS Alive Shabbat Service: Friday, October 21 at 7:30PM . TBS Alive is our Shabbat Service with musical accompaniment. It is difficult to describe the service that is uplifting and spiritual. You have to experience it yourself to understand what we mean. Please be here and bring your friends. After the service, Rabbi Rothstein will hold a discussion session on a timely topic. Please mark your calendars.
High Holiday Ticket Pick Up:
Wednesday, Sep 28 from 9AM to 6PM
Thursday, Sep 29 from 9AM to 6PM
ESP AND BIRTHDAY SERVICES - Friday, October 14 at 7:30PM. Join us for a special story from Rabbi Rothstein. We will be celebrating those children under the age of 13 who have birthdays in the months of August through December.
Rabbi Rothstein's Meditation Class -November 1. Contact the office for more details.
Simchat Torah Celebration Services-Monday, October 24 at 7PM. Join us as we parade with our Torahs, sing together and enjoy the holiday of Simchat Torah.
Something to Think About
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT FOR THE NEW YEAR
A number of years ago the New York Yankees had a centerfielder named Mickey Rivers. Mickey was what you would call a “colorful character.” He was a good ballplayer. He was fast around the bases, but he was even faster with his rather quirky sense of humor. So here for your reading pleasure is a Mickey Rivers quote.
“Ain’t no sense in worrying about things you got control over, Cause if you got control over them, ain’t no sense worrying. And there ain’t no sense worrying about things you got no control over, Cause if you got no control over them, ain’t no sense in worrying about them.”
So many people spend small fortunes in therapy sessions to learn what Mickey said in two sentences. If we can ever get to a point where we spend less energy worrying about tomorrow and more energy on making the most of today, then our lives would be so much fuller. After all, how full can our lives ever be if we spend so much time anticipating and worrying about the things we both control and do not control?
This is a new year. On Rosh Hashanah we receive the gift of beginning again. The only question is; how will we use this gift? I personally intend to use the gift of beginning again by doing my best to live by the words of Rabbi Mickey Rivers!
This year may we let go of the illusion that we are in control of everything in life. Once we are willing to be okay with not being in control, we will find the strength and insight to leave our worries behind and to better embrace the sweetness of love, laughter, and learning.
My best wishes to you and yours for a year of fewer worries which will lead to greater joy and so much more laughter. Let go of the illusion that we can control everyone and everything and we will more fully appreciate the blessings of life.
I hope you will join us for the holidays during which we hope to inspire people to not only believe this message, but to live this message.
Rabbi Ira Rothstein