Weekly Shabbat Information
8 Tishrei 5781
Parashat: Ha'Azinu

Click the service for the Zoom link or see full instructions further down

Friday, September 25, 2020
Shabbat candle lighting time is 7:04 pm

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Havdalah is at 7:57 pm

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Candle lighting is at 7:02 pm

Monday, September 28, 2020
 Havdalah is 7:55 pm

*Morning minyan is still live streamed daily from 8-9 am*

Please feel free to join any and all events and services during their designated time.
Zoom can be used on computers, phones, or tablets

No account is necessary. 

  • By phone you dial 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592 and then, when prompted, dial the Meeting ID# 292 606 9224
Follow the ID # with the pound sign and then,
when asked for a Participant ID, just press pound

The password is 1050.
Bimah Basket
Dana Corn, In honor of Elliott’s 70th birthday
Patricia & Howard Berke, In honor of their 16th wedding anniversary
  • Calling TBS Furry Friends: Do you have a photo or short story about a new or current furry friend you’d like to share? Many of you have adopted a new pet during the Covid and we’d like to hear from you on what your special addition means to you. As you all know I have FinnLee who keeps us all in line in the office at TBS. Please send pictures, caption, and stories to Lex at: lcalaguas@templebethsholomfl.org

  • Photos during programs/events: If you take a snapshot during a Zoom program please send it to Lex with a caption. If she needs more information so we can post, blast, etc. She’ll connect!

  • Have COVID-19 or other Messenger submissions about anything related to Judaism or Israel? Whether humorous or serious please share… you have a captive audience. Submit to Lex at lcalaguas@templebethsholomfl.org. We will try to share as many as we can in The Messenger and/or on our Facebook page!  

  • Keeping it clean! Anyone needing to physically come to TBS please call the office to set-up a time. We require a face mask and the use of hand sanitizer once you enter. We have markings on the office floor that we ask you to look for as we are following the social distancing rules.

  • Shabbat Meal Drive Thru: The October Shabbat meal menus are in the works. We have five Fridays in October. There will be NO meal on Friday, October 16. We're making time for our team to rejuvenate after a busy High Holiday season. We thank you for your cooperation and plan on making reservations for Oct. 2, 9, 23, and 30!
For Sukkot, FRIDAY, OCT 2, the menu is below and sign up is available HERE.
This meal is cold and dairy and is perfect for eating outdoors

  • Meals on Wheels has some very specific requests as follows: Cheese & Crackers packaged (Lance, Frito Lay, saltines, etc.); Easy Open fruit cups & applesauce; Ensure (powered or bottled -no cans); Gatorade Zero; Graham crackers; Healthy Nutrition Bars; No sugar added pouches of apple juice; Peanut butter; Peanut butter & crackers (Lance, Frito Lay); Puddings and Jello cups; Raisins (small individual boxes); Vanilla Wafers; Water (six or eight pack) We would like to include Meal on Wheels in our future deliveries. Please think of these items next time you shop!

  • Do you have library books to return? : Please feel free to drop off any Idelson Library books to either the bin outside the front entrance of TBS or Fridays during Shabbat Meal Pick-up (11 am – 12 pm). The staff will make sure the library volunteers get your returns.

  • Hazel, Grey, Blue, Green, Brown … what are these? Eye colors! During this period of Covid-19 and constant mask wearing I have been drawn to pay closer attention to faces; not only to see what design is on the mask, but the eyes. What beautiful eyes are all around us and they all have expressions. Some radiate a smile behind the mask; others a little fear, but whatever the message it is there, waiting to be noticed. Whether face to face or via some type of electronic connection we are all feeling the strain. Continue to reach out and connect and remember to look into those big beautiful eyes!

Hope your holidays are off to a good start. Continue to be well and stay safe.
Nancy and your TBS Team!

The password is 1050.

L’shana Tova u’metukah!
Rabbi Siegel's Weekly Classes Begin Next Month!

Swimming in the Sea of Talmud with Rabbi Howard Siegel
Beginning Tuesday, October 13 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom
Talmud is the vast compendium of Jewish law. The morals, ethics, and values taught in the Talmud are of universal interest. Come prepared to learn, discuss and debate theological, political, and everyday concerns of living. English texts will be provided. No previous background in Talmud is required!

Gutsy Torah with Rabbi Howard Siegel
Beginning Wednesday, October 14 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom
Join Rabbi Siegel as participants are exposed to an “eye-opening” discussion of the week’s Torah portion. Meet, discuss, and debate “up close and personal” with the most profound and controversial Torah scholars of the past two-thousand years.
Mazel Tov!
Mazel Tov to Rhona Hecht who welcomed her 3rd great granddaughter, Violet Reese Wilson on September 18th.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is a great source of information and helps Conservative shuls nationally!
Read With Your Grandchildren!
Did you know that the Federation's PJ Library will send you and your grandchildren free books to read together? Why not read them over Zoom? They will also send you tips and suggested activities to do with your long-distance grandchildren!
Upcoming Zoom Events
An exciting new series starts October 6!
7:30 pm on Zoom

You will not want to miss this three-part presentation as Dr. Sachs touches upon a variety of topics rarely covered sufficiently in the news. Through multi-media presentations and personal commentary, he will discuss such diverse topics as: the Masorti (Conservative) Movement, Women of the Wall, Chasidim in Israel, shopping in Mea Shearim, Israel’s health care system, other religions in Israel, Israeli academia, life in the West Bank, a Samaritan Pesach and life on the Gaza border, just to name a few. Dr. Sachs will provide you with a different set of perspectives of life in Israel that we rarely hear about and as Jews, will make us all proud.

Part II and III are on Tuesday, October 13 and October 20 at 7:30 pm.

October 7
11:00 am on Zoom

BYOB and lunch as we sit in our virtual Sukkah. Rabbi Anat Moskowitz will teach us about other times in Jewish history when there were obstacles to celebrating this, our most joyous holiday.

This is a TBS Sisterhood event.

Order Next Week's Shabbat Meal
Thank you for supporting our weekly Shabbat meals! Be sure to order early. There is a limit of 100 meals available.

 There will be NO meal on Friday, October 16. We're making time for our team to rejuvenate after a busy High Holiday season. We thank you for your cooperation and plan on making reservations for Oct. 2, 9, 23, and 30! Stay tuned for Oct. menus!

We are also offering boxes of Shabbat candles at pick-up for $9 and $9.50 per box of 72 depending on your choice. We ask that you send a check later to TBS Sisterhood.
Special October 2 Sukkot Meal
from 11:00am - 12:00pm
(This is a cold, dairy meal that is perfect for eating in a sukkah!)

DEADLINE: The day before pick-up (Thursday) by noon OR until reservations fill up (whichever comes first).
Keep Dropping Off When You Pick-Up
We need your help to keep up the momentum!
We have collected over 500lbs of food so far

We are looking for more donations during
High Holiday pick-up.
TBS food drive!

Let's help those in need. TBS cares! We are accepting canned goods and non-perishable food.

Please drop off donations during Shabbat dinner pick-up or drop them in the bin by the front doors anytime Tuesday-Thursday all summer.

All donations dropped off during the Temple Beth Food Drive will be distributed to those who need it most in the Sarasota community.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 941.955.8121 or email our Business Director Nancy at nhendricks@templebethsholomfl.org

Thank you in advance for helping us better serve our community!
Exciting Life & Legacy Announcement
We are grateful that over 17,000 North American donors have committed over $1 billion in legacy gifts through our collaboration with Federation /JCF and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative. Because of the commitment of donors like you, endowments will provide future financial stability for valued organizations and congregations in our region, across the U.S. and Canada.

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A percentage is given back to the Temple and those donations are deposited into the General Fund.
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