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Beth Sholom Men’s Club and Sisterhood invite you to

BBQ and Baseball at Frontier Field
Monday, August 29


Getting a head start

Although we may have Sukkot in the snow, I am kind of excited to have the High Holiday season begin in October. Unlike most years when as the school bells ring we know it’s a sign for the Shofar to sound, this year we are given almost an entire month to prepare for the Days of Awe, the days when the book of Life is open for our taking.

Not only is the late coming good for preparation time, it also sets the entire Holiday season extremely close to the actual date for the Presidential elections. That being said, we should use this time to get excited for the opportunity of September.

So the question becomes, how will we decide to vote? We must realize that this is a very important questions and it has nothing to do with November. I fear that the political season will distract us from the more important voting of October. I am referring to how we will vote for ourselves, our synagogue, community, and our world. Hashem wants to see that we take this voting seriously, and we have to commit ourselves, through the extra time given, to ponder and clarify what it is we need for the welfare of our Jewish experience.

Here are a few ideas that can help us get started.


President's Message - August/September 2016

At our annual meeting in June I had the great pleasure of announcing that this year, at our Ambassadors of Humanity gala we will be changing things up a bit.  We usually announce an honoree on behalf of our Shule, an honoree on behalf of Israel, and an honoree on behalf of our community.  This year our designated honorees fit all of those categories and more. With great pleasure and respect we will be honoring our very own Rabbi Shaya and Nechie Kilimnick at our annual Ambassadors of Humanity event.  It promises to be quite an evening. The date is yet to be determined but this coming year plan on joining us for a grand celebration!

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Thank you to all the generous AOH 2015 sponsors!


Welcome to Congregation Beth Sholom

Welcome to Congregation Beth Sholom, Rochester, New York’s largest Modern Orthodox and Zionist synagogue.  Led by our charismatic and inspirational spiritual leader, Rabbi Shaya Kilimnick, Congregation Beth Sholom offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  Our synagogue is a community resource for every member’s full life, from birth, to B'nei Mitzvah, marriage, and in times of need.


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Mazel Tov to the 2015 Ambassadors of Humanity Award winners.  Please visit AOH site and the view or download Ambassadors of Humanity e-journal.  Thank you to all the generous AOH sponsors!

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Congregation Beth Sholom

1161 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Tel: (585) 473-1625


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