You are here: Home

Congregation Beth Sholom | Modern Orthodox Synagogue | Rochester, NY

JA slide show


Saturday, May 23
Mincha 8:10 pm
Maariv 9:25
Shavuot Night “Tikun” 11:45 pm

Sunday, May 24
Early Shacharit 5:10 am
Shacharit 9:00 am
Mincha 8:20 pm

Monday, May 25
Shacharit 9:00 am
Yizkor 10:30 pm
Mincha 8:20 pm
Yom Tov concludes 9:27 pm


Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5775 - Schedule for All Night learning 201­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­5

11: 45- 1:00: Dr. Yosef Kilimnick – Tikun Leyl Kriat HaSedrot – in Library

12:00-12:25: Dr. Nina Schor - Franz Rosenzweig's Revelation: Becoming, Being, G-d, and Man

12:30 -1:20: Rabbi Shaya Kilimnick - The King's Curse; The Revolution and Restoration of the House of David

1:30 - 1:55: Rabbi Eliezer Lehrer  - Holding the Sign "Honk if You Support

2:00 - 2:25: Danny Klein - The Korbanot: Can We (and Do We Want to) Bring Them Back?

2:30-2:55    Intermission

3:00-3:50: Rabbi Micah Segelman - The Status of Minority Opinions in Halacha

4:00-4:50: Rabbi Avi Kilimnick - Seek to Understand: That Which Transpires Moments Before Revelation


Rabbi Kilimnick's Message - May 2015

Dear Members,

These past few weeks we have been so immersed into our Jewish lives. The preparations for Pesach highlighted our attention to the world of Kosher. Discussions about the new kosher products available and the many different ways our respective families kept the holiday, further strengthened our Jewish identity and awareness.  The memories of the holiday, its preparations and observances captured images of our Jewish past and further etched the Torah lessons onto our hearts.


The Story Continues

Between the Holidays of Pesach and Shavuot, we have a wonderful opportunity to take part in a very unique Mitzvah, that of Siphirat Ha’Omer. For 49 days we are supposed to count each day as we approach the 50th day, the Holiday of Shavuot when we celebrate the receiving of the Torah.

One interesting feature of this Mitzvah is that the blessing to be recited before the count can only be said at night.  Even though the number can be recited during the day, the blessing would have no part in that verbalization.

Why is the blessing and performance of this mitzvah designated specifically at night? To answer this question, we must reconnect with where the Mitzvah begins, that being the 2nd night of Pesach which follows the night of the first Seder.


“Lobby” Renewal Project

Thank you to everyone for making our Lobby Renovation Matching Donation Project a success! We have exceeded the anonymous donor’s requested threshold of $20,000, but continued donations will help beautify the shul even more! Stay tuned for details on this very exciting development for Congregation Beth Sholom.

Just as a reminder, you shouldn’t be playing games at shul…. Unless you’re at the Sisterhood/Men’s Club Game Night! Once again, this event was well attended and was a great success.

We’re looking forward to an exciting and fun Purim with our megillah readings and seudah. Please be sure to join us! Also, please place your orders for mishloach manot, and yes… It’s time to start thinking about Pesach and Shmurah Matzah orders!

Chag Kasher V’Sameach!

Jonathan S. Weissman



Thank you to all the generous AOH sponsors (2014)!


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.


Upcoming Events

May 24, 2015 (All Day)

View Full Calendar


Photo Gallery

AOH E-Journal

Mazel Tov to the 2014 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!

Contact Us

Congregation Beth Sholom

1161 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Tel: (585) 473-1625


Send us an email...

"Like" us on Facebook!

Online Payments

Make an online donation or membership payment on our secure server.

Donate Now!
Dues & Other Payments

For weekly service details see the Shabbat Observer.

Login Form