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Rabbi's Chanukah Message

Amidst Palestinian terror and attacks on innocent citizens, which have plagued Israel over the past few months, we must search for the messages and lessons that are certain to reinforce our strength and commitment to Israel and our Jewish People. We must be loyal to our belief that the Land of Israel, Jerusalem and all the other Holy places are ‘OURS ‘ and are not negotiable. To deny and defy the eternal relationship of the Jewish people with the Land of Israel is to join the band of anti-Semitic revisionists, who also include the Holocaust as a questionable historic fact. Of course there is no discussion! We will never dignify such conversations with rational response. We must realize that Anti-Semitism has no limitations and no boundaries. Throughout history it masquerades itself in the cloak of innocence and justice.  It is sanctioned by the intolerance of certain religious fanaticism and beliefs. It is also licensed by political leaders, demagogues and movements who further fan the flames of violence from their protected abode. Shame on them all!!


Shule Brochure

With the Holidays behind us, we might be looking forward to a calm, peaceful, and maybe quiet November. However, at Beth Sholom we are not complacent and we strive to allow the celebration to continue throughout the year.

Am Yisrael is blessed with a tradition which has provided a structure for our year so that our spiritual cord is always reinforced and rejuvenated. This structure begins from the Torah where we are provided with the Shalosh Regalim- the three pilgrimage holidays of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot. We were also given the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. All of these days are set aside to have moments of intense connection to our creator in His house the Beit HaMikdash.


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Rabbi Kilimnick's High Holiday Message

It is August 18th and I am writing this message from our apartment in Yerushalayim. My dear Mechutan, Alex Hornstein, always allows us to stay at his place in David's Village which is opposite the Jaffe Gate and the David Citadel. The view is breathtaking and it’s the ideal place to witness the majestic character of the Holy City. As I write this message I am inspired by the view and the meaningfulness of this sacred place which Nechie and I are able to experience during our time in Yerushalayim.


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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