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Rabbi Kilimnick's Message - Summer 2015

I often find it difficult to compose a meaningful message for our monthly bulletin. After 45 years of serving as a Rabbi the task of writing a message becomes more challenging. I ask myself, “what do I write about now”? It is not that there is a shortage of Divre Torah, or lack of events to reflect upon.  The challenge is more in the selection of topics.


Everyone's Got Maftir

A frequent thought that is shared throughout the High Holiday season is that “Everything follows the Chasima- conclusion”. True, first impressions are lasting impressions, but if you really get to know someone or something, it is the end which makes the difference.


“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.


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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!

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Congregation Beth Sholom

1161 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Tel: (585) 473-1625


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