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“Lobby” Renewal Project

The success of the Beth Sholom community now demands changes in the building’s structure. We are excited to begin a new facilities improvement project. We are ready to renew the most frequently used room in our building, our “lobby” area.

We hope that you will make a tax deductible donation of $100 or more, or one that rises to the best of your giving ability, and support this important project. Take advantage of the matching funds donation of $20,000. All donations are welcome and will be appropriately recognized.

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Rabbi Kilimnick's Message - January 2015

I never cease to be amazed by the commitment and enthusiasm of our Beth Sholom members and their families. Our shul has always been a paradigm in the Orthodox synagogue world, for having been able to create a Torah community which prides itself on being non-judgmental and inclusive. We have always maintained a diversified membership, composed of different political views and religious observance. We have always attracted a sincere segment of our community in Rochester, who seek to be involved in a shul whose members ‘do get involved’.  Beth Sholom is a congregation of ‘no- nonsense’ Tefillah and Torah Learning, and Practice where the Halacha and Hashkafah are not compromised. Above all, our commitments to every Jew and to Eretz Yisroel are reinforced and strengthened, as we celebrate our responsibility towards one another.


Singing on the bridge

Early in December, our Shul had the honor of hosting the NCSY Fall regional convention. Like always it was a wonderful experience of prayer, food, learning and especially song. One song which always strikes a chord is that of Kol HaOlam Kulo, the song which acknowledges that the world is a very narrow bridge and the main thing is to have no fear. Whenever I think of this song, I realize that there is not just a narrow bridge, but there is the sturdy wide ground which is before and after the bridge. The question is that when on this bridge, how do we make sure we feel secure until we get to the other side?


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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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!

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Congregation Beth Sholom

1161 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Tel: (585) 473-1625


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