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Rabbi Kilimnick's Message - July/August 2014

Presently I am overcome with great concern for the welfare of three young Yeshiva students who were kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists.  Like all of us we are praying for their safe return and for Hashem to protect them and give them and their parent’s courage and strength. Too many times we reduce the story of Israel to a political discussion about the Middle East conflict. We forget that our Jewish brothers and sisters are living there and building our Jewish State with a passion and love for Am Yisroel.  We routinely read about the political maneuvering of a process for peace and we neglect to identify with Israel in a personal and private way.


Making Peace

As a teacher, there is always the call before summer to pack and organize all books and materials that have been used throughout the year.  Room that has or has not been used before, is about to experience a major shift in space control. There may be a book shelf that has been filled or emptied, a corner that once had a desk and now does not. For the teacher, the shift in the room also creates a shift of perspective; it awakens new ideas and potential which may have never been thought of before.


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

Sisterhood Hat Sale
September 08, 2014 (7:00 pm)

Tillie Rose Program
September 14, 2014 (1:30 pm)

Rosh Hashanah Services
September 24, 2014 (All Day)

Ambassadors of Humanity Dinner
November 09, 2014 (5:00 pm)

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AOH E-Journal

Mazel Tov to the 2013 Ambassadors of Humanity Award winners: Steve Schwartz, Dave Rogachefsky and Avi Seidmann.  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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