6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat and Erev Rosh Hashanah Seder

9:00 am    Rosh Hashanah Tot Service

10:30 am    Rosh Hashanah Morning service

2:30 pm     Rosh Hashanah Family service

9:00 am - 11:00 am Shofarama

Fridy night services are now live streamed

Thank You!

High Holy Days Appeal

This High Holy Days season we ask for your generous support. To meet our budget, we need to raise at least $30,000 through our High Holy Days appeal. We are incurring expenses for online streaming, hardware and software for editing, and other essential online services, while most of our standard expenses continue. Please consider donating to the best of your ability. We really need and appreciate your help. 

Thank you!

Meredith Brown

Fred Milder

Aaron Wolf

and all those who helped make music come alive again



Havdalah Services

Havdalah services (about 15-20 minutes long) are live streamed on Saturday evenings at sunset on Facebook Live, direct from Rabbi Neil and Rabbi Jenny’s home. You can find Havdalah services in the Video section of our public Facebook page (not the private Facebook group). They are available whether or not you have a Facebook account, by clicking on (If a box appears asking you to create an account,
you can click on “Not now.”) These events are also recorded and are always available after the event is over.

You can find them at the link above.


Facebook Live Classes and Events 

Classes and events that are listed as “Facebook Live,” including Meditation with Rabbi Jenny, Torah with Joy, and others, are also streamed on our public Facebook page (not the private Facebook group). They are available whether or not you have a Facebook account, by clicking on the same link that you use to see Havdalah services:

These events are also recorded and available on that page after the event is over.

weekly online schedule of TBS activities


Rabbi Neil -


Sunday to Friday:           (DATE TBA) Sage Advice-Daily Reflection  with Rabbi Neil (by email)

Sunday 10 -11:30 am     (DATE TBA) Foundations of Judaism (Zoom meeting) with Rabbi Neil

Tuesday 10:30 - 11 am   Creative Shacharit (FacebookLive) with Rabbi Neil

Friday 6:30 pm               Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Neil (Live Streamed)

Saturday 9-10:30 am      Torah Study (Zoom meeting) with Rabbi Neil

Saturday 10:30 am         Shabbat Shacharit Service (Live Streamed)

Saturday 8:00-8:45 pm   Havdalah (FacebookLive) with Rabbi Neil



Temple Beth Shalom Response to COVID-19

Dear friends,

In a number of places in our tradition, we are informed that whoever saves one life saves an entire world. Pikuach nefesh, the preservation of life, is an essential mitzvah. As COVID-19 spreads throughout the US, we can help save lives by temporarily changing the way our community operates over the coming weeks. After having consulted with local health professionals and civic leaders, representatives from other local Jewish communities and with the New Mexico Jewish Federation, with our staff and with the Temple Board, we are making the following changes to how our community shall operate over the next few weeks….

Our Shabbat and festival services will continue to be led from the pulpit but with all members watching online at home instead of coming to the Sanctuary. All our services are live-streamed through the Temple website, at, (click on the Shabbat Live Streaming button) or CLICK HERE. During this totally unique situation, we will form a virtual community of prayer instead of a physical one. The Central Conference of American Rabbis has provided a free Mishkan T’fillah flipbook, available at so that members who do not have a siddur at home can follow along. If you would like someone’s name to be mentioned before Kaddish, please send an email to before midday on Friday.

Our regular educational activities, such as Torah study, Foundations of Judaism course, Yiddish class, Talmud class, etc., are cancelled for the next week and will continue after that on Zoom. Zoom is a wonderful free online gathering space, similar to video conferencing, and we will send out more information about this to members separately. Using Zoom, we will be able to connect and learn together without even being in the same room. We are even planning on using Zoom for some exciting new educational offerings and will tell you about these in due course.

Our Religious School and our Preschool were already due to be closed next week for Spring Break. Joy and Sarah will be in touch with our families very soon to let them know what is planned after Spring Break. 

All of our staff members will continue to work but will usually do so from home. We will keep minimal staff on site in the office during normal office hours in case of emergencies. Appointments with members of staff, including Rabbis, will only be face-to-face in very limited circumstances. If you absolutely need to visit the office, or if you have questions for office staff, please call ahead on 505-982-1376. In case of emergency, please contact Faith either at or or on 917-692-0180.

We acknowledge that this time has the potential to be frightening and isolating for some of our members, especially if anyone in our community does become unwell. Supporting each other and being there for each other is an absolutely strength of Temple Beth Shalom. Next week, we will share how we plan to increase support for our members during this unique time. 

You will undoubtedly have many questions. We have started an online thread where members can ask their own questions and also see the answers to other people’s questions. Please go to - the same page that we use to share and discuss the sermons. 


Please be assured that we will in no way be closing - we will merely be interacting differently for a while. Through responsible and compassionate social distancing, we will do everything in our power to limit the spread of this virus. We will keep you updated as things develop.



Rabbi Neil (Principal Rabbi) and Michelle LaFlamme-Childs (President)

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