Joining the congregation is only the first step.
Here are some of the ways you and your family might connect with TBS.
VOLUNTEER: Your talents are our strengths. Let us know your interests and we will find a place for you.
STUDY: Lifelong learning is a traditional Jewish value. Under the direction of Joy Rosenberg, our Adult Education program has grown by leaps and bounds. Ask for a catalogue (we usually publish it around Rosh Hashanah); sign up for our weekly email (just go to www.sftbs.org); or call the office for information.
JOIN A COMMITTEE: The standing committees of Temple Beth Shalom include the Social Justice Council, Buildings & Grounds, Membership, Ways & Means, Adult Education,Religious School & Preschool. There is also a Mitzvah Corps, a burial society (the Chevra Kadisha), a library committee, and many others. For a full list of opportunities, visit the Committees page.
If you have children
TOT KABBALAT SHABBAT AND FAMILY SERVICE: These short, joyous services happen on the first Friday of each month while school is in session. Watch for details on the web or in our email digest.
PRESCHOOL: Accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), TBS Preschool offers a quality curriculum that meets the developmental needs of two, three, & four year olds while incorporating a strong Jewish component. Contact Director Sarah Harrison at for information.
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: From Preschoolers to High Schoolers, we strive to integrate Judaism into the lives of our youngest members. They are, after all, our future. For tuition and enrollment information, call Joy Rosenberg, Director of Education, 982-6161.
BAR & BAT MITZVAH: We are justly proud of our Bar & Bat Mitzvah students. The in-depth, individualized tutoring they receive is simply spectacular and it shows on the big day.
BSTY (BETH SHALOM TEMPLE YOUTH): Under the guidance of Ellen Zieselman, the Youth Group is open to all teens (regardless of Temple membership) in grades 9 - 12. Members lead High Holy Days youth services, organize the Yom Kippur food drive, and participate in regional activities through NFTY-SW (North American Federation of Temple Youth-Southwest Region.)