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Temple Ohabei Shalom Circle of Giving 5781

11/22/2020 10:08:55 AM


Dear [salutation_first_names],  

The Circle of Giving is the primary annual fundraising effort of Temple Ohabei Shalom (TOS). We...Read more...

Temple Ohabei Shalom Circle of Giving 5781

11/19/2020 08:32:25 PM


Dear [salutation_first_names],  
The Circle of Giving is the primary annual fundraising effort of Temple Ohabei Shalom (TOS). We are so very proud of the extraordinary efforts that have been taken to permit...Read more...

In Memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

11/13/2020 11:38:24 AM


Last Shabbat, the Jewish world lost one of the greatest thinkers and rabbis of modern times: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Sacks was a source of great inspiration and wisdom to me, along with many thousands of others throughout the world. His teachings have had a profound impact on my understanding of Jewish philosophy, theology, and history. He was Chief Rabbi of Great Britain from 1991 to 2013, and won the esteemed Templeton Prize in...Read more...

An Update on TOS's Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

11/10/2020 11:23:26 AM


Many weeks ago we began to share our plans for the potential reopening of our building. With the support of our TOS Board of Trustees and our COVID-19 Reopening Committee, now renamed the Health and Safety Committee, we are taking a thoughtful, deliberate, and multi-tiered scientifically based approach to resuming in-person gatherings, including those in our offices, schools, event spaces, Chapel, and Sanctuary. We have spent many hours in...Read more...

Get out the vote! 

11/03/2020 12:35:08 PM


Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman

Dear TOS Community,

On this “Erev Election Day,” I want you to know that my heart and spirit are with all of you, our beloved community, during this most difficult, anxious, and hopeful of times. Many of you have worked tirelessly for so many months to ensure that our election is one in which everyone votes, and every vote counts. Thank you, and may your efforts lead to a free and fair...Read more...

Mikdash Ma'At - A Holy Space

09/25/2020 04:07:38 PM


Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman

How to Create a Sanctuary at Home for the High Holy Days 
For many weeks, we’ve been emphasizing that we want you to feel like you are “under the dome” while you are at home during this year’s High Holy Day services. We understand that even though you will see the sanctuary on your screen, and hear the familiar words and melodies, it can be difficult to enter into the same kind of spiritual space without...Read more...

Avinu Malkeinu

09/11/2020 12:23:31 PM



Please enjoy this recording of Avinu Malkeinu by Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman, with accompaniment by TOS Music Director, David Sparr.



Building Our World from Love: Shabbat Insights from Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman

07/16/2020 04:01:16 PM


Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman

Dear Friends,

During this time in the Jewish calendar, we are in a period of acknowledging the profound historical losses of our people, including most centrally the ancient temples in Jerusalem. This year, the sadness we recall at this season-- of losing our access to the place where we come together in community to find connection to one another and to tradition and the transcendent – is so deeply resonant. Having gone four months...Read more...

Shabbat Message

07/10/2020 02:20:26 PM


Board of Trustees

Congregants-    The TOS Board of Trustees wants to thank each of you who attended this year's Annual Meeting. This was an unprecedented meeting for unprecedented times in our community’s 177-year history. We had over 100 attendees and spent over 3.5 hours discussing important issues including social justice, the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts of current conditions on the sustainability of our budget. We also gathered,...Read more...

On Forgiveness

07/03/2020 08:53:10 AM


Rabbi Daniel Schaefer

In the first half of this week’s double Torah portion, Chukkat-Balak, the Israelites need to take the long way around the mighty kingdom of Edom. Their suffering extended by the long journey, the Torah explains that they grew, “short of spirit.” (Numbers 21:4).    Frustrated by their circumstances and unable to appreciate the bigger picture, the Israelites speak out against God and Moses. Not one to endure the people’s...Read more...
Mon, January 18 2021 5 Sh'vat 5781