Welcome to Temple Beth Shalom, Puerto Rico
Temple Beth Shalom (TBS), the Reform Jewish Congregation of Puerto Rico, was founded in 1967 by a group of families seeking the warmth and intimacy of a small congregation. Contributing to this ambiance are our off-island members, non-jewish associate visitors, visiting rabbis, and cantors.
We offer a generous range of programs that appeal to the wide range of our members’ demographics and backgrounds. We observe regular Shabbat and Jewish Holiday services, as well as host adult education sessions and film screenings. Life-cycle events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, confirmations, conversions, and baby naming ceremonies also form an integral component of ourcommunity.
A NEW DISPLAY FOR THE TEMPLE SHOLOM MUSEUM CASE IN HONOR OF THE PASSOVER FESTIVAL
CHAD GADJO is a remarkable German Expressionist rendering of the beloved seder song, Had Gadya. Now on display at the Temple Sholom of West Essex Musem Case, curated by Rabbi Norman and Naomi Patz.
Join us for our Passover Community Seder!
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Join us for our Hanukkah party!
Photo sessions will be 10 minutes long, maximum 4 people. It will include 4 digital photos for $40.00. Photos will be delivered to you via email. Clothing: Light colors and without much design so that it does not get lost with the navy blue background and decoration. All games will have an entrance fee of $18 per […]
Hurricane Fiona Recovery
Almost exactly 5 years after hurricane María struck Puerto Rico, we are once again faced with another climate catastrophe. Hurricane Fiona has caused widespread destruction and flooding, and many communities remain without access to electricity, water, food and/or shelter. Our own facilities were faced with a failure of our emergency backup power system, which will […]
We’re Still Here – and We are Still Needed, Perhaps More than Ever!
Thoughts on Shabbat Nahamu August 12, 2022 – Av 16, 5782 Temple Sholom of West Essex Rabbi Norman Patz This week’s Torah portion is a triple-header of passages familiar to us: the Ten Commandments, the Sh’ma and the V’ahavta. They’re all in D’varim/Deuteronomy, chapters 5 and 6. I would be remiss if I didn’t call […]