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.
¡Buenos días! Una vez más, tengo el privilegio de representar a la comunidad judía de Puerto Rico en la inauguración de la Semana Nacional de la Policía. Gracias al sargento Axel Valencia por tramitar mi invitación. Desde los tiempos bíblicos, los judíos siempre hemos orado por el bienestar y la seguridad de los lugares donde […]
In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Puerto Rico has an exclusive opportunity to the memorable story of Eva Schloss, stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank. Eva Schloss will be traveling from London to share her story of triumph and survival with the Puerto Rio community. Like her stepsister, Eva went into hiding in Holland until she, […]
We sometimes get so used to the things around us that we stop seeing them. That is, we don’t consciously remember what the things mean or what they stand for. Consider the two framed documents on the sides of the bimah here. On my right is the document from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London […]
Rabbi Norman Patz Temple Sholom of West Essex Shabbat Toledot November 9-10, 2018 / 2 Kislev, 5779 “Don’t send your boys to school in the morning.” That’s what a neighbor told the mother of John and Ernie Oettinger on November 9th 1938. The neighbor was a fireman who knew the SS plans for attacking Jews […]