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.
Eulogy by Rabbi Norman Patz October 9, 2020 – Tishri 21, 5781 Hoshanah Rabbah Delivered by Salatiel Corcos, President of Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico I am Salatiel Corcos, President of Temple Beth Shalom. I have come today to honor the memory of Norma Topp, who was president of Temple Beth Shalom many […]
Rabbi Norman Patz Temple Sholom of West Essex August 14, 2020 – 25 Av, 5780 The obituary for Adin Steinsaltz, published in the New York Times on Tuesday (Joseph Berger and Isabel Kirschner NYT 8.11.20) alerted us to the passing of our generation’s greatest Talmud scholar. Starting in 1965, when he was 27 years old, […]
Meditation Rabbi Norman Patz Erev Shabbat Zoom service July 3, 2020 – 12 Tammuz 5780 Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico On this Fourth of July, the 244th birthday of the United States of America, I want to share with you my concerns about our fragile democracy. Here is why I am worried. On the […]
Congregants should read this important statement from the New York Board of Rabbis sent out on Sunday, May 31st, forwarded to us by Rabbi Patz.
Remembering Lee Calem Remarks by Rabbi Norman Patz Visiting Rabbi, Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico To be presented by Rabbi Michael Holzman May 17, 2020 23 Iyar, 5780 The members of Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico receive the news of Lee Calem’s death with heavy hearts. For decades, Lee and her late husband […]