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.
Temple Beth Shalom Disaster Response Puerto Rico has once again been struck by a natural disaster. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit in the early morning on January 7. Aftershocks are expected to continue for days or even weeks. The damage so far along the southern coast is significant. Power outages have affected the entire island, […]
Sunday, December 29,2019/7th Day of Hanukkah, 5780 Dear Members of Temple Beth Shalom: We are horrified by the stabbings at the home of an Orthodox rabbi in Monsey, New York on Saturday night. The attack comes shortly after a series of assaults on Jews in the Greater New York during the Hanukkah week. I want […]
“Yet though we bolt and bar our house from You, to every door, O Death, You have a key.” We all knew that Jimmy was ailing, but he had come back from every crisis. His resilience and his will to live were formidable, as formidable as Jimmy was himself. Rabbi Jacob Rudin wrote, “To ask […]
Rabbi Norman Patz Temple Sholom of West Essex Yom Kippur Morning, October 9, 2019 – 10 Tishri, 5780 To my Temple Beth Shalom family: Naomi and I send you warm greetings on the New Year 5780 and wish you a good year. We look forward to spending the months from Hanukkah to Purim with […]
Rabbi Patz and Naomi visited our young members at URJ Crane Lake Camp on Sunday, July 21st. In the photograph are Angie Ortega, Coral Beauchamp, Yanelis Beauchamp and Shlomo Garcia along with Rabbi Patz, Naomi Patz and their camper-granddaughters Sadie and Dahlia Reynolds.