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.
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 […]
Holocaust survivor Francine Christophe tells a beautiful tale of the power of kindness and generosity in this clip from Human, the Movie. In French, with subtitles in English and Spanish. More information about the film can be found on their official website: http://www.human-themovie.org/
Lucero, our homeless activist friend who is staying with us just returned from doing what I call, her nightly social work. She described an 80 year old lady whom she has known for about 4 years. She was leaning against a wall tightly holding on to her plastic bags of stuff. She told Lucero she […]
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK CEREMONY February 16, 2020 Remarks by Rabbi Norman Patz Delivered in Spanish by Luis Sanchez I am honored to represent Temple Beth Shalom of Puerto Rico and our rabbi, Norman Patz, who has spoken at this ceremony in past years. Today he is leading a memorial service for the late Jimmy Klau, […]