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 […]
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, […]
Temple Beth Shalom cordially invites you to the screening of The Last Cyclist on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, produced by our very own Rabbi Norman and Naomi Patz! There will be a Q&A with the producers after the film. Please call or email to make reservations, as spaces are limited! The Last Cyclist, written […]
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKES Rabbi Norman Patz Erev Shabbat Vayehi January 10,2020 – Tevet 14, 5780 Temple Beth Shalom, the Reform Congregation of Puerto Rico [Preface: Our congregation’s custom is to follow the mi sheh-beirakh prayers for healing with an opportunity for congregants to share good news. When I asked what happy events there […]