April 1, 2021 For immediate release Temple Beth Shalom, Reform Jewish Congregation of Puerto Rico, registers its firm support of Puerto Rico Senate Bill 184 which would make illegal the practice of so-called “conversion therapies.” Our position reflects: 1) the fact that our tradition holds that each human is made “b’tzelem Elohim”, in the divine […]
Tu B’Shevat is our next festival! Our Temple Beth Shalom Tu B’shevat seder will be on Wednesday evening, January 27th (Erev Tu B’Shevat) via Zoom. Watch for the announcement and the link. Read on! Introducing Tu B’Shevat Tu B’Shevat is the festival that welcomes the beginning of springtime in Israel. The rainy season has […]
I just can’t let go of Hanukkah yet. Our TBS daily candle lightings, with shared greetings, smiling faces and wonderful memories described each night, were truly extraordinary. They fulfilled the Hanukkah message: Banish darkness, spread the light. All despite COVID and the technological limitations of Zoom. My unwillingness to let Hanukkah go was reinforced yesterday […]
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Text and display by Naomi Patz – Hanukkah 5781 Another name for Hanukkah is JAG URIM, the festival of lights. In the darkest season of the year, virtually every religious tradition includes symbols and ceremonies to offset fears and counter the unnerving absence of light. Obviously, this has been a much less significant feature of […]