Almost exactly 5 years after hurricane María struck Puerto Rico, we are once again faced with another climate catastrophe. Hurricane Fiona has caused widespread destruction and flooding, and many communities remain without access to electricity, water, food and/or shelter. Our own facilities were faced with a failure of our emergency backup power system, which will […]
Thoughts on Shabbat Nahamu August 12, 2022 – Av 16, 5782 Temple Sholom of West Essex Rabbi Norman Patz This week’s Torah portion is a triple-header of passages familiar to us: the Ten Commandments, the Sh’ma and the V’ahavta. They’re all in D’varim/Deuteronomy, chapters 5 and 6. I would be remiss if I didn’t call […]
On Saturday, July 23, 2022, Temple Beth Shalom honored a living legend, Shula Feldkran Vollweiler, for her lifelong love, commitment and dedication to Judaism. Over the last forty years, Shula served as TBS president, vice president, principal and teacher of the religious school as well as Hadassah vice president of education. Currently she is a […]
On display in the Temple Sholom of West Essex museum case, curated by Rabbi Norman & Naomi Patz.
ATTENTION MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF TEMPLE BETH SHALOM The grandson of our long-time member Luis Sanchez and his late wife Dalia, lives in Israel. He needs our help, urgently. The boy, whose name is Yahel Yehuda, suffers advanced brain degeneration. It is a genetic mutation so rare that it is the only one in all the databases […]
Rabbi Patz and Naomi have put together this display for Temple Sholom’s museum case during Passover. Wishing you an easy week, good health, and sweet seders!