Give To Your Heart’s Content
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Most people know Temple B’rith Kodesh as an iconic landmark.
To many, it is much more than an edifice.
It is the heart of Reform Jewish life and community in Rochester, New York.
Vibrant. Empowering. Uplifting.
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of those it touches.
Passing on traditions and teachings to future generations.
Caring. Active. Involved.
Taking steps to aid those in need from every walk of life.
Nurturing personal growth.
Comforting in times of despair. Sharing in times of joy.
Being associated with Temple B’rith Kodesh, and the amazing things we do for our congregation (and community) is extremely rewarding. TBK keeps me connected to my Jewish faith which is an important and meaningful part of my life!
Temple B’rith Kodesh helps us develop relationships, cultivate Jewish meaning, inspire personal growth and foster leadership so we can transform ourselves, our community, and the world.
Demonstrating the good deeds that are an integral part of belonging to Temple B’rith Kodesh.
Here are a few examples of the congregation’s mitzvot from the past year:
Volunteers Helping the Community
Visits to Hospitals, Nursing and Rehab Facilities and Senior Living Centers
Acts of Tikkun Olam
Creating a better world around us, which is a fundamental part of belonging to Temple B’rith Kodesh.
Here are a few examples of the congregation’s acts of
Scholarships to Camp and Israel
Clergy Counseling and Pastoral Sessions
A quick look at the joyous occasions that are an essential part of belonging to Temple B’rith Kodesh.
Here are a few examples of the congregation’s simchas from the past year:
Events including Chanukah Dinner, Family Passover Seder, Purim Party, Congregational Picnic, and the RPO@TBK
Life events including B’nai Mitzvah, Bris/Baby Namings, Weddings and Celebrations of a Life
Guests at High Holy Day Services
Children Participating in Religious Education and Family Fun Shabbats
Being a lifelong member of TBK has helped to shape my strong Jewish identity. Through my rewarding volunteer work on a variety of committees, I have had the opportunity to meet and form deep, lasting relationships with members of the Temple community. I am proud to be a member of TBK. As we celebrate the 170th anniversary of our founding, we need to continue to support TBK to ensure the future of this vibrant Temple for the next generation.
We join together as a congregation to form the sacred community called B’rith Kodesh, Holy Covenant. Our new “give from your heart” way of funding the expenses incurred to create our sanctuary, house of prayer, house of meaning, and place of education adopts this sense of covenant. We and our children are educated and taught the beauty, depth, and traditions of our Judaism at our Temple. The new policy hopes to create a covenant of membership between each individual member and the congregation. It is where we connect and make life-long relationships. This new policy builds these relationships and replaces the old transactional process of dues. It is incumbent for each member to take ownership and to “give from the heart,” give until it feels good. I support this covenant of membership.