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Current Events at TBS

Rabbi Eli on mountaintop


Torah Study

    Thursdays at 6:00 pm  on Zoom (link in weekly email)

Jewish Spiritual Practices

     Fridays at noon via Zoom

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

      Fridays at 7:30 pm

Shabbat Morning Service     

      1st & 3rd Saturdays at 9:30 am

Minchah Service (newly added)     

      2nd Saturdays at 5:00pm

Spiritual Practices with Stephen Lipton     

       Wednesdays at 9:00 am     
       Held at Boone Ridge Retirement Living

Volunteers needed for Hamantaschen fundraiser

We need all hands on deck to help make these delicious treats. Making days are Saturday, Sunday, and Monday through February and March. Come for all or part of a shift, sign up for as many as you’d like!

We are looking for a volunteer coordinator, so if you can fill this need, please let Amber know.

Ready to order? Click here and then remember to come back and sign up for a time slot!

It's Time to Order Hamantaschen!!

Dozens come with four of each flavor
Raspberry, Apricot, and Poppyseed.         

$24 per dozen

Only $22 per dozen when you buy 3 or more boxes.

Unbaked rounds (no filling) are $14 per dozen.

Pick Up Dates

Wednesday, March 20 through Friday, March 22    (9:30 am — 2 pm)
Friday, March 22 at Shabbat Services, 7:30 pm at the TBS office, 1274 Cunningham Ln. S

For questions about ordering contact
Amber Giddings  or  503-362-5004.

Mussar Study

Gatherings will be monthly on the third Sunday at noon.

Meeting in-person preferably but also available on zoom with usual link.

The study of mussar can be engaged by anyone, including non-religious Jews, because it focuses on personal ethical conduct, while being rooted in the Jewish textual tradition and contemporary science. We will be engaging the best-selling book Everyday Holiness by Alan Moranis in which, chapter by chapter, he presents Jewish thoughts on particular middot (patience, love, kindness, etc.).

There will be time for one-one and small group learning as well as with the whole group. Clifford Hartman, a retired psychologist with a deep, secular spiritual practice rooted in meditation, will be facilitating the group with support from Rabbi Eli.

See Rabbi Eli’s article in January Sholom Salem newsletter for more information.

Heritable Mutations

Sunday, February 25, 1 pm

In person and on Zoom

Sponsored by JCEC

Tabitha Phillips from Salem Health will be presenting information about heritable mutations, specifically BRCA1/2, which are known to have up to 5x higher rates of mutations among women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent when compared to general population. She will review some of the mechanism of the genes, how they lead to increased risk for certain cancer types, as well as testing and surveillance or treatment options.


Tabitha Phillips works as a Physician Assistant at the Salem Health Breast Center. In addition to surgical management of breast cancer, she sees patients in consultation for high risk breast cancer screening and management. She has undergone intensive training in cancer genetics and provides surveillance for patients with high-risk mutations. 

Two movie events


Monument Film Premiere – (some footage was filmed at TBS!)

Thursday, March 14, 6 pm: Silverton Palace Theatre, Q&A with Rabbi Eli

Get Tickets in Silverton

Sunday, March 24, 6 pm: Salem Cinema, Q&A with director & TBS member, Michael Turner

Get Tickets in Salem

Silent Film & Live Music Concert at TBS on Monday, March 18, 7 pm

Ne'imot — Singing group

Ne’imot will be meeting Saturday, February 24 at TBS at 5:00 pm.  Come join us!

drawing of candlesticks, covered challah, wine and kiddush cup

Mitzvah Opportunities

Challah on cutting board

Shabbat Morning Onegs

Consider sponsoring in honor of a simcha or in memory of a loved one. Onegs are held after Shabbat services (except for the first Friday potluck), and after Shabbat Morning Services on the first and third Saturday each month. 

Mitzvah meals graphic; Homeless, Hungry, Thank You sign in front of person sleeping on sidewalk with cup for money in front of sign

Mitzvah Meals

Mitzvah Meals are convenient meals ready to hand out to those in need.     

$3.00 each or 4 for $10.00     

Meals can be picked up in the office after payment is made through the office.  Email Shelley Kaplan to order.

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Deposit Bottles for Baneinu Scholarships

This program raises funds specifically for Baneinu Scholarships. Pick up a pre-labeled blue bag from TBS and fill it with your clean cans and bottles for deposit redemption. You can either drop off the full bags at any Bottle Drop location or bring it to TBS. 

Donate Supplies from our Amazon wishlist

Donate Supplies to TBS from our Amazon Wishlist

TBS now has a wishlist of basic supplies and wants that you can help us purchase. Click here to view the wishlist and check back for updates. We appreciate all the ways that our members support our needs.

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Volunteer at Marion-Polk Food Share

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month to volunteer at the Marion Polk Food Share. Please Email Shelley Kaplan for details.

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Legacy Giving

You may contribute to the future of Temple Beth Sholom and of the general Salem Jewish community by planning for a special kind of gift.  You can help ensure the synagogue’s future by creating a trust while you are living or by including TBS in your will.  Click here for more details.

TBS kids with rainbow "Everybody is Welcome" sign
Welcome sign over the many kinds of Jews we welcome