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Current Events at TBS

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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    

      2nd Saturdays at 5:00pm

Spiritual Practices with Stephen Lipton     

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

Mussar Study

Sunday, April 21st at noon

In Person ONLY 

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.

Oregon Climate Presentation and Vigil

Amending the Oregon Constitution Regarding the Environment

PRESENTATION Sunday, April 14, 1 pm via Zoom

CLIMATE VIGIL Saturday, May 4, 8 pm at the Capitol

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Ask yourself: When I throw it away, where does it go and is that important? When I recycle incorrectly, why does it cost thousands of dollars? How can organic waste damage the environment if it is organic? Taking care of our state and our home has become of paramount importance as we watch the oceans warm, microplastics appear in our bloodstream, and our weather dramatically change. This class is just a tiny step to help us live in harmony with our home planet. Bring questions, bring best practices, and prepare to make a green change. A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL Oregonians of faith and goodwill are building a coalition to advance the right to a safe & healthy environment for all people, including children and future generations. A growing coalition is working to amend the Oregon Constitution to protect everyone’s right to a healthy environment and a stable climate. On Saturday, May 4 in Salem, we are planning a Statewide Organizing Meeting (2:30-7:30pm) and Community Vigil (8-9pm).

In partnership, Pattie Sloan On behalf of Climate Vigil, bringing together people of faith and goodwill to take climate action, and Oregon Citizens for an Environmental Rights Amendment (OCERA), our nonpartisan coalition to protect everyone’s right to a healthy environment.

Passover Seder

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 5:30pm

Please RSVP by April 16

$36 Adult

$18 Children 7-12

Under 6 free


The Last Laugh

Sunday, April 28 at 1 pm

In Person ONLY

Graphic for the Last Laugh documentaryThe Last Laugh is a feature documentary which asks the question whether it is ever acceptable to use humor about major tragedies. Are any topics off limit or are such jokes acceptable expressions of free speech? Mel Brooks, Carl and Rob Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, David Steinberg, and others give their views and tell their jokes. The movie also features a Holocaust survivor. Find out how she gets “the last laugh.”


34th Annual Auction

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Time: 4pm (Event and Bidding start)

Place: Zenith Vineyard

Price: $45 for Dinner and 1 drink

$350 for Table of 8

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Mitzvah Opportunities

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Friday Night 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. 

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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.

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Welcome sign over the many kinds of Jews we welcome