New COVID-19 Policy for meeting in-person at the Temple: At its June 7th meeting, the Temple Board approved a new policy for meeting in-person at the Temple, making vaccination optional while leaving in place a requirement to wear a mask; masks can be removed while eating or drinking. Explanation: This policy recognizes the important value […]
Summer 2022 Temple Sholom Monroe & North Streets P.O. Box 501 Galesburg, IL 60402-0501 Contents: Message from President Faye Schulz Message from Rabbi Henry Jay Karp Shabbat & Holiday Services Schedule, Winter / Spring 2022 Board News Mazel Tov, Todah Raba, and Farewell Save the Date News, Info, and Links Donations PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: “Searching […]
Below, you will find some of the heartfelt notes we’ve received from those who donated to our Capital Campaign, that attest to the value of our Temple community and to an enduring feeling of connection. For more information on our Capital Campaign or to make a donation, please click here. Note: The video with Temple […]
From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement
The reality is, one never knows whether someone else is suffering from an acute illness. A broken leg is obvious; a broken spirit, not so much. Many of us contend with invisible illnesses, whether physical, such as Multiple Sclerosis or chronic migraines; or mental, like anxiety or schizophrenia.
Lifelong learning, however, can be easier said than done. For many, as they enter adulthood, with its competing demands and obligations, setting aside time for learning – and especially for Jewish learning – can be challenging indeed.
On this Tu B’Av, may we all seek out those people who are on our team through despair and delight, who can forgive and seek forgiveness, who see us for who we truly are and support us on the journey to becoming whoever we will someday be. And if your Valentine’s Day candy stash has run out, send those you love a note of sweetness and gratitude instead. Happy Tu B’Av!
A common sentiment among Jewish-affiliated teens seems to be, after your b'nei mitzvah, religious school is over, right? Sure, you might come back for confirmation in a few years, but there's no real reason to stay involved. You're Jewish. You know that, your family knows that, and your friends know that. Staying involved is kind of a waste of time. Right? Actually, no. Even if you've had your b'nei mitzvah, there are benefits to staying involved with your Hebrew School and your religious education.