Welcome to Temple Beth Shalom
Temple Beth Shalom is a warm and welcoming Jewish community based in Melrose, Massachusetts. We take pride in the fact that people who join our temple have told us they found a "home" at the congregation. We believe that the main purpose of a congregation is to provide a home for its members.
We work hard to create a spiritual home through the beauty of the Jewish religion, a community home through the many ways we try to connect people with each other, a fulfilling home through our many efforts over the years to support Melrose and its institutions via our social action and larger community outreach efforts.
Latke Alert! ** Latke Alert! ** Latke Alert!
Once again, Temple Beth Shalom will participate in Home for the Holidays, sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, by inviting the people of Melrose to join us for latkes, dreidel games, songs, and fellowship. We need latkes - in large quantities - and we will need help during the event! We encourage you to fry now and freeze for later - but please deliver your latkes already defrosted.
This is a wonderful aspect of our outreach to the community, and in past years, we have entertained 300-400 Melrosians.
Please deliver your latkes to the Temple after 4:30pm on Friday, December 5th or call or make other arrangements. Let me know, also, if you can be there to help serve, sing, lead dreidel games, or mingle with our guests.
If you are not a latke-maker, you can help out by sending a check to help defray the costs of putting on this event.
Thanks for all for helping to make this a very special annual event and a great success.
Donation checks may be made out to:
TBS - HFTH, 14 Boltoph Street, Melrose, MA 02176
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Below is a picture montage in video form put together by Ron Serisky that shows the exciting and fun-filled Shalom School highlights for the 2013-14 year. Enjoy!
Here is a wonderful video history of Temple Beth Shalom. This video was completed in April 2008 before our Capital Campaign and subsequent temple renovation. The video was put together by Rob Gati, Scott Mendelssohn, and Ellen Shore. Narration done by Tug Yourgrau.