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TBS: Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Barry Block

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - October 31 @ 6:00 pm

Join Temple Beth Shalom for an engaging weekend of study and education with our scholar in residence, Rabbi Barry Block. Rabbi Block leads Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock, Arkansas. A Houston native, Rabbi Block has long served Reform Judaism and the communities in which he has lived, taking on several leadership roles.

He is the editor of The Mussar Torah Commentary and The Social Justice Torah Commentary, and his writing appears in several other CCAR Press anthologies and other publications.

Friday, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m.

Erev Shabbat Services

The Mussar Torah Commentary: Improving Our Lives by Studying Torah 

Open to all and free of charge.

Attend in our sanctuary: 
* Members, request limited seating in our sanctuary.
* Non-members, call the temple office at 512-735-8900 to request limited seating in our sanctuary.

Watch online:
Members and non-members may view from our livestream page or on YouTube at bit.ly/tbs-channel.


Shabbat Morning, Oct. 30, 9:00 a.m.

Torah Study

Parashat Chayei Sarah: Torah’s Precedent for Women’s Agency

Open to all. Free to members; non-members, a $36 donation is requested.

Attend in our sanctuary (members only):
Request limited seating in our sanctuary.

Participate on Zoom:
* Members, link will be made available on the Zoom Links for Members webpage. No registration needed for members to participate on Zoom.
*Non-members, register to attend by Zoom ($36 donation requested).


Shabbat Afternoon Discussion, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m.

Politics or Social Justice: Should Rabbis Preach about Issues of the Day?

For Temple Beth Shalom members only: Request limited sanctuary seating.

This event will be conducted in-person only; a recording will be made available for members to view after the event.


October 30 @ 7:00 pm
October 31 @ 6:00 pm
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