Welcome from Our Rabbi

“Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since I joined this community. B’nai Shalom v’Tikvah is so more than just a place of worship and I was welcomed with open arms. That means the world to me.

This past year we celebrated holidays and Shabbat together; we learned together; we talked about things as large as the meaning of life and as small as the meaning of a verse of prayer. It has been a great experience so far and I am looking forward to another fantastic year with you all.

If you are new to the area, or are looking for a new place to call home, or if you have been away for a while, I sincerely hope you will give B’nai Shalom v’Tikvah a chance. This little shul has created a spiritual home in which we educate our children and ourselves, support one another in difficult times, celebrate the good times with each other, pray together, sing together, and try our best to be God’s partners in creation. Our shul is run by volunteers, and I cannot thank enough all the people who work so hard day in and day out to sustain our community and help it flourish.

I want to take this opportunity to invite you to join our High Holiday services. We have services that blend the traditional with the modern. Please join us in song, prayer, and learning. Here are some of the experiences you will be part of:

  • Torah study on the Akeda (the sacrifice of Isaac) and the book of Jonah
  • Tashlich at the creek (where, once again, you will write your personal prayer on dissolving paper)
  • A personalized Yizkor service
  • A healing / meditative service on the afternoon of Yom Kippur.
  • And more…

Join us for the holidays and beyond. We would love to get to know you!

See you soon,

Rabbi Irit Printz”