Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a welcoming and inclusive sacred community that connects its members to one another, Judaism, and Israel through interactive spiritual, educational, and social experiences. TBS is a Conservative synagogue of 800 families founded in 1940.
Engaging committees, social and educational opportunities are offered including Sisterhood, Men's Club, HAZAK, Young Members Group, B'Emtza (in the middle), Social Action, and Hesed (Caring Community).
Learning is a lifelong journey at TBS, from nationally recognized speakers and scholars-in-residence and engaging adult education courses to parent/child classes and family education programs.
Our Religious School offers a comprehensive curriculum and focuses on creating differentiated learning environments for all students, and it has been awarded the prestigious Framework of Excellence School by USCJ. A Special Needs Coordinator and Hebrew Language Specialists partner with our experienced faculty to meet each student's educational needs. Religious School classes meet twice per week, along with ongoing opportunities to participate in family learning programs and synagogue-wide celebrations. Shoreshim, Haverim, and USY youth groups offer social, educational, and community service activities that are overseen by professional advisors.
TBS's Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center features a family-centered curriculum supplemented with gym, library, science, music with "Best of Philly" winner Marcia Kratz, playtime in the Noah's Ark Play Center, and Shabbat celebrations. Full day care (beginning at six weeks), Kindergarten Enrichment, Full Day Kindergarten, lunch and learn, after-school activities, and parent/child programs are available.
Membership to TBS is included with tuition for Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center. Families will enjoy the full benefits of membership at TBS, including High Holy Day, Shabbat and holiday celebrations, classes, and other congregational experiences!
Unique Family Shabbat Services occur three times per month, as well as youth services on Shabbat mornings: Tot Shabbat (ages 0-3), Kids Kehillah Student Service (ages 3-7), ECEC School to Shul, Project Yahad, and So-Shul Networking (grades 5-7). Babysitting is offered on Shabbat and holidays. Adult and youth choirs provide spiritual outlets for congregants of all ages.
Renovated sanctuary seats 635, and additional seating on the High Holy Days can accommodate a total of 2,200. The newly and completely renovated Friedman Social Hall has seating for large banquets, and facilities are available for weddings, B'nai mitzvah, and other celebrations. Noah's Ark Play Center is available for children's birthday parties. Kashrut is observed at TBS, with three semi-exclusive caterers.
Friday evening services begin at 6:15 pm; Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 am. Shabbat Minha/Maariv at sundown. Morning Minyan services at 7:00 am on weekdays and 8:15 am on Sundays and secular holidays. Evening Minyan services at 8:00 pm. Daily minyan warmly embraces all of our congregants and friends in the community every day of the week.