We are delighted that you are considering joining Temple Beth Sholom (TBS). We are a progressive Jewish congregation, affiliated with our national parent organization, the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ). We invite you to learn more about our congregation by clicking the links below.
Inspirational Clergy: Rabbi Brian Leiken and Cantor Meara Lebovitz
Religious Services: Friday Nights, Sharing Shabbat, Saturday Mornings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Holiday Observances
Focus on Children: Nursery School, Religious School, and Youth Groups
Get Involved: Temple Board, Social Action, Ritual, Education, and other Committees
Social Groups: Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Young Members Club for parents of school-age children, and Chai Society for empty-nesters
Feel Connected: Adult Enrichment, Adult Choir, Torah Study, and much more.
TBS is committed to an open and inclusive environment, and we are proud to welcome people of interfaith marriages and members of the LGBTQ community.
If you are interested in learning more, then we would love the opportunity to meet you. Please call our office at 845-638-0770 to set up an appointment to get to know us. We hope you explore all that our website has to offer, including our rich history and congregants’ testimonials.
● For more details about Temple Beth Sholom,visit About Us
● Download our Membership Application
We invite you to be as engaged in our congregation as you would like. You are certain to develop new friendships and your lives will be enriched by our welcoming TBS family.
“I can’t say enough good things about the Temple Beth Sholom nursery school. Every single
teacher is loving and kind and patient with my children. What a wonderfully magical place to
- Sarah L.
“Temple Beth Sholom is a wonderful place! From the first day I joined until today, 29 years later, I’m home. My family and I have had the pleasure + grief of going through many life cycle events here, always with clergy & congregation support in good times and bad. We are a community and a family!”
- Risa S.
“Rabbi Leiken and Cantor Anna have made attending functions and services at Temple Beth
Sholom more than just a religious experience... Services are also fun. They have changed my attitude towards Temple life. My oldest son attended one of their services and immediately started searching for a synagogue in their part of Maryland and joined a Reform congregation in Prince Frederick, Maryland. I am thrilled that I remained a member of my Temple.”
- Barry K.
“I didn’t need to convert to feel welcome here. I was accepted from the moment I started engaging with the Temple Beth Sholom community. I did eventually convert to Judaism after many years, and then something more meaningful occurred — I felt like I really belonged.”
- Gene F.
“TBS effectively reaches out to people of all age groups and generational cohorts: young
children, teens, millennials, Generation Xers, and the empty nester / baby boomer generation. It has become our special “Makom” (place) and holds a very exceptional place in our hearts.”
- David H.